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31 Rashawn Jackson
Rashawn  Jackson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jersey City, N.J.

High School:
St. Peter's Prep

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 254

Position:
FB

Experience:
1L


AT VIRGINIA: 2006-Backup inside linebacker who saw playing time in all 12 contests, primarily on special teams ... played a total of 117 snaps ... had one tackle in eight separate games ... three tackles in punt coverage and four in kickoff coverage ... also played fullback on the goal line offense ... earned his first letter. 2005-Bruising player who began the season at running back, but was moved to linebacker midway through the season when the team got thin at the position ...was in uniform for all six home games and the Music City Bowl, but did not play in a game and was redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Bruising fullback for coach Rich Hansen at St. Peter's Prep ... listed as the 3rd-best fullback in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com and 7th-best by Rivals.com ... rated 131st among all players by CollegeFootballNews.com ... 3-star player by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Scout.com's No. 46 running back in the country ... 67th on Scout.com's East Hot 100 list ... ranked as the 8th-best player in New Jersey by Scout.com, 10th by SuperPrep and 14th by Rivals.com ... his school won five consecutive conference championships ... Newark Star-Ledger Player of the Year as a senior ... led Hudson County in scoring with 150 points on 25 touchdowns ... shared the ballcarrying duties (with fellow UVa teammate Mike Brown among others) and still ran for 938 yards on 91 carries ... didn't fumble ... also caught 11 passes for 113 yards ... Jersey Journal All-County linebacker when he had four sacks ... had 75 tackles and an interception as a junior en route to team's offensive MVP and Player of the Year honors ... also participated in shot put for the track team.

PERSONAL: Rashawn Lamont Jackson ... born 1-15-87 in Jersey City, N.J. ... son of Adrienne Smith ... has a younger sister, Sybil Smith.

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