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LB • 6-4 • 251 • Freshman/RS McKeesport, Pa./McKeesport

2011 Redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL McKeesport Area High School in McKeesport, Va… four-star prospect by Scout ... three-star by Rivals and ... ranked by Rivals as the No. 29 strongside defensive end nationally ... ranked by Scout as the No. 9 outside linebacker in the nation ... tabbed by as the No. 40 outside linebacker ... PrepStar All-East team ... No. 13 on Superprep Pennsylvania 32 ... No. 51 Superprep All-America Defensive Lineman ... led team to league championship… named first team all-conference… two-sport star at McKeesport High School as he averages 11 points per-game on the hardwood… High School Coach: Troy Blackwell. PERSONAL Branden Maurice Jackson… born November 11, 1992, in McKeesport, Pa… son of Bryant Boyd and Tonya Boma… has two older brothers, Ross and Bryant, and a younger sister, Tiffinique… enjoys going to church and playing basketball… a university studies major at Texas Tech.



S • 6-0 • 198 • Senior/3L Austin, Texas/St. Stephen’s Episcopal

2011 All-Big 12 Midseason second team (Phil Steele)... NCAA RANKINGS: tied for 34th in solo tackles (83)... tied for 37th in solo tackles per game (5.1)... BIG 12 RANKINGS: tied for fourth in forced fumbles (3)... tied for eighth in solo tackles (61)... tied for 16th in tackles per game (6.9)... played in 12 games (12 starts) with 83 tackles (61 solo), led the team with two interceptions (40 yards of INT return), made 0.5 tackles for a loss, broke up three passes, forced three fumbles and recovered one fumble... second on the team in tackles... made double-figure tackles on three occasions... made at least eight tackles in a game six times... became first Red Raider since 2008 (Darcel McBath) to lead the team in interceptions and rank in the top two on the team in tackles... made 12 tackles (eight solo) and forced two fumbles against No. 18 Baylor at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington (11/26)... collected six tackles (one solo) with 0.5 tackles for a loss at Missouri (11/19)... made eight tackles (seven solo) against No. 2 Oklahoma State (11/12)... second on the team with 10 tackles (six solo) at No. 25 Texas (11/5)... notched four tackles (two solo) against Iowa State (10/29)... recorded five tackles (three solo) and forced one fumble at No. 1 Oklahoma (10/22)... made three tackles (all solo) against No. 17 Kansas State (10/15)... led team with nine tackles (all solo) and broke up three passes against No. 24 Texas A&M (10/8)... made three tackles (one solo) with two interceptions (40 return yards) at Kansas (10/1)... interceptions came on back-toback Kansas possessions in the second quarter... first Red Raider with two interceptions in a game since Jarvis Phillips posted two against No. 4 Texas in 2010... tied with four other league players with the most interceptions in a single-game by a Big 12 player... led team making 13 tackles (11 solo) against Nevada (9/24)... posted 10 tackles during the first half marking the most tackles by a Red Raider in the first half since Marlon Williams also made 10 at Texas A&M on Oct. 10, 2008... marked the most tackles by a Red Raider since Bront Bird tallied 14 (13 solo) against Oklahoma State on Oct. 16, 2010... recovered one fumble and made a tackle (solo) at New Mexico (9/17)... made season debut leading team with nine tackles (all solo) against Texas State (9/3). 2010 Named All-Big 12 honorable mention (Coaches)... NCAA RANKINGS: tied for 87th in interceptions (3)... BIG 12 RANKINGS: tied for 10th in interceptions (3)... played in 12 games (8 starts) making 43 tackles (37 solo) with three interceptions, two tackles for a loss of four yards and broke up four passes on the season... broke up one pass against Northwestern in the TicketCity Bowl (1/1) at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas... made three tackles (all solo) and intercepted Houston quarterback David Piland in the fourth quarter with 1:49 on the clock and returned the interception 33 yards (11/27)... tallied two tackles (both solo) against Weber State (11/20)... made three tackles (all solo) at No. 16 Oklahoma (11/13)... posted four tackles (two solo) at Texas A&M (10/30)... collected six tackles (all solo) at Colorado (10/23)... finished with five tackles (all solo), broke up two passes and intercepted Oklahoma State (10/16) quarterback Brandon Weeden in the third quarter with 3:55 on the clock... had two tackles (both solo) and made one tackle for a loss of one yard against Baylor at the Cotton Bowl (10/9)... made two tackles (one solo) at Iowa State (10/2)... had a career-high seven tackles (six solo) and marked first career tackle for a loss against No. 4 Texas (9/18)... made six tackles (four solo) at New Mexico (9/11)...intercepted SMU quarterback Kyle Padron in the third quarter with 7:42 on the clock during season opener (9/5)... recorded three tackles (all solo) and broke up one pass. 2009 Played in 12 games on the season ... posted five tackles twice ... tallied 14 total tackles on the year ... first career interception came at Texas ... posted six pass breakups. HIGH SCHOOL Three-star (, athlete from St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin, Texas ... No. 69 cornerback nationally, per ... PrepStar All-Midlands Region ... clocked at 4.4 in the 40 ... rushed for 1,445 yards and 18 touchdowns on 174 carries as a senior and also threw for 1,053 yards and eight touchdowns ... multi-talented player also rushed for 20 touchdowns as a junior and threw for 10 more ... finished high school career with more than 4,000 rushing yards and 46 scores, while passing for more than 2,100 yards


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