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Erick Jackson
Erick Jackson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Palmdale, Calif.

High School:
Paraclete HS

Height / Weight:
5-6 / 185

Position:
RB

Birthdate:
05/10/1984

Experience:
3L


UNLV: A former walk-on who has become the starting tailback and a strong all-conference candidate in '06 ... A small but extremely strong back with a quick first step and shifty moves, which draws comparisons to 2004 MWC rushing champion Dominique Dorsey ... A sure-handed dual-threat out of the backfield, he looks to have more consistency as a senior ... Named preseason third team All-MWC as a kickoff returner by Phil Steele's ... A member of the 2006 Rebel Leadership Committee and two-time choice to represent UNLV at annual MWC Media Day.

2005: Started all 11 games at tailback ... Led the team in rushing with 673 yards on 174 carries ... Scored six touchdowns ... Set career highs with 29 carries and 109 yards in the Rebels' 13-10 win against SDSU... Also eclipsed the 100-yard mark in the season finale against Colorado State with 101 yards ... Finished second on squad with 36 catches for 370 yards and one score ... Hauled in eight catches for 81 yards against BYU ... Had the team's longest reception, a 62-yard catch against TCU ... Returned 12 kickoffs for a 21.8 average and a long of 38.

2004: Had limited carries playing behind Dorsey -- UNLV's second leading career rusher in history -- but showed flashes of break-away ability when carrying the football ... Finished third on team with 154 yards on just 31 attempts for a 5.0 per-carry average ... Rushed for two touchdowns and finished with a career-high 49 yards on 10 carries in win over UNR ... Also returned 10 kickoffs for a 20.7 yard average and one punt for six yards ... Winner of 2004 Jack Gilmore Coaches Award, which honors a former walk-on player who excels on the field.

2003: After impressing in preseason workouts, went on to earn his first letter as a Rebel by playing in eight of 12 games as a return man and tailback ... Finished second on team with three kickoff returns for 52 yards (17.3).

2002: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2002 graduate of Paraclete HS in Lancaster, CA ... Lettered three times in both football and track ... Rushed for at least 1,100 yards all three years as a Spirit ... Earned First Team All-Alpha League as a senior for coach Jeff Cortez' 12-0 CIF champion squad ... Broke school record in 2001 by posting a 22-6" long jump.

PERSONAL: Erick Von Lollis Jackson was born on May 10, 1984, in Inglewood, CA ... The son of Dena and Aerick Kendrick ... Has one sister, Kai, and four brothers, Spunky, Dionte, Darrel and Dennis ... Majoring in sociology.

E. JACKSON'S OFFENSIVE STATS

RUSHING
YEAR	GP-GS	ATT	YDS	AVG	TD	LG
2005	11-11	174	673	3.9	6	50
2004	11-0	31	154	5.0	2	19
2003	8-0	0	0	0	0	0
TOTAL	30-11	205	827	4.0	8	50

RECEIVING YEAR GP-GS REC YDS AVG TD LG 2005 11-11 36 370 10.3 1 62 2004 11-0 1 0 0 0 0 2003 8-0 0 0 0 0 0 TOTAL 30-11 37 370 10.0 1 62

KICK RETURNS YEAR GP-GS ATT YDS AVG TD LG 2005 11-11 12 261 21.8 0 38 2004 11-0 10 207 20.7 0 32 2003 8-0 3 52 17.3 0 19 TOTAL 30-11 25 520 20.8 0 38

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