UND Roster

2013-14 Football Roster

#2 Bennett Jackson

Cornerback


Height 6'0"
Weight 195 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Hazlet, NJ
High School Raritan
Bio

JACKSON[apos]S PLACE IN THE IRISH RECORD BOOKS

• Single-Game Kickoff Returns (Oct. 23, 2010 vs. Navy, 6, t-3rd)

• Single-Game Kickoff Returns (Oct. 30, 2010 vs. Tulsa, 6, t-3rd)

• Single-Season Kickoff Returns (2010, 29, 4th)

• Single-Season Kickoff Return Yards (2010, 645, 5th)

• Single-Season Kickoff/Punt Return Yards (2010, 645, 9th)

JACKSON[apos]S HONORS & AWARDS

• 2013 Bednarik Award Watch List

• College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Defensive Back (9.9)

• FBS Independent Defensive Player of the Week (9.10)

jackson[apos]s career highs

Rush attempts: 1, Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010

Rush yards: 20, Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010 (1 carry)

Long rush: 20, Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010

Total offense attempts: 1, Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010 (1 rush, 0 pass)

Total offense yards: 20, Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010 (20 rush, 0 pass)

All-purpose yards: 146, Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010

Kick returns: 6, at Navy, Oct. 23, 2010; Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010

Kick return yards: 126, Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010 (6 returns)

Long kick return: 43, at Boston College, Oct. 2, 2010

Interceptions: 2, Purdue, Sept. 08, 2012

Long interception return: 36, Purdue, Sept. 8, 2012

Tackles: 9, Michigan, Sept. 22, 2012 (6-3)

Tackles for loss: 1.0, at Boston College, Nov. 10, 2012 (1-0)

Fumbles recovered: 1, Michigan, Sept. 22, 2012

Pass breakups: 2, at Boston College, Nov. 10, 2012

SENIOR SEASON (2013): Started all 13 games at cornerback … team tri-captain … led the Irish secondary, and ranked fourth overall, with 64 tackles … tied for second on the team with two interceptions … also recorded five tackles for loss, one sack, three pass breakups and a forced fumble … registered five tackles, all solo stops, including one for a loss of two yards in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers (Dec. 28) in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl … intercepted a pass, broke up another, and made three tackles at Stanford (Nov. 30) … posted six tackles at Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) … chipped in four stops at Air Force (Oct. 26) … had seven tackles, including a TFL, against USC (Oct. 19) … in the Shamrock Series win over No. 22 Arizona State (Oct. 5), made four tackles, broke up a pass and forced a fumble … recorded two TFLs amongst his seven stops against Oklahoma (Sept. 28) … also credited with a PBU against the Sooners … made seven tackles in the win over Michigan State (Sept. 21) … a fourth quarter 34-yard interception return for a touchdown helped ensure Notre Dame[apos]s win at Purdue (Sept. 14) … made four tackles, including a sack that night in West Lafayette as well … produced a season-high nine tackle effort at Michigan (Sept. 7) … invited to participate in the East-West Shrine Game.

