UNLV: A former starting quarterback who will move to safety for final season ... A tough-nosed, hard-working athlete who refused to get knocked out of games ... Earned spot on 2005 Academic All-MWC Team.
2005: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing and starting six games at QB ... Took over offense when starter Shane Steichen went down to injury after first four games ... Led team in passing attempts (228), completions (124) and yards (1,321) ... Tossed 12 interceptions to go with his six touchdowns ... Threw 48 attempts with 26 completions in first I-A action at Wyoming ... Named Chevrolet Player of the Game on ABC-televised game vs. Utah ... His 54 attempts vs. the Utes were the fourth-most by a Rebel and his 29 completions were the most for a UNLV QB since 1997 ... Became the first Rebel signal caller since 1997 to throw for more than 300 yards in back-to-back games when he finished with 356 vs. Utah and then 329 vs. BYU.
GROSSMONT: Compiled 21-2 record in two years as a starter at the junior college located in El Cajon, CA ... Grossmont was the top-ranked JC team in Southern California entering the 2004 postseason and the second-ranked team overall in the Golden State ... The Griffins finished 11-1 in 2004, winning the Foothill Conference Championship ... Threw for 1,800 yards and 15 touchdowns in only nine games after he was forced to miss three games due to an ankle sprain ... As a freshman passed for 2,800 yards and 26 touchdowns ... Earned second team All-Foothill Conference as a sophomore.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2001 graduate of Lake Oswego HS ... Threw for 1,600 yards and 20 touchdowns in his senior season for the Lakers under coach Steve Coury.
PERSONAL: Jarrod Jackson was born on Jan. 24, 1982 ... The son of Ron and Sally Jackson ... Has an older brother, Tyler ... Majoring in management.