Anthony Jackson

Anthony Jackson

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Delray Beach, FL

High School:
Olympic Heights

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 197

Position:
RB

Birthdate:
11/27/1980

Major:
Communication

2003: Returned to the field as if he had never suffered a knee injury...returned the opening kick of the season for 25 yards...became an important part of a three-man rotation at running back...had two games with over 100 yards, against Texas State (110) and Gardner-Webb (113)...season long was a 31 yard carry against TSU...had a season high two touchdowns in back-to-back games versus Gardner-Webb and Siena...had four kick returns against UCF for a total of 94 yards...season long kick return was the 55-yard Siena game opener...credited with 141 yards in the same game...ended his junior campaign ranked no. 21 in Kick-off Returns per game.

2002:Entered three-a-day as the number one running back...held the position until a knee injury against Nicholls State forced him to the sideline...most productive game was his outing against Bethune-Cookman, a game that he was given the ball 26 times for 83 yards...his longest of the season was also in the B-CC game a 22-yard scamper...had three receptions and saw action as the team's kick returner until his injury...had four returns, his longest a 34-yarder against Bethune-Cookman...ended the season with 475 all-purpose yards.

2001: Dazzled the fans with quickness...played in every game...highlight was special teams, however, he had 42 carries for 191 yards and one touchdown as a running back....ended the season ranked 28th nationally as a kick returner, with an average of 24.63 yards per return and 89th nationally in all-purpose yards with an average of 99.70...opened his collegiate special team's career with five kick returns for 102 yards, including a 34 yard return in the program's inaugural kick...in the third game of the season, Marist, he had three returns for a season high 168 yards and his season and program high 85 yard return which delivered the team to its opponent's five on the third drive of the game...the following Monday he was recognized as the Division I AA Independent Special Team's Player of the Week (9-24-01)...he posted a total of four games with more than 100 yards returned...Slippery Rock (5-102), Gardner-Webb (5-139) and Eastern Illinois (5-112) and the Marist game...as a running back, his longest carry was 36 yards verus Marist...he posted eight carries for 63 yards against Marist for his season high.

2000: Was sidelined in the fall with a broken ankle...saw limited work in the spring, due to pins in his ankle.

High School: Played for Willie Dodaro at Olympic Heights High School...as a senior, led Palm Beach County in rushing with 1,644 yards on 249 carries (6.60 yards per carry)...scored 20 touchdowns...finished career with 60 touchdowns with over 4,000 yards rushing...finished at the top of the county in rushing 1997-1999...named Palm Beach Post Offensive Player-of-the-Year and to the Palm Beach Post Super 11...pre-season super 11...named second-team All-State...two-sport athlete (football and track).

Personal: Communication major...son of Lillie and Eugene Jackson...born November 27, 1980 in Delray Beach, FL.

FAU Career Rushing Stats
YearGMSATTYDsAvgLGTD
200110421914.5361
20025772313.0220
2003141517795.2317
Total2927012014.4368

FAU Career Receiving Stats
YearGMSRECYdsAvgLGTD
2001106518.5250
200253103.3100
2003145306.0280
Total2914916.5280

FAU Career Kick Returns Stats
YearGMSNOYDsAvgLGTD
2001103073924.6850
200251123421.3340
2003141846725.9550
Total2959144024.4850

FAU Career Punt Returns
YearGMSNOATTTTFLSacks
2001102168.080

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