| Lee Jackson
6-3 · 223
Longview, Texas (Longview)
A big, strong, athletic and hard-hitting defender who missed the better part of the 2000 and 2001 seasons with injuries before returning to the starting lineup at linebacker for the 2002 season ... played in 44 career games, including 28 starts (16 at SS, 12 at LB), including three bowl games (1999, 2000, & 2003 Cotton Bowls) ... 2002 UT co-Frank Medina Rehabilitation Award winner ... 1999 UT Outstanding Defensive Newcomer ... two-time UT Community Service Award winner (1999, 2002) ... posted 186 tackles (115 solo), 18 TFLs and six sacks during his career ... started 12 games and posted 70 tackles, six TFLs and five sacks as a senior ... moved to a rover/outside linebacker spot in spring 2001 but played in only one game due to a toe injury and received a medical redshirt ... entered 2000 as a returning starter at strong safety but battled leg injuries throughout the season ... missed the final four regular season games of the year and six of the last nine overall ... one of six players on the UT defense to start all 14 games in 1999 ... ranked second on the team in tackles in 1999 ... made an immediate impact on special teams as a true freshman in 1998 ... signed a free agent contract with the Tennessee Titans following the 2003 NFL Draft.
Played in all 13 games and started 12 contests at strongside linebacker ... UT's Coca-Cola Community Service Award winner and shared the team's Frank Medina Rehabilitation Award ... recorded 70 tackles (35 solo), six TFLs (-37 yards), 13 QB pressures and three fumble recoveries (T-No. 1 in the Big 12) in his first full season at LB ... also ranked second on the team with five sacks (-36 yards) ... was a key member of a Longhorn defense that led the Big 12 and ranked eighth in the NCAA in pass defense (165.2 ypg.), was third in the league and eighth in the country in scoring defense (16.3 ppg.), second in the Big 12 and 16th nationally in total defense (307.7 ypg.) and second in the conference and seventh in the nation in pass efficiency defense (96.1 rtg.) ... registered eight tackles and a QB pressure in his first career start at linebacker in UT's season-opening shutout of North Texas. ... tabbed UT's Mike Campbell Defensive Player of the Week after recording nine tackles, one sack and three QB pressures at North Carolina ... posted nine stops, two TFLs and a sack as the Longhorns posted their second shutout of the season at Tulane ... had six tackles, one QB pressure and a fumble recovery at No. 17 Kansas State ... recorded a pair of stops and two QB pressures against No. 17 Iowa State ... registered five tackles at Nebraska and helped UT end the Huskers' national-leading 26-game home winning streak ... posted a pair of tackles and a sack as UT posted its national-leading third shutout of the season against Baylor ... tallied six stops, a sack and four QB pressures at Texas Tech ... racked up seven tackles, including a sack, and a QB pressure against Texas A&M ... posted five tackles and had two fumble recoveries in the 35-20 Cotton Bowl victory over LSU ... played in only one game (vs. North Carolina) due to a toe injury and received a medical redshirt in 2001.
Played in five games and started the first two contests ... pulled a hamstring at Stanford and battled leg injuries throughout the latter half of the season ... registered 18 tackles (14 solo), two TFLs (-5 yards), two QB pressures and one forced fumble ... tied for the team lead with eight tackles against No. 10 Oklahoma ... also forced a fumble against the Sooners ... posted five stops in each of the first two games of the season (vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, at Stanford).
Started all 14 games, including the Cotton Bowl ... tabbed the Longhorns' Outstanding Defensive Newcomer (as a starter) and the American Airlines Community Service Award for his efforts in UT's community service program... posted 86 tackles (second on the team), including a team-high 59 solo stops ... tied with three others for the team lead with two interceptions ... ranked sixth on the team with 10 TFLs (-32 yards) ... posted a team-high 40 return yards on those two picks, including a 22-yard return for a touchdown vs. Texas Tech ... his other interception came vs. Oklahoma ... third on the team with seven pass breakups ... had a career-high 14 tackles and one tackle for loss in Texas' upset win over No. 3 Nebraska ... returned a defensive extra point 96 yards for a two-point score at No. 24 Texas A&M ... also recorded nine tackles, recovered a fumble and broke up one pass in that game ... tallied eight tackles, four pass break ups and returned an interception for a TD vs. Texas Tech ... named the team's Defensive Player of the Week for his defensive play against the Red Raiders ... registered six tackles, two TFLs and caused a fumble vs. No. 13 Kansas State ... earned the UT Defensive Player of the Week for his seven-tackle, three-TFL effort at Baylor ... tallied nine stops vs. No. 3 Nebraska (Big 12 Championship game) and vs. Rice.
Played in 11 games, including the Cotton Bowl, primarily on special teams as a true freshman ... saw action in four games at strong safety ... recorded 11 total tackles (six solo) ... posted a season-high two tackles on five different occasions (vs. Texas A&M/at Texas Tech/vs. Oklahoma State/vs. Baylor/vs. Oklahoma).
Coached by Robert Bero at Longview High ... tabbed an honorable mention All-USA defensive back by USA Today ... scored a TD on defense, by kick return and as a wideout during his career ... tabbed first-team Texas 5A all-state at free safety as a senior ... posted 122 tackles and four interceptions and caused a pair of fumbles in leading Longview to a 14-1 record and the Texas 5A Division I Championship Game that year ... also caught a pair of TD passes at wide receiver in helping the Lobos post a perfect regular season record and rank as high as No. 1 in the state in 1997 ... made 70 tackles, four interceptions, forced three fumbles, broke up eight passes and scored a defensive TD in leading Longview to a 9-4 record and the Texas 5A Division I quarterfinals as a junior ... had 40 solo stops in three playoff games that year ... ran for 500 yards in 1996 ... also lettered as a member of the basketball team.
Born 2/25/80 in Longview, Texas ... full name is Lee Arthur Jackson ... majored in youth and community studies ... was one of Texas' most active players in the community ... volunteered at Decker Elementary School's Family Literacy Night ... was a regular visitor at the Austin Children's Hospital ... volunteered in a program to promote reading at local elementary schools ... received UT's American Airlines Community Service Award for his efforts in the program's community service program in 1999 & 2002.
Year G/GS TT (Solo) Sacks TFL INT (Yds.-TD) PBU FC FR High
2002 13/12 70 (35) 5 (-36) 6 (-37) 0 (0-0) 1 0 3 9/2x
2001* 1/0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0-0) 0 0 0 -
2000 5/2 19 (15) 0 (0) 2 (-5) 0 (0-0) 0 1 0 8/OU
1999 13/13 86 (59) 1 (-8) 10 (-32) 2 (40-1) 9 1 1 14/NU
1998 10/0 11 (6) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0-0) 0 0 0 2/5x
Career 42/27 186 (115) 6 (-44) 18 (-74) 2 (40-1) 10 2 4 14/NU
Year G TT (Solo) FC FR PBLK KBLK
2000 13 4 (3) 0 0 0 0
2001 Did not play (medical redshirt)
2000 5 1 (1) 0 0 0 0
1999 Did not play
1998 10 6 (1) 0 0 0 0
Career 28 11 (5) 0 0 0 0
Tackles: 14 vs. Nebraska (So.)
QB pressures: 3 at North Carolina (Sr.)
Interceptions: 1 vs. Oklahoma (So.); vs. Texas Tech (So.)+
Pass breakups: 4 vs. Texas Tech (So.)
+returned for a TD