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#93 Tyson Jackson
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 291 lbs.
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Edgard, La.
High School: West St. John HS
Tyson Jackson Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/27/2009

No. 3 overall pick in 2009 NFL Draft by Kansas City Chiefs
2008 Second-Team All-SEC (AP)
2006 Second-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches)
2006 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (vs. Alabama)
2005 Freshman All-SEC (SEC Coaches, Sporting News)

CAREER
Highest LSU defender to ever be picked in NFL Draft, going to Kansas City Chiefs with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2009 draft ... Marks the third straight year in which the Chiefs have picked an LSU player in the first round ... Also continued a trend that has seen at least one LSU player picked in first round for six years, including three straight years with a defender taken among top six picks (Glenn Dorsey No. 5 to Chiefs in 2008; LaRon Landry No. 6 to Redskins in 2007) ... Played in 53 games in LSU career, starting 39 times ... Capped his career by starting 29 straight games ... Finished with 122 career tackles, including 27 tackles for losses (109 yards) and 18.5 sacks totaling 92 yards in losses ... Added 18 pass breakups and 33 quarterback hurries ... Named second team All-SEC in both 2006 and 2008 ... Opted to return to LSU for his senior season ... As a result, saw his draft status going from a projected second round pick in 2008 to being the No. 3 overall selection in 2009 ... Graduated in December of 2008 with a degree in general studies.

SENIOR SEASON (2008)
Played and started in all 13 games for the Tigers ... Leader on defensive side of the ball ... Recorded 36 tackles, 10.5 tackles for losses and 4.5 sacks ... Added four pass breakups and seven QB hurries ... 2008: Preseason First-Team All-SEC selection who has started every game at left defensive end for the Tigers ... Registered two tackles, both going for losses in LSU’s win over Georgia Tech in Chick-fil-A Bowl ... Had two sacks in back-to-back games vs. Florida (2 for -9) and South Carolina (2 for -14) ...Also recovered a fumble and returned it 18 yards against Florida ... Had season-best five tackles in win over Mississippi State ... Added four tackles, including one for a 2-yard loss, vs. Ole Miss ... Had three tackles in consecutive games vs. Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Tulane and Alabama ... Best all-around game came in road win over Auburn with four tackles, 1.5 tackles for losses, a half sack and four QB hurries ... Broke up two passes and added a QB hurry in win over Troy.

JUNIOR SEASON (2007)
Teamed with Glenn Dorsey to give LSU one of the most intimidating defensive fronts in college football during the 2007 season ... Started all 14 games at left defensive end for the Tigers ... Credited with 36 total tackles, including 4.5 tackles for losses and 3.5 sacks ... Led team with 15 quarterback hurries ... Second on team with 10 pass breakups ... Capped season with a sack for a 9-yard loss and a forced fumble in LSU’s win over Ohio State in the BCS National Championship Game ... Registered a career-best eight tackles in triple-overtime loss to Kentucky ... Had big game in win over Alabama, posting a career-best two sacks to go with three broken up passes ... Had four tackles and two quarterback hurries in wins against both Florida and Auburn.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2006)
One of the SEC’s most dominating defensive linemen, he was named a second-team All-SEC selection by the league’s coaches ... A key member of the Tigers’ defensive front he has started 12 of 13 games at left end ... Missed start at Ole Miss ... Led the team in sacks (8.5) and tackles for loss (10) ... His 8.5 sacks ranked as the fifth most in the SEC in 2006 ... Also credited with 37 tackles, a team-high six quarterback hurries, four broken up passes, an interception and one forced fumble ... Named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week following the Alabama game where he recorded four tackles, a sack and broke up two passes ... Registered a career-high six tackles twice -- against Louisiana-Lafayette and then at Auburn ... Recorded the first interception of his career in the Tigers’ win over Kentucky ... Against Tulane, had two tackles, including one for a loss, and a sack ... Also credited with a forced fumble, a quarterback hurry and a pass breakup against the Green Wave.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2005)
Earned a spot on the Freshman All-SEC team as voted on by the league’s coaches and the Sporting News after recording 13 tackles and two sacks in 12 games ... Reliable backup on the defensive line ... Added five quarterback hurries ... Recorded career-best four tackles and one sack in win over Mississippi State ... Had three tackles and a sack for a 6-yard loss in the second game of his career vs. Tennessee.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2004)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2004.

HIGH SCHOOL
Considered to be the top defensive end in Louisiana ... Played on both sides of the ball as an offensive and defensive tackle ... Named the 2A Defensive Player of the Year after capping off a torrid senior season with 84 tackles, 16 sacks and 17 hurries ... Led a talented defense alongside LSU signee Quinn Johnson to win the 2A state championship ... Member of the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen and the New Orleans Times-Picayune's Top 20 Blue-Chip list in 2003 ... Named the 2A Defensive Player of the Year in Louisiana as well as being an all-district and all-parish selection in 2003 ... Also lettered in basketball for West St. John ... Coached by Larry Dupont.

PERSONAL
Full name is Anthony Tyson Jackson ... Goes by Tyson ... Born June 6, 1986, in New Orleans ... Graduated from LSU in December of 2008 with a degree in general studies ... Favorite sports movie is “Rocky” ... Aspires to be a teacher.

CAREER HIGHS   
Total tackles:
8 vs. Kentucky, 2007
Tackles for loss: 2, four times
Sacks: 2, three times
Interceptions: 1 vs. Kentucky, 2006

JACKSON’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

FR
2004
Redshirt Season
2005
13-0
8
5
13
2-6
2-6
0
5
0-0
0
0-0

2006

13-12

13

24

37

10-43

8.5-39

4

6

1-0

1

1-0

2007
14-14
17
19
36
4.5-23
3.5-20
10
15
0-0
1
0-0

2008

13-13
17
19
36
10.5-37
4.5-27

4

7

0-0

0

1-18

Totals

53-39

55

67

122

27.0-109

18.5-92

18

33

1-0

2

2-18

 

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