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Tre' Jackson (born December 14, 1992) is an American football guard for the Massachusetts Pirates of the National Arena League (NAL). He played college football at Florida State and was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Tre' Jackson
Massachusetts Pirates
Position:Guard
Personal information
Born: (1992-12-14) December 14, 1992 (age 26)
Jesup, Georgia
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:324 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school:Wayne County
(Jesup, Georgia)
College:Florida State
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 4 / Pick: 111
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:13
Games started:9
Player stats at NFL.com

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Early yearsEdit

Jackson attended Wayne County High School in Jesup, Georgia, where he was a two-sport star in both track and football, where he was a two-way lineman. Jackson missed his entire junior season with an ACL tear. In his senior year, Jackson helped protect quarterback Greyson Lambert, as the Yellow Jackets went 5–5 on the season. Jackson was also one of the state's top performers in the shot put (top-throw of 57 ft 8 12 in or 17.59 m).[1]

Having missed his junior season, Jackson drew little attention as he entered his final year of high school. Recruiting services largely overlooked him, as he had three-star ratings from Rivals.com,[2] Scout.com,[3] and ESPN.[4] Jackson originally committed to Georgia Tech in October 2010, but changed his mind after getting offers from Miami (FL) and Florida State late in the season. After Jackson agreed to an official visit to Florida State, Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson rescinded his scholarship offer.[5] In February 2011, Jackson finally committed to Florida State.[6]

College careerEdit

In his first year at Florida State, Jackson was expected to redshirt, especially after a groin injury caused him to miss the first five games of the season. But injuries to several Seminoles offensive linemen eventually moved him into the rotation, primarily on special teams but also at guard. His college debut came in a 41–16 win over Duke on October 15, registering eight snaps. After playing sparingly the rest of the season, he played all 62 snaps in the 18–14 Champs Sports Bowl win over Notre Dame. Jackson played well enough in the bowl game that head coach Jimbo Fisher penciled him in as a starting right guard.[7] He eventually started all 14 games as a sophomore and earned the second-highest season grade among Seminoles offensive linemen, second only to Bryan Stork. Jackson's 22 knockdown blocks rank third on the team.

In his junior season, started another 14 games at right guard, including the 2014 BCS National Championship Game. The Seminoles finished the season 14–0 while setting school and conference season records for total offense (7,267 yards), points per game (51.6) and yards per play (7.67), and the national record for points (723), as freshman quarterback Jameis Winston became the youngest player ever to win the Heisman Trophy.[8] Jackson was named a first team All-ACC selection.[9][10] Forgoing a chance to enter the 2014 NFL draft, Jackson returned his senior season and started all 14 games. He was again named a first team All-ACC,[11][12] and was also a consensus All-American,[13] the school's first since Rodney Hudson in 2010.

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
330 lb
(150 kg)
32 58 in
(0.83 m)
10 78 in
(0.28 m)
5.52 s 1.88 s 3.16 s 5.27 s 25 in
(0.64 m)
8 ft 0 in
(2.44 m)
20 reps
All values from NFL Combine and Pro Day[14]

New England PatriotsEdit

Fox Sports ranked Jackson as the No. 4 offensive guard available in the 2015 NFL draft, behind only Laken Tomlinson, Ali Marpet, and A. J. Cann.[15] He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 4th round with the 111th pick overall in the 2015 NFL draft. He played in 13 games with nine starts at right guard his rookie year while dealing with a knee injury.

Jackson started the season on PUP with a knee injury.[16] Unfortunately, his injury never healed in time and missed the entire 2016 season.[17] On February 5, 2017, Jackson's Patriots won Super Bowl LI. In the game, the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 34–28 in overtime.[18][19]

On April 18, 2017, Jackson was released by the Patriots.[20]

Los Angeles RamsEdit

On April 19, 2017, Jackson was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Rams, but was waived two days later after failing his physical.[21][22]

Orlando ApollosEdit

On September 14, 2018, Jackson signed with the Orlando Apollos of the Alliance of American Football.[23]

Massachusetts PiratesEdit

After the dissolution of the AAF in April 2019, Jackson signed with the Massachusetts Pirates of the National Arena League on May 17, 2019.[24]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ April 07, 2011 @ Camden County HS in Kingsland, GA
  2. ^ "Tre' Jackson Recruiting Profile". Rivals.com.
  3. ^ "Tre' Jackson Recruiting Profile". Scout.com.
  4. ^ "Tre' Jackson Recruiting Profile". ESPN.
  5. ^ "Yellow Jackets revoke offer to Wayne County defensive end Tre Jackson". Ledger-Enquirer. January 28, 2011.
  6. ^ "Tre Jackson signs with Florida State". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. February 2, 2011.
  7. ^ "2012 Florida State Football Media Guide" (PDF).
  8. ^ "Jameis Winston wins Heisman". ESPN. December 16, 2013.
  9. ^ @THEACCFOOTBALL; 2013 ALL-ACC TEAMS ANNOUNCED
  10. ^ Jameis Winston, linemen, lead FSU selections to All-ACC team
  11. ^ ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES 2014 FOOTBALL COACHES’ AWARDS, ALL-ACC TEAM
  12. ^ Florida State leads All-ACC honors with 18 overall selections
  13. ^ Aguayo, O'Leary, Jackson named consensus all-americans
  14. ^ http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=120206&draftyear=2015&genpos=OG
  15. ^ "2015 NFL draft Big Board". Fox Sports.
  16. ^ "Patriots make roster moves to meet 75-man limit". Patriots.com.
  17. ^ Reiss, Mike (November 25, 2016). "Tre' Jackson, Sebastian Vollmer won't play for Patriots in 2016". ESPN.com.
  18. ^ "Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons - February 5th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  19. ^ "Super Bowl LI - National Football League Game Summary" (PDF). National Football League. Retrieved August 6, 2017.
  20. ^ "Patriots re-sign CB Malcolm Butler and TE Matt Lengel; Release OL Tre' Jackson". Patriots.com. April 18, 2017.
  21. ^ Bain, Nate (April 19, 2017). "Rams Claim Tre' Jackson Off Waivers". TheRams.com.
  22. ^ Klein, Gary (April 21, 2017). "Rams waive offensive lineman Tre' Jackson after he failed a physical". LATimes.com.
  23. ^ Thomas, Oliver (December 1, 2018). "Searching for former Patriots on Alliance of American Football rosters". Pats Pulpit. SB Nation. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  24. ^ "Pirates Sign Former Patriot Lineman Tre' Jackson". nationalarenaleague.com. Retrieved May 19, 2019.

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