Height /Weight: 6-1 / 200
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
High School: Edward White HS
Major: University Studies
At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad as a junior…versatile player who is making the switch to outside linebacker after playing running back his first two seasons at Delaware…exciting player who runs hard and will be an asset blitzing from the outside…has appeared in 22 career games with one start and rushed for 618 yards on 157 carries (3.9 avg.) and eight touchdowns…has also recorded seven tackles, including two solo stops, on special teams…looking to improve with more experience…projected as No. 3 outside right linebacker behind starter Andrew Harrison and senior Eddie Lugo to open the season…also looks to have an increased role on special teams and could contend for kickoff return role…adapted to new role at linebacker well in the spring and recorded a game-high seven tackles, including three sacks, in the 2011 spring game…one of team’s most active members in community service projects.
2010 Season: Appeared in 14 games for the Blue Hens as the team’s No. 3 running back behind All-American Andrew Pierce and David Hayes...saw action on special teams as well...ranked third on the team in rushing yards, gaining 302 yards on 58 carries while scoring two touchdowns...rushed five times for 21 yards in the season opener vs. West Chester...collected 55 yards on seven carries vs. Duquesne...had 11 rushes for a career-high 88 yards in Homecoming win vs. Towson, including a 63-yard run for a touchdown to give Delaware a 34-0 lead...rushed 13 times for 45 yards and a touchdown against Massachusetts...also caught two passes for 19 yards...registered five tackles while playing special teams, including two solos...named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the Towson game...team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under head coach K.C. Keeler.
2009 Season: Had an excellent pre-season and moved immediately into the Blue Hens’ running back rotation…saw immediate action as one of three true freshmen to see playing time on offense…saw action in eight games including one start vs. Towson…was team’s second leading rusher with 316 yards on 99 carries (3.2 avg.) and a team-high six touchdowns despite missing three games with injuries…39.5 yards per game led the squad…caught three passes for 11 yards out of the backfield…sat out games vs. William & Mary at mid-season and final two vs. Navy and Villanova due to injuries…first carry came against West Chester for a five-yard gain when he finished with 41 yards in collegiate debut…rushed for a season-high 61 yards vs. Maine…rushed for 52 yards and three touchdowns in first career start vs. Towson…23 carries vs. Maine were the most by a UD runner all season…led the team in rushing on two occasions (vs. Richmond & James Madison)…became an immediate threat in the short-yardage and goal-line situations...also recorded two tackles…team went 6-5 for Keeler.
High School: Played running back for head coach Terry Gilliam at Edward H. White High School...team Most Valuable Player as a junior and senior...ran for 1,350 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior, including a 267-yard effort and two touchdowns and a 77-yard kickoff return in one game...named to the Florida Times-Union Super 24 team as one of the top players in northern Florida and south Georgia.
Personal: Leon Henry Jackson II...born Feb. 22, 1990...son of Leon Jackson and Dee Williams...University studies major at Delaware.
Career Offensive Statistics at Delaware
Career-High Rushing Yards: 88 yards vs. Towson, 2010
Career-High Receiving Yards: 49 yards vs. Maine, 2009Back To Football Home Football Story Archive