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Shawn Jackson
55   Shawn Jackson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tulsa, Okla.

High School:
McLain

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 251

Position:
Linebacker

Experience:
3L


12/11/2013

TULSA'S SHAWN JACKSON NAMED C-USA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

The senior was among C-USA's top-5 for tackles, TFLs, interceptions and fumble recoveries

08/19/2013

HURRICANE HAS FOCUSED MONDAY PRACTICE

Three-year starter Shawn Jackson leads linebacker corps

07/17/2013

TULSA CHOSEN AS PRESEASON C-USA WEST FAVORITE

Tulsa looks to defend title in 2013

07/11/2013

TULSA'S JACKSON AND NELSON NAMED TO BRONKO NAGURSKI WATCH LIST

Shawn Jackson and Demarco Nelson are the only Conference USA players named

06/26/2013

FIVE TULSA PLAYERS ON ATHLON MAGAZINE PRESEASON C-USA FIRST TEAM

Hurricane represented by three on offense and two on defense

Tulsa - A three-year letterwinner and starter . . . signed with Tulsa in February 2009, but gray-shirted that season . . . enrolled in January 2010 . . . named to the preseason watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy . . . named a 2013 preseason all-Conference USA selection by the league's coaches . . . a three-time Conference USA honorable mention selection . . . has played in 37 career games and has 34 starts . . . collected 277 tackles, 37 stops for -162 yards, 18 sacks for -113 yards, 12 pass break-ups, six forced fumbles and four interceptions in his career . . . has three career defensive TDs . . . has eight career double-figure tackle games . . . needs two more sacks to tie the school record of 20 held by Dennis Byrd (1985-88) and Sedrick Clark (1992-95) . . . also needs three more TFLs to tie Don Blackmon (1976-80) and Sam Rayburn (1999-2002) for the school record of 40 stops for lost yardage . . . 2012 - Played and started 11 games . . . missed the first three games of the season . . . was credited with 88 tackles, 10.5 stops for -36 yards, five sacks for -25 yards, five pass break-ups and three forced fumbles . . . ranked fourth in C-USA for forced fumbles and 13th for tackles . . . had three double-digit tackle games . . . was named the Defensive MVP of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl after recording nine tackles, two sacks for -8 yards and one forced fumble . . . ranked third on the team for tackles in just 11 games played . . . made his first game appearance against Fresno State and had 11 tackles and forced one fumble . . . had a career-best 16 tackles at Marshall, including 2.5 stops for -6 yards . . . had five stops and one forced fumble against UCF in the C-USA Championship game . . . totaled five tackles, one TFL for -1 yard and one PBU at SMU . . . had 10 tackles vs. UCF . . . compiled eight stops and one pass break-up at Houston . . . had seven tackles and one sack for -6 yards at Arkansas . . . tallied six stops and one pass break-up vs. Rice . . . had four stops, two pass break-ups and a 17-yard fumble return for a TD against UTEP . . . totaled seven stops, including three TFLs for -12 yards vs. UAB . . . 2011 - Played and started all 13 games . . . ranked second on the team with 101 tackles and had 11 stops for -52 yards, five pass break-ups, two interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery . . . has four double-figure tackle games . . . earned honorable mention all-C-USA honors . . . totaled nine tackles, three stops for -20 yards and one pass-break-up against BYU in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl . . . compiled 13 tackles and 1.5 sacks for -14 yards against #7 Houston . . . had six tackles and a 34-yard interception return for a touchdown at UTEP . . . totaled nine tackles, three stops for -7 yards and one pass break-up against Marshall, while earning C-USA Defensive Player of the Week honors . . . totaled 11 tackles, including 10 solos and one sack for -8 yards against North Texas . . . registered 10 tackles, including nine solos, and added an interception for an 11-yard return against #7 Oklahoma State . . . had 12 tackles at #1 Oklahoma in the season opener . . . 2010 - Played in all 13 games, and started 10 contests . . . earned C-USA all-freshman team honors and was an honorable mention all-C-USA selection . . . earned Phil Steele's magazine Freshman All-America second team honors, while earning honorable mention accolades by Collegefootballnews.com . . . was in the starting lineup against Bowling Green, Oklahoma State, Central Arkansas, Tulane, Notre Dame, Rice, Houston, UTEP, Southern Miss and Hawai'i games . . . ranked second on the team with 88 tackles and led the team in tackles for lost yardage and quarterback sacks . . . had 15.5 tackles for -74 yards and 8.5 sacks for -55 yards, while also adding two interceptions . . . totaled eight tackles and three sacks for -18 yards at Hawai'i . . . had nine tackles, one stop for -2 yards and one forced fumble against Southern Miss . . . collected eight tackles, three stops for -10 yards and one pass break-up against UTEP . . . had nine tackles, one pass break-up and one forced fumble against Rice . . . tallied six stops, one tackle for -7 yards, two quarterback hurries and a 66-yard interception return for a touchdown at Notre Dame . . . was named the C-USA Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Notre Dame . . . registered eight tackles, 2.5 stops for -18 yards and 1.5 sacks for -13 yards against Tulane . . . compiled eight stops and one tackle for -3 yards at Oklahoma State . . . had eight tackles, 2.5 stops for -12 yards and one interception in his first career start against Bowling Green . . . Overall - Possesses good size and athleticism . . . an explosive and consistent player . . . has a knack for making big plays . . . a big hitter . . . an explosive hitter.

High School - Played quarterback and linebacker at McLain High School . . . was a three-time first-team all-metro selection by the Tulsa World . . . accounted for 8,422 total yards and 95 touchdowns in his career, while totaling 522 career tackles . . . rated as the No. 25 prospect in the state of Oklahoma by Rivals.com . . . received a three-star rating by Rivals.com . . . earned first-team Tulsa World all-state accolades as a senior . . . was also named a second-team all-state selection by The Oklahoman . . . rushed for 2,224 yards and 28 TDs, while passing for 1,112 yards in his senior season . . . collected 133 tackles, three sacks and three fumble recoveries as a senior.

Personal - Favorite movie is Paid In Full . . . his favorite sports movie is Friday Night Lights . . . favorite NFL team is the San Francisco 49ers and Patrick Willis is his favorite NFL player . . . favorite TV show is "Pawn Stars" . . . Kevin Durant is his favorite professional athlete . . . the one word he uses to best describe himself is "simple" . . .the best summer job he's had is working on an oil rig . . . father is Prentiss Elliott . . . mother is Shonda Cato, and stepfather is Larry Cato . . . majoring in organizational studies . . . born July 6, 1990.

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