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PERSONAL—Born 8/14/77 in Montebello, CA…son of Walter Jackson Jr. and Felis Jackson…his father is a truck driver and his mother is a receptionist…he has one younger sister, Daijone, 20…he is in the College of Liberal Arts and is a liberal studies major…wants to be a police officer following graduation…married to the former Kam Cadenas…spent four years of active duty service in the Army following graduation from Schurr High School, where he maintained a 3.0 GPA…enjoys basketball, weightlifting and watching TV…his favorite athlete is Magic Johnson…his biggest athletic thrill as a prep athlete was becoming the third-leading scorer in Schurr High School history…he selected OSU because, “for the chance to play in the Pac-10 and beat USC and UCLA.”

OSU—(2002—Senior)—Jermaine enters his senior season with four career receptions for 60 yards...he earned his letter by playing in nine games as a junior in 2001 as a backup tight end...Jermaine opened spring drills as the No. 1 tight end as a result of incumbent starter Tim Euhus being unavailable for spring drills while recovering from knee surgery...Jermaine improved his stock during the spring with his improved receiving ability and blocking...in OSU's first spring scrimmage, Jermaine caught two passes for 32 yards...he caught two passes for 33 yards in the second scrimmage...he was the starting tight end for the winning Black squad in the Spring Game and caught one pass for 8 yards...Jermaine will be a valuable part of the Beavers' offensive plans this fall...he will battle Euhus for the starting spot when fall camp opens...during winter conditioning, Jermaine posted weightlifting bests of 335 in the back squat, 350 in the bench press, 253 in the power clean and 287 in the push press...his best vertical jump was 28.5 inches.

(2001—Junior)—Jermaine played in nine of 11 games in 2001 as a backup tight end...he did not play against New Mexico State and California...Jermaine caught four passes in 2001...he caught two passes for 34 yards vs. Arizona...he caught one pass for 10 yards at USC and one pass for 16 yards against Washington...he was used a lot in double tight end situations for his blocking ability...Jermaine enrolled at OSU during spring quarter and participated in spring drills…he opened the spring listed as the No. 4 tight end on the depth chart…Jermaine came to OSU with a reputation as a solid blocker and he lived up to that billing…Jermaine played in an offense in junior college that featured the run, but he proved to be an above average receiver…in the second scrimmage of the spring, he caught two passes for 20 yards and he caught one pass for 14 yards…Jermaine reported to fall camp listed as the No. 4 tight end…he posted weightlifting bests of 355 in the bench press and 253.5 in the power clean.

MT. SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE, Walnut, CA—Signed with OSU during early signing period...a two-year starter for Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA at tight end…he was used more as a blocker than a receiver at Mt. SAC…played for Coach Bill Fisk at Mt. SAC…Mt. San Antonio posted a 9-2 record in 2000 and finished ranked seventh in the State of California…he caught eight passes for 102 yards (12.8 average) and one touchdown with a long gain of 20 yards during his sophomore (2000) season…he did not catch a pass in 1999, his freshman year, but he did return 3 kickoffs for 28 yards…he was named to the All-Mission Conference Northern Division second team following his sophomore season…also earned honorable mention All-Academic All-American honors as a sophomore at Mt. SAC…given Coaches Award following his sophomore season.

SCHURR HIGH SCHOOL, Montebello, CA—Graduated from Schurr High School in 1995 and then spent four years of active duty in the Army…he earned three letters in football and basketball at Schurr High School…he was selected all-league (Almont League) and all-area at tight end as a junior and all-league as a defensive end his senior year…served as team captain as a senior and played for the West squad in the 605 All-Star game in 1995…he was a three-time all-league selection in basketball and averaged 20.5 points per game during his prep basketball career…played football for coaches Tim Alter and Mike Mayoral…he had five catches for 100 yards and a touchdown in his best prep football game.

Jermaine Jackson's Career Statistics
Year  GP  Rec  Yds  Long  TD
2001  10   4    60   17    0

  Jermaine Jackson

Jermaine Jackson

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Montebello, California

High School:
Schurr

Last College:
Mt. San Antonio College

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 236

Position:
Tight End

Birthdate:
08/14/1977

Experience:
1V

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