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  David Jackson
David Jackson

Player Profile
Hometown:
Dunwoody, GA

High School:
Wesleyan HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 280

Position:
NT/DE

Experience:
2003-06


Getting To Know David Jackson

At Stanford: Gained valuable game experience on the defensive line in 2005 and should continue to improve and become more of a factor for Stanford in 2006 ... Will add depth up front for the Cardinal defense ... Has gained size and strength in the past year ... Still has two years of eligibility remaining.
Career Statistics

The 2006 Season: Has not played.

The 2005 Season: Earned his first varsity letter as a backup at nose and defensive tackle ... Recorded one tackle on the season.
Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2004 Season: Saw limited playing time as a reserve nose tackle.
Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2003 Season: Did not play in 2003 season as a true freshman defensive tackle.

In High School: Three-sport athlete at Wesleyan High School in Georgia ... Named All-Region as a defensive end following his senior season ... Accounted for 63 total tackles, 29 solo tackles, eight sacks, five forced fumbles, three deflected pass and 12 hurries ... Three-year starter ... Started on the offensive and defensive lines, and played some tight end as a senior when he was also named the team's captain ... Led squad to a 10-3 record and No. 8 state ranking in 2002 ... Earned three letters in baseball and two in basketball ... Played first base and pitcher in baseball ... Hit .412 as a junior ... Selected team captain in basketball and baseball ... Nominee for Wendy's High School Heisman Award ... Chosen to the Merit List for Academic Achievement.

Personal Information: Psychology major ... Earned a Black Belt in karate at age 13.

Getting To Know David Jackson

Nickname: DJ, Dusty
I would describe myself as a person as: Laid-back
What people don't know about me is: I'm a black belt in Karate
The reason I love football is: It's the quintessential team sport because no single person is anything without the help of those around him
I pattern my play after: Ray Lewis
My favorite pre-game ritual is: Music, war paint, meditation
My greatest athletic moment is: Hitting a home run in my last high school baseball at bat
The biggest thrill in my life to date is: Turning around our high school program into a successful team year in and year out
My favorite stadium in which to play is: Georgia Dome
The toughest player I have faced in college is: Kirk Chambers
A friend from another college football team is: Chad Hall (Air Force)
The reason I chose Stanford University is: Total combination of athletics, atmosphere, and academics
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: That many perceptions I had about people were incorrect and there is much more out there than I previously thought.
My favorite class at Stanford is: French Women in Cinema, Ethics in Society
My least favorite class at Stanford is: IHUM
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs: Well-rounded individuals and the variety of people on the team
The sports team I followed when I was younger: UNC
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be: The Fridge
The people I admire most are: My parents
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: Pat Conroy
Best book I have read: The Great Santini, The Da Vinci Code
Favorite Food: All of them
Least Favorite Food: Olives and mushrooms
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Easy Mac
Favorite