UNLV: A high-energy athlete who will look to earn a starting spot as a senior ... Listed No. 1 at strongside linebacker along with Tim Hasson heading into the fall ... ... Named Preseason Second Team All-Mountain West by Phil Steele's ... Ranked a four-star prospect by Scout and a three-star by Rivals ... A first team JC All-American who was tabbed the No. 27 junior-college recruit in the nation by Rivals ... Also interested in playing baseball at UNLV before he finishes college.
2011: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in 11 games, including starting the season finale in his home state vs. No. 5 TCU ... Totaled 39 tackles, including 3.0 TFL ... Tied for second on team with 2.0 QB sacks for a loss of 18 yards.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Tallied 56 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions, including one returned for a 60-yard touchdown as a sophomore at JC powerhouse Blinn College in Brenham, TX ... Played two seasons for coach Brad Franchione ... Helped the Buccaneers win the 2009 national championship when he was a teammate of future Heisman Trophy winner Cameron Newton.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Cypress Ridge HS in Houston ... Played on both sides of the ball as a running back and linebacker for coach Gary Thiebaud ... Helped the Rams reach the semifinals in both his junior and senior seasons, going 11-2 and 9-2, respectively ... Tallied more than 120 tackles to go along with four sacks and three forced fumbles as a senior ... Named district MVP, all-region and a TD Club finalist as a senior ... Also lettered four years in baseball, playing first base and outfield.
PERSONAL: Princeton DeDeon Jackson was born on May 18, 1991, in Houston, TX ... The son of Richard and Sabrina Jackson ... Has one brother, D.J., and three sisters, Tori, Shayla and LaPrincia ... Cousin Ja'Gared Davis is a middle linebacker at SMU ... Majoring in communication studies.
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