DeSean Jackson
DeSean Jackson

Player Profile
Los Angeles, CA

High School:
Long Beach Poly HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 172

Wide Receiver



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Seven on Phil Steele Preseason All-Pac-12 Teams

Cal will host Northwestern in 2013 season-opener at Memorial Stadium to be televised by ESPN2 on August 31.


UCLA 30, Cal 21

UCLA 30, Cal 21


109th Big Game

109th Big Game


Declared for the 2008 NFL Draft on Jan. 15, 2008 ... Mel Kiper rates him as the No. 1 junior receiver in the nation ... had 28 touchdowns in 36 career games ... tallied nine career 100-yard receiving games ... ranks sixth all-time at Cal in receptions, third in receiving yards and third in receiving touchdowns ... had catches in his last 28 consectuive games for the Bears ... for his career recorded 52 plays of 20 or more yards (23.0% of his 226 touches).

2007: Earned first-team All-America honors by the American Football Coaches Association and third-team honors from the Associated Press ... An All-Pac-10 Second Team selection at receiver and at punt returner ... tallied five catches for 84 yards, including a 40-yard TD reception on a difficult twisting catch, in Cal's victory over Air Force in the Armed Forces Bowl ... had five grabs for 88 yards and a touchdown against Arizona State ... snagged nine passes for 136 yards and a pair of touchdowns against UCLA ... registered career-bests of 11 catches and 161 yard, including two impressive touchdown grabs, to lead the Bears to a crucial road victory over No. 11 Oregon ... dazzled fans with a career-best 73-yard end-around TD run in the win over Colorado State ... added to his reputation in the season-opener against Tennessee with 143 yards on just six touches (23.8 yards per touch), including a 77-yard punt return touchdown - his sixth career PR TD...also had a 19-yard run in the win over the Volunteers ... missed the second-half of the Washington game and all of the Stanford game with a bruised thigh ... rated as the No. 1 receiver in the nation by The Sporting News and Rivals.com, as well as the No. 1 special teams player by Rivals in the preseason ... Playboy Magazine Preseason All-American.

2006: A first-team All-Pac-10 selection as a wide receiver and as a punt returner ... first-team All-America punt returner by the Associated Press, Walter Camp Foundation, the Football Writers Association of America, the Sporting News and Rivals.com ... captured the inaugural Randy Moss Award as the top return man in the nation ... led the nation with 18.2 yards per punt return ... ranked second in the Pac-10 with nine receiving touchdowns ... set school and Pac-10 records for season (4) and career punt return TDs (5) with a 95-yarder against Arizona ... had four 100-yard receiving games ... registered 28 plays of 20 or more yards ... Cal's top receiver against Arizona, catching six passes for 131 yards, including a career-long 62-yard TD, while returning a kickoff 26 yards to finish with 285 all-purpose yards ... had a 72-yard punt return for a TD against UCLA and caught three passes for 58 yards, including a 34-yarder ... collected seven passes for 127 yards against Stanford, including a 44-yard reception ... registered a 65-yard punt return TD and a 36-yard TD catch against Oregon ... tallied a team-best seven catches for 74 yards and a touchdown against Oregon State ... returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown against Arizona State ... also had four catches for 67 yards, including a 52-yarder, and a TD against the Sun Devils ... recorded 103 yards on five catches against Portland State ... hooked up with Nate Longshore for three touchdowns against Minnesota as he finished with 114 yards receiving ... tallied a team-best 87 receiving yards on four catches against Tennessee, including a 40-yard catch-dodge-and-run for a TD ... led the Bears with five catches for 81 yards in the Holiday Bowl victory over Texas A&M.

2005: Led the Bears with 38 catches and 601 yards ... also topped Cal with seven touchdown receptions ... first career reception (and first collegiate touch of the football) resulted in a 31-yard touchdown vs. Sacramento State in the season opener ... his first collegiate punt return came in the same game and he took it 49 yards for another touchdown ... credited with nine catches for 130 yards and a touchdown against New Mexico State and 10 catches for 128 yards and a TD against UCLA ... in the bowl game against BYU, tallied six catches for 130 yards and two touchdowns with the TD grabs covering 42 and 22 yards ... longest reception of the year was a 56-yard TD grab at Stanford for the first score of the game ... had a season-best run of 17 yards at UCLA ... missed the Washington State game due to injury.

High School: One of the premier high school wide receivers in the nation ... Parade Magazine All-American ... named the 2004 Glenn Davis Award winner by the Los Angeles Times as Southern California's player of the year ... flagged down 60 passes for 1,075 yards for Long Beach Poly's CIF Southern Section championship team ... scored 15 touchdowns, eight which measured at least 60 yards or more, including two on punt returns ... voted Most Valuable Player of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, as he had seven receptions for 141 yards and passed for a 45-yard touchdown in leading the West squad to a 35-3 victory in a game that featured 80 of the nation's top players ... sparkled in the CaliFlorida Bowl game, posting five catches for 145 yards and one touchdown ... ESPN.com's Tom Lemming rated him as the No. 4 wide receiver in the country, PrepStar selected him an All-American and a member of its Dream Team Top 100 players, and Calhisports.com voted him the 2004 Mr. Football State Player of the Year ... SuperPrep ranked him No. 21 in its Elite 50 players in the nation and No. 4 player in the state of California ... Rivals.com rated him the No. 3 player in the Golden State and the No. 32 player in the USA ... in the CIF title game, he was a last-minute replacement on defense and responded with two interceptions, one which he returned 68 yards for a touchdown to help fuel Long Beach Poly's 21-6 victory over Los Alamitos High ... as a junior, hunted down 43 passes for 821 yards and 11 touchdowns in earning first team accolades ... a two-time member of the famed Long Beach Press-Telegram "Best in the West" first team.

Personal: Parents are Gayle and Bill Jackson ... considered an outstanding baseball player with big-league potential ... brother, Byron, played professional football with the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs in 1992-93 ... owns 4.3 speed in the 40-yard dash ... born Dec. 1, 1986 ... intends to major in social welfare.

Jackson's Career Receiving Stats

Year G-GS Rec. Yds. Yds/R TD Long
2005 11-10 38 601 15.8 7 56
2006 13-13 59 1,060 18.0 9 62
2007 12-11 65 762 11.7 6 44
Career 36-34 162 2,423 15.0 22 62

Jackson's Career Punt Return Stats

Year G-GS PR Yds. Avg TD Long
2005 11-10 1 49 49.0 1 49
2006 13-13 25 455 18.2 4 95
2007 11-11 12 129 10.8 1 77
Career 35-34 38 633 16.7 6 95

Jackson's Career Rushing Stats

Year G-GS Rec. Yds. Yds/R TD Long
2005 11-10 8 48 6.0 0 17
2006 13-13 5 19 3.8 0 9
2007 12-11 11 132 12.0 1 73
Career 36-34 24 199 8.3 1 73
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