JUNIOR SEASON (2012): Started all 13 games at cornerback … proved to be an exceptional cornerback, moving into one of two vacancies at the start of the season … ranked third on the team with 65 tackles, trailing Manti Te[apos]o and Zeke Motta … recorded 45 solo stops … tied for 39th in the FBS in interceptions (0.31/game) … first Irish cornerback to record four interceptions in one season since Mike Richardson finished with four during the 13-game season in 2006 … notched seven tackles, including six unassisted, against Navy (Sept. 1) … notched two more tackles as well as two interceptions (for a total of 47 yards) the following week against Purdue (Sept. 8) … collected his first career interception in the third quarter against the Boilermakers that ultimately led to a Notre Dame field goal … also had an interception on the last play of the game to secure the victory … first Irish player with multiple interceptions in a game since Harrison Smith equaled the school record of three against Miami, Fla., in the 2010 Sun Bowl … had four tackles on the road against No. 10 Michigan State (Sept. 15) … recorded a career-high nine tackles against Michigan (Sept. 22), six of them solo stops … also recovered a fumble for 10 yards and added an interception … notched one tackle against Miami (Oct. 6), then came to play against Stanford (Oct. 13) with four tackles and a key interception to prevent the Cardinal from scoring a touchdown early in the game … combined with inside linebacker Carlo Calabrese on the crucial fourth-down overtime play that prevented a Stanford touchdown … had a breakout game against Oklahoma (Oct. 27) with eight tackles, including seven solo stops … had his first tackle for loss of the season against Pittsburgh (Nov. 3) … notched his second tackle for loss among eight more tackles against Boston College (Nov. 10) … finished out the season with nine more tackles, three against Wake Forest (Nov. 17) and six against USC (Nov. 24) … credited with four tackles vs. Alabama in BCS National Championship Game.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011): Played in all 13 games, primarily on special teams … notched 18 tackles … ranked fifth on the team with seven special teams tackles … also returned three kickoffs for 32 yards … had a pair of kickoff returns for 31 yards vs. South Florida … notched three tackles vs. Purdue, Air Force and Navy … also had two tackles vs. USF, Wake Forest and Florida State.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010): Saw action in all 13 games in 2010 … named Notre Dame Special Teams Player of the Year … served as lead kickoff returner and one of the top gunners on punt and kickoff return defense … returned 29 kickoffs for 645 yards, good for average of 22.24 yards per return … ranked 88th in the FBS in kickoff returns (22.24) … raced 43 yards on his first career kickoff return, the longest return of the season for Notre Dame, at Boston College … finished the game versus the Eagles with 111 yards on four kickoff returns, good for a 27.8 yard average … ran 20 yards on a fake punt to help set up a Notre Dame touchdown against Tulsa … took the opening kickoff against Utah and returned it 35 yards … registered 10 tackles on special teams, including nine on kickoff return … the 10 total special teams tackles ranked second best on the team (only Steve Filer had more with 11) … his nine kickoff return tackles tied Filer for most on the team … recorded four solo tackles, all on kickoff return, in his Irish debut against Purdue and added another tackle against Michigan … added one tackle during the matchup with Western Michigan … added a pair of kickoff return tackles in the victory over Army … added a tackle on kickoff return in the Hyundai Sun Bowl victory over Miami (Fla.) … totaled 270 snaps on special teams, tied with Steve Filer and Dan Fox for the most of any Irish player … totaled six snaps on offense.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named second-best wide receiver in New Jersey by SuperPrep … recorded 40 receptions for 729 yards and rushed 20 times for 350 yards as senior in 2009 at Raritan High School in Hazlet, N.J. … also played defensive back and intercepted four passes in 2009 … led Raritan to 8-3 record in 2009 … named second-team all-state, first-team all-area and first-team all-Group 2 following senior season by Newark Star-Ledger … selected first-team all-area by Asbury Park Press … named preseason first-team all-state by MaxPreps… scored 13 touchdowns and converted 53 PATs for 131 points as senior, ranking 26th in New Jersey scoring … caught 35 passes for 509 yards with four TDs during junior season in 2008 and rushed 35 times for 267 yards and four TDs … added two passing TDs, two punt returns for TDs and one kickoff return for a score during junior campaign … averaged 38 yards per kickoff return and 18 yards per punt return in 2008 … participated in New Jersey vs. Northeast All-Star Football Classic in June 2009 … also competed in track and field as sprinter and high hurdler … played for coach Bob Generelli at Raritan … son of Bennett Sr. and Grace Jackson …graduated in December 2013 with a film, television and theatre degree from the College of Arts and Letters.

Jackson[apos]s Career Statistics

Rushing Receiving
Year G-S Att Yds Avg TD LG Rec Yds Avg TD LG
2010 13-0 1 20 20.0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0
2011 13-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 13-13 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 39-13 1 20 20.0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0

Jackson[apos]s Defensive Career Statistics

Tackles
Year G TT UT AT TFL Sck FF FR PBU INT
2010 13 10 9 1 0.0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0
2011 13 18 11 7 0.0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0
2012 13 65 45 20 1.5 0.0-0 0 1 8 0
TOTAL 39 93 65 28 1.5 0.0-0 0 1 8 0