Chiefs Select DE Tyson Jackson with 3rd Pick
Apr 25, 2009, 3:31:02 PM
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
with DE TYSON JACKSON
Jackson’s decision to return to school for the 2008 season seems to have paid off. A three-year starter at left
defensive end, Jackson proved to be a capable pass rusher, His forte’ was flushing the quarterback out of the pocket,
as he boasts 30 pressures for his career, along with his run containment skills, ranking 11th in school history with 27
tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Jackson was regarded as the best defensive end in the state of Louisiana during
his senior season at West St. John High School. The two-way lineman was named Class 2A Defensive Player of the Year
after capping off a torrid senior season with 84 tackles, 16 sacks and 17 pressures on the way to leading his team to
the state championship. Jackson was a member of the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen and the New Orleans
Times-Picayune’s Top 20 Blue-Chip list in 2003. He was named All-District and All-Parish on the gridiron and also
lettered in basketball. After spending the 2004 season on Louisiana State’s scout team, Jackson earned Freshman
All-Southeastern Conference honors in 2005. He alternated between both defensive end positions as the team’s top
reserve, posting thirteen tackles (8 solos) with a pair of sacks and five quarterback pressures.
Jackson was named All-Southeastern Conference
second-team as a sophomore, after he wrested away the starting left defensive end position. He collected 8.5 sacks with
ten stops behind the line of scrimmage and 37 tackles (13 solos). He also picked off a pass and deflected four others.
As a junior, he continued to excel as a disruptor for the opposing aerial attack, as his ten pass deflections ranked
second in the nation among down linemen. He again lined up at left end, posting 36 tackles (15 solos) to go with 3.5
sacks and ranked second on the squad with twelve pressures. Jackson was again selected to the AII-SEC second-team in
his final campaign. He started all season at left end, coming up with 36 tackles (17 solos) for the second-straight
year. He had 4.5 sacks, 10.5 stops for losses and seven pressures. He rumbled 18 yards with a fumble recovery and
blocked four pass attempts at the line of scrimmage.
Jackson started 38 of 53 games at Louisiana State, recording 122 tackles (53 solos) with eighteen pass deflections,
one interception, two forced fumbles and a pair of fumble recoveries… Ranks eighth in school history with 18.5 sacks
for minus 92 yards and placed 11th with 27 stops for losses totaling 109 yards… Also had 30 quarterback pressures.
Jackson earned All-Southeastern Conference second-team honors for the second time as a Tiger… The left defensive end
recorded 36 tackles (17 solos) that included 4.5 sacks for minus 27 yards, 10.5 stops for losses of 37 yards and seven
quarterback pressures, as the front wall allowed only 110.15 rushing yards per game … Recovered a fumble that he
advanced 18 yards and deflected four passes. On 33 plays vs. the run, the opposition gained only 57 yards (1.73 ypc)
with three touchdowns over Jackson’s area… Made thirteen stops on third down plays, including eight vs. the running
game, adding five more hits on fourth down… The opposition completed 8 of 20 passes into his area for 58 yards (2.9
yards per pass attempt).
Started thirteen of fourteen games at left defensive end, coming off the bench in the season opener vs. Mississippi …
Recorded 36 tackles (15 solos) with 3.5 sacks for minus 20 yards, 4.5 stops for losses of 23 yards and twelve OB
pressures… Caused a fumble and ranked second among the nation’s down linemen with ten pass break-ups.
AII-SEC second-team choice, as he took over left defensive end duties, starting all but the Mississippi game…Recorded
a career-high 37 tackles (13 solos)...Added a career-high 8.5 sacks for minus 39 yards, six pressures and 10.5 stops
for losses of 43 yards… Caused and recovered a fumble… Broke up four passes and had his first career interception.
Earned a spot on the Freshman AII-SEC team as voted on by the league’s coaches and The Sporting News after
recording thirteen tackles (8 solos) and two sacks for minus 6 yards, adding five quarterback pressures.
Red-shirted as a freshman.
Attended West St. John (Edgard, La.) High School, playing football for head coach Larry Dupont… Teammate of present
LSU fullback, Ouinn Johnson… Regarded as the best defensive end in the state of Louisiana during his senior season… The
two-way lineman was named Class 2A Defensive Player of the Year after capping off a torrid senior season with 84
tackles, 16 sacks and 17 pressures on the way to leading his team to the state championship… Member of the Baton Rouge
Advocate Super Dozen and the New Orleans Times-Picayune’s Top 20 Blue-Chip list in 2003… Named AII-District
and All-Parish on the gridiron and also lettered in basketball.
Communication Studies major… Born Anthony Tyson Jackson on 6/6/86 in New Orleans, Louisiana… Resides in Edgard,
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