UNLV returns seniors Torry McTyer and Jay'Onn Myles and sophomores Darius Mouton and Tim Hough while adding JC transfer Robert Jackson to the secondary.
UNLV: A hard-hitting defensive back who originally hailed from the Sunshine State but spent time in California before joining UNLV … Listed as the starter at one CB spot heading into the fall.
2016: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by appearing in 10 games … Finished with 11 total tackles, including 1.5 TFL … Broke up two passes … Earned starting spot near end of junior campaign before suffering season-ending injury … Rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals … A midyear signee in December, he enrolled in UNLV in January and took part in spring practice.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played in 17 games and finished with 71 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss during his career at College of Sequoias located in Visalia, CA … Finished with 57 tackles as a sophomore, which ranked as the third-most on the team, and 2.5 tackles for loss in 10 games … Recorded a season-high 11 tackles against Chabot (Nov. 7) … Turned in 14 tackles and appeared in seven games as a freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2013 graduate of Lehigh Senior HS, which is located in Lehigh Acres, FL … Also lettered in track for the Lightning.
PERSONAL: Robert C. Jackson was born in Fort Myers, FL … The son of Sharon and Robert Jackson … Has one sister, Toccara … Majoring in sociology.