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Overview: Returning starter as Clemson's kicker, he is also listed as the second-team punter...was 26th in the nation in field goals per game last season, he made 20 in 31 attempts in 14 games...only player in the nation to kick six field goals in a game in 2009, he accomplished that against Boston College on Sept. 19...named the Lou Groza Award National Player-of-the-Week for that performance and was also named ACC Specialist-of-the-Week...sixth in the ACC in field goals per game (1.43)...seventh in the ACC and 55th in the nation in scoring overall with 7.2 points per game...had 101 points on 20 field goals and 41 extra points...third in the ACC in kick scoring points per game, but first in total kick scoring points with 101...just the fourth kicker in Clemson history to score at least 100 points in a season...second to C.J. Spiller in total points scored, Spiller had 128...ninth player in Clemson history with at least 100 points scored in a season, regardless of position...preseason fourth-team preseason All-ACC by Phil Steele...showed his abilities in the Spring Game as a punter, he averaged 50.3 yards on 10 attempts...there was no threat of a block in the Spring Game and no returns, but still had quite a day...played sparingly prior to 2008, he was behind Mark Buchholz most of the time at placekicker...played in two games in 2008 and three in 2007...received his undergraduate degree from Clemson in May, 2010.

2009: Named Clemson's special teams player-of-the-week by the coaching staff in consecutive games against Georgia Tech (regular season) and Boston College...set or tied four records...in addition to his record-tying six field goals against Boston College, Jackson had 217 field goal yards in that game to set a school record...had three field goals of 50 yards or more to set a Tiger single-season record...also tied single-game field goal percentage mark with his 6-6 performance against Boston College...made nine straight field goals at one point early in the season...was 2-2 on field goals at Georgia Tech, including a 53-yarder...made two field goals at Miami, including a 30-yarder on Clemson's last drive with just five seconds left to send the game into overtime tied at 34-34...had two field goals and 10 total points in the win over Virginia...missed his only attempt in ACC Championship game against Georgia Tech, but it was from 52 yards on a rough field...also punted three times during the season...had a better percentage in 2009 from 50 yards out than from the 40-49 yards...missed 11 field goals in 2009, but eight of the 11 misses were from 45 yards or longer...made 41-43 extra points, both misses were against Florida State, but those were the only PATs he missed all year...won the starting kicking job in August after a close battle with Spencer Benton.

2008: Played against The Citadel and S.C. State; he kicked off once in each game...served as the backup placekicker to Mark Buchholz.

2007: Played three games...had one kickoff against Louisiana-Monroe and one against Central Michigan...made his only extra-point attempts against Central Michigan and Duke...did not attempt a punt as the backup punter.

2006: Red-shirted.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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