Joe Jackson   #56 DE

Height: 6-4   Weight: 275   Age: 22

Born: 12/20/1996 USA

College: Miami (Fla.)

Experience: Rookie

High School: Gulliver Prep [FL]









Draft 2019

Pick No.165

Selected By: Dallas Cowboys

Round: 5

Pick (Overall): 27 (165)

Pick Analysis: Jackson was named the 2015 Class 5A-1A Male Athlete of the Year by the Miami Herald after excelling in football, basketball, and track at Homestead's Gulliver Prep. The four-star recruit decided to sign on with his hometown Hurricanes to help them retain national prominence. While Miami did not quite reach those heights during his three years in Coral Gables, it was not due to a lack of effort on his part. He posted 32 tackles, leading the team with 11.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks as a true freshman reserve (he started two of 13 games played). Jackson stood out in the team's Russell Athletic Bowl victory over West Virginia, posting four tackles and a sack. He started 12 of 13 games in 2017, recording 59 stops including 11.5 for loss and 6.5 sacks. Jackson was named honorable mention All-ACC as a junior, leading the Hurricanes with nine sacks among his 47 tackles, 14.5 for loss. He also intercepted on pass, broke up three others, and forced two fumbles.


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  1. Cowboys select Joe Jackson No. 165 in the 2019 draft

    Published: April 27, 2019 at 03:04 p.m.

    The Dallas Cowboys select Miami University defensive end Joe Jackson in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL draft.

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