Bennett Jackson

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Bennett Jackson
No. 36     New York Giants
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-09-16) September 16, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth: Hazlet, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: Hazlet (NJ) Raritan
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 6 / Pick: 187
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Practice Squad
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Bennett Troy Jackson, Jr. (born September 16, 1991) is an American football cornerback for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Giants in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Notre Dame.

High School[edit]

Jackson attended Raritan High School in Hazlet, New Jersey. He recorded 40 receptions for 729 yards and rushed 20 times for 350 yards as senior in 2010. He also played defensive back and intercepted four passes in 2009, helping lead Raritan to 8-3 record in 2009. He caught 35 passes for 509 yards with four TDs during junior season in 2008 and rushed 35 times for 267 yards and four TDs. He added two passing TDs, two punt returns for TDs and one kickoff return for a score during junior campaign, averaging 38 yards per kickoff return and 18 yards per punt return in 2008.

He also competed in track and field as sprinter and a hurdler. He was a specialist in the 110 meter hurdles, he ran a personal best of 13.75 seconds. He also competed in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 400 meters, posting personal bests of 10.82 seconds, 21.73 seconds and 49.36 seconds, respectively.

Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated as the 61st best wide receiver in the nation.[1] He committed to Notre Dame over offers from Michigan State, Rutgers and Northwestern.

College career[edit]

Jackson began his career at wide receiver playing mostly on special teams as a freshman in 2010. He recorded ten total tackles and had one carry for twenty yards. In 2011, after converting to cornerback in spring practice,[2] playing mostly on special teams and as a backup, he recorded 18 tackles. In his junior season in 2012, he started all 13 games. He recorded 65 total tackles, including one and a half for loss, four interceptions and four pass break ups while playing the entire season with a torn labrum in his right shoulder.[3] In 2013, as a senior, he recorded 64 tackles, including five for loss, one sack, one forced fumble, two interceptions and three pass breakups.

Professional career[edit]

2014 NFL Draft[edit]

He was drafted by the New York Giants in the sixth round (187th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.[4]

New York Giants[edit]

He signed his rookie contract with the Giants on May 19, 2014.[5] He was cut on August 30, 2014 as part of the cutdown to 53 players, but was assigned to the practice squad the next day.

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