TULSA'S SHAWN JACKSON EARNS SPOT ON CFPA DEFENSIVE AWARDS WATCH LIST
June 24, 2013
Charlotte, NC - University of Tulsa senior Shawn Jackson was named to the 2013 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Linebacker Trophy Watch List, it was announced this week.
Jackson, a 6'2", 255-pound linebacker, enters his senior season with 277 tackles, 37 tackles for lost yards, 18 quarterback sacks, 12 pass break-ups and six forced fumbles in 37 career games. He has also scored three defensive touchdowns and has totaled eight double-figure tackle games in his career.
The Tulsa native needs two more sacks to tie the school record of 20 held by Dennis Byrd (1985-88) and Sedrick Clark (1992-95). Jackson 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.
Jackson completed his junior season as the Defensive MVP of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl after tallying nine tackles, two sacks for -8 yards and one forced fumble in a 31-17 victory over Iowa State.
Tulsa opens the 2013 season on Thursday, August 29 in Ohio against the Bowling Green Falcons. Game time has been set for 6 pm (CT)/7 pm (ET). The Hurricane will kick-off the home season on Sept. 7 against the Colorado State Rams with a 6:00 pm kick time. Season tickets beginning at $78 are available online at TulsaHurricane.com or by calling 918.631.GoTU.
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