Three-year starter Shawn Jackson leads linebacker corps
Coaches pleased with Donnell Hawkins and Trent Martin at MIKE linebacker
TU quarterbacks throw for 395 yards and three touchdowns
Tulsa - A three-year letterwinner . . . has played in 35 career games . . . has tallied 88 career tackles and 7.5 stops for -20 yards . . . enrolled in January 2010 after graduating from Copperas Cove (Texas) High School early . . .
2013 - Played in six games and started five contests . . . tallied 50 tackles, 4.5 stops for -10 yards and one interception for 20 yards . . . missed the first five games . . . totaled three double-figure tackle games . . . had a career-best 12 stops and one interception for a 20-yard return at Louisiana Tech . . . compiled 11 tackles vs. North Texas . . . totaled 10 stops against Tulane . . .
2012 - Received a medical hardship . . . played in the first three games before suffering a season-ending knee injury . . . had seven stops . . . had four tackles in his first career start at Iowa State . . .
2011 - Played in all 13 games . . . had nine tackles and one fumble recovery . . . collected three tackles against North Texas . . . totaled two stops in the season opener at #1 Oklahoma . . . 2010 - Played in 13 games . . . saw most of his playing time on special teams . . . was credited with 22 tackles and 1.5 stops for -4 yards . . . had a season-high six tackles against Tulane . . . also totaled three stops each against UCA and Rice . . .
Overall - Had a very good spring . . . continues to improve his football skills . . . a versatile player . . . has the ability to play both the MIKE and WILL linebacker positions.
High School - Was a three-year letterwinner at Copperas Cove High School . . . started at linebacker as a junior and senior . . . helped his team post a three-year mark of 32-9, while tallying 258 career tackles . . . had 92 tackles, nine stops for lost yardage and two sacks in six games as a senior . . . missed five games his senior season due to a shoulder injury . . . collected 147 tackles, 18 stops for lost yardage and six sacks in 15 games as a junior . . . earned all-district accolades during his junior season . . . played strong safety and linebacker as a sophomore . . . totaled 19 tackles and 12 stops for lost yardage in his sophomore season . . . also lettered two years in track . . . high school coach was Jack Welch.
Personal - Favorite sports movie is Remember the Titans . . . his favorite movie is Love Don't Cost a Thing . . . his favorite NFL team is the Miami Dolphins . . . "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" is his favorite TV show . . . enjoys playing video games . . . former NFL star Ray Lewis is his favorite NFL player . . . his favorite book is Maniac Magee . . . parents are Luke and LaTanya McNair . . . majoring in exercise and sports science . . . born December 4, 1991 in Clarksville, Tennessee.
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