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Dan Jackson (American football)

Dan Jackson
Georgia Bulldogs – No. 17
PositionDefensive back
Class
Redshirt
Redshirt
Senior
MajorAgribusiness
Personal information
Born:Gainesville, Georgia, U.S.
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career history
College
High schoolNorth Hall (Gainesville, Georgia)
Career highlights and awards

Daniel Warren Jackson is an American football defensive back for the Georgia Bulldogs.

High school career

Jackson attended North Hall High School in Gainesville, Georgia. As a senior, Jackson played both running back and defensive back, totaling 1,785 all-purpose yards, 26 touchdowns, and four interceptions.[1] He decided to walk-on at the University of Georgia, following his high school career.

College career

After redshirting and being a member of the scout team for his first two years on campus, Jackson earned significant playing time in 2021.[1] Against Arkansas, he blocked a punt, leading to a touchdown, before leading the team in tackles the following week.[2][3] Jackson finished the 2021 season with over 35 tackles, becoming a leader on Georgia's defense.[4] The following season, he played in seven games, recording 16 tackles, an interception, a forced fumble, and a pass breakup before his season was prematurely ended due to injury.[5][6][7] In 2023, Jackson returned from his injury, playing in the season opener against UT Martin.[8] He finished the season with 20 tackles, a forced fumble, and an interception before announcing that he would return to Georgia in 2024.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b "Georgia's Daniel Jackson inspiring future players". The Red & Black. October 14, 2021. Retrieved April 9, 2024.
  2. ^ Weiszer, Marc. "'Where did we get this guy?' How Dan Jackson went from unknown to UGA surprise contributor". Online Athens. Retrieved April 9, 2024.
  3. ^ Towers, Chip. "Dan Jackson is latest walk-on to make a mark with Georgia Bulldogs". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. ISSN 1539-7459. Retrieved April 9, 2024.
  4. ^ "For North Hall's Dan Jackson, 2021 has been "a blessing"". AccessWDUN. Retrieved April 9, 2024.
  5. ^ "Georgia football safety Dan Jackson likely out for 2022 season due to foot injury". 95.5 WSB. October 26, 2022. Retrieved April 9, 2024.
  6. ^ Shelton, J.C. (March 27, 2023). "Georgia safety Dan Jackson talks new role". The Players Lounge. Retrieved April 9, 2024.
  7. ^ Towers, Chip. "Georgia Bulldogs lose key safety Dan Jackson for season". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. ISSN 1539-7459. Retrieved April 9, 2024.
  8. ^ "Dan Jackson proves you can outwork stars". BullDawg Illustrated. September 6, 2023. Retrieved April 9, 2024.
  9. ^ "College football: North Hall grad Dan Jackson still has big goals with Georgia Bulldogs". Gainesville Times. Retrieved April 9, 2024.
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