|Height: 6.02||Born: Dunwoody, GA|
|Weight: 225||College: Louisville|
|Birthdate: 1985-06-10||Years: 5 CGY / 5 CFL|
|Status: Import||Games Played: 78|
Calgary signed Jackson as a free agent on May 13, 2009. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the National Football League’s Oakland Raiders on Apr. 28, 2008 and released on Aug. 14.
Jackson played three games at weak-side linebacker and registered four tackles, including a tackle for a loss of three yards. He was then placed on the 9-game injury list with a broken arm he suffered in the 1st quarter of Game 3. He was on the one-game injury list for Games 13-14 and 16-18 and the reserve list for Game 15.
Jackson started all 18 regular-season games at weak-side linebacker and registered the second most defensive tackles on the team with 57, including a team-leading eight for loss. He added 10 special-teams tackles, three sacks, an interception, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. On Oct. 26 against BC, he recorded a sack, forced fumble, fumble recovery and touchdown on the same play. Jackson recorded his 200th career tackle in an Oct. 6 game at BC Place. He also started the West semifinal, West final and Grey Cup and totaled 12 defensive tackles and two special-teams tackles. His eight tackles in the Grey Cup was his highest single-game total of the season. During the regular season, he had seven-tackle games against Toronto on July 7 and against BC on Oct. 6.
In his third season as a Stampeder, Jackson played in 12 regular-season games as well as the West semifinal. Jackson tallied 32 tackles, one tackle for loss, while recovering one fumble for 23 yards. He added one special-teams tackle. Jackson’s best game was a seven-tackle performance Sept. 9 at Edmonton in which he also recorded his 150th career tackle.
In his second season with the Stampeders, Jackson started all 18 regular-season games at outside linebacker as well as the West final. He posted 61 tackles including a team-high six tackles for loss. Jackson doubled his rookie-season total by recording six sacks and added one interception, four pass knockdowns, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries, including a fumble return for 41 yards and a touchdown during the July 1 season-opener against Toronto. He also added seven special-teams tackles. During the season, Jackson posted five or more tackles on six separate occasions, including three straight to end the season. Jackson had a pair of two-sack games, on Aug. 7 and Aug. 27, both against BC. He made his first career interception on Oct. 1 against Montreal.
Jackson played four years at the University of Louisville and started 21 games at linebacker in his final two seasons with the Cardinals. He finished his college career with 138 tackles, 10 sacks, four fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and one interception. In 2006, Jackson was second in the Big East, both in sacks (nine) and in tackles for loss (16). He was third on the team in tackles with 57 and returned a fumble recovery for a touchdown against West Virginia. He was named to the All-Big East second team.
Jackson was a defensive back in high school. In his senior season for Dunwoody High School, he logged 93 tackles and four forced fumbles to earn All-Region honours.