Height /Weight: 6-1 / 200
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
High School: Edward White HS
Major: University Studies
At Delaware: Fifth-year team member as a senior • three-year letterwinner • one of the squad's most versatile players and a team leader • rare two-way player • special teams captain who will also play a key role on the Blue Hen defense at linebacker • could also action at running back as a short yardage specialist • outstanding athlete who excels at covering kickoffs and punts • projected to start season as team's No. 2 outside linebacker behind senior Kyle Hunte • runs hard and is an asset blitzing from the outside • one of team's active leaders with 33 career games played • has rushed for 638 yards on 162 carries (3.9 average) with eight touchdowns • has caught five passes for 30 yards • defensively, has registered 33 career tackles with 23 solo stops • five-time Blue Hen Touchdown Club Player of the Week award winner • rushed for a game-high 51 yards and one touchdown, recorded two tackles, and intercepted a pass in the 2012 Blue-White Spring Game.
2011 Season: Triple threat who appeared in all 11 games and started one at outside linebacker against West Chester • named team's special teams captain early in the season • carried the ball five times for 20 yards against Delaware State in a backup role • made 26 total tackles and 20 solo tackles • had season-high seven tackles against Richmond • also had four tackles against West Chester and Old Dominion • returned one interception for nine yards vs. West Chester • made one tackle for loss vs. Old Dominion • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Team Player of the Week on four occasions (Navy, West Chester, Delaware State, Richmond) • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler.
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 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 • 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 on special teams • 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 • one of team’s most active members in community service projects.
Career Statistics at Delaware
Career-High Rushing Yards: 88 yards vs. Towson, 2010
Career-High Receiving Yards: 49 yards vs. Maine, 2009
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