Jervonte Jackson

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Jervonte Jackson
Free agent
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-09-06) September 6, 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth: Opa Locka, Florida
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school: North Miami (FL)
College: Florida Atlantic
Undrafted: 2009
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-Sun Belt (2007)
  • First-team All-Sun Belt (2008)
  • IFL Champion (2010)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Jervonte Jackson (born September 6, 1986) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Florida Atlantic.

Jackson has also been a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit Lions.

Early years[edit]

Jackson attended North Miami High School in Miami, Florida where he played football under Coach Bertani. Jackson lettered in track and field, basketball and football. In football, he played on the offensive line and defensive line. As a senior, he had 11.5 sacks and 45 tackles along with 43 pancakes on the offensive line. He earned second-team All-Dade honors as a senior.

College career[edit]

After high school, Jackson played college football at Florida Atlantic University from 2004–2008. As a freshman in 2004, he was redshirted in order to gain experience and size. In 2005, he played in every game for the Owls, and made 38 tackles along with one forced fumble, three hurries and a blocked pass and kick. In 2006, Jackson played and started in every game. He led all defensive linemen with 46 total tackles and had three sacks, two forced fumbles and three broken-up passes. In 2007, he had 28 total tackles and two sacks. As a senior in 2008, he had 41 tackles and 1.5 sacks and was named a first-team All-Sun Belt selection.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Jackson was not invited to the NFL Combine and was only able to work out at Florida Atlantic’s Pro Day.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3 in 300 lb 5.07 s 1.68 s 2.96 s 4.78 s 7.57 s 23½ in 8 ft 2 in 21 reps
All values from Pro Day workout[2]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Jackson was undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft and was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles on May 18, 2009.[3] He was waived on August 4.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Jackson signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 26, 2009 when the team waived defensive end Jeremy Mincey. He was waived on the first day of roster cuts on September 1.

Detroit Lions[edit]

Jackson was signed to the Detroit Lions practice squad on October 12, 2009. He was released on October 20.

Omaha Beef[edit]

Jackson was signed by the Omaha Beef of the Indoor Football League on December 1, 2010.[4]

Montreal Alouettes[edit]

He was signed by the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He was released by the Alouettes on July 21, 2011.[5]

Nebraska Danger[edit]

He was signed by the Nebraska Danger of the Indoor Football League and has played for the team since 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Jackson has four sisters and seven brothers, one of which is Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Jamaal Jackson, who is his half-brother. At Florida Atlantic University, he majored in health administration.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Caplan, Adam (May 18, 2009). "Jervonte Jackson: Eagles Sign Two UDFAs". Scout.com. Retrieved 2009-11-29. 
  2. ^ "Jervonte Jackson Florida Atlantic, DT : 2009 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". Nfldraftscout.com. 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 
  3. ^ McPherson, Chris (May 18, 2009). "Eagles Ink Pair of Rookie Free Agents". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved 2009-11-29. 
  4. ^ "Omaha Adds More Beef To Line". oursportscentral.com. December 1, 2010. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  5. ^ CFL Transactions

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