Desmond Jackson

Height: 6’1
Weight: 315
College: University of Texas
Hometown: Houston, TX
Years Pro: Rookie

Professional (2019-present): Desmond signed with the Sioux Falls Storm for the 2019 season.

Redshirt Senior (University of Texas, Austin, TX, 2015): Desmond played in 11 games with five starts.
• He was an Honorable Mention All-Big 12 selection.
• Jackson was a Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 honoree.

Senior (University of Texas, Austin, TX, 2014): Desmond started the first three games at defensive tackle before lisfranc surgery on his injured foot which ended his season. He had five tackles and a fumble recovery.

Junior (University of Texas, Austin, TX, 2013): Desmond played in all 13 games accumulating 29 tackles, five tackles for loss, 2 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble return.

Sophomore (University of Texas, Austin, TX, 2012): Desmond played in all 13 games at defensive tackle where he tallied 31 tackles, seven tackles for loss (seventh on the team) and two sacks.
• He shared the team’s Clyde Littlefield Most Spirited Defensive Player Award with Alex Okafor and Kenny Vaccaro,
• Jackson earned the Dr. Nasser Al-Rashid Strength & Conditioning Award with Jordan Hicks and Mason Walters.

Freshman (University of Texas, Austin, TX, 2011): Desmond appeared in 12 games with 10 tackles, including two tackles for loss and two sacks.

High School (Westfield): Desmond was a four-year starter who recorded 166 tackles, 57 tackles for loss, 15 sacks, and recorded four rushing touchdowns. He helped Westfield compile a 20-11 record over his final three seasons.
• He was a All-American, two-time All-District and All-Area performer on the defensive line.
• Jackson played in the 2011 Under Armour All-American Game.
• Desmond was a member of ESPNU’s top 150 national prospects, was ranked as the fourth-best defensive tackle and 31st-best overall prospect by ESPNU.
• He was a member of the Sporting News’ Top 100 national prospects.
• Jackson was rated as the second-best defensive tackle by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football.
• Desmond was named to the Houston Chronicle’s The Houston 100, a member of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Elite 11 and was a member of the Austin American-Statesman’s The Fabulous 55.
• He was an All-Greater Houston First-Team selection by the Houston Chronicle as a senior.
• Desmond was a member of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Elite 11.
• Jackson was a finalist for the Houston Touchdown Club’s Defensive Player of the Year.
• He was tabbed First-Team All-District 13-5A selection.
• Desmond was tabbed as one of the best run defenders in the Class of 2011 DT Superlatives by ESPN.
• Jackson was named to Dave Campbell’s First-Team Texas Football Preseason Super Team.
• He was named the Overall MVP at the SW Ultimate 100 summer camp.
• Desmond was tabbed the U.S. Army National All-Combine Defensive MVP as a junior.
• He was named the Defensive Line MVP and Combine King at the SW Ultimate 100 summer camp as a sophomore.
• Jackson was tabbed the 13-5A District Newcomer of the Year.

Personal: Desmond majored in applied learning and development with a minor in social work.

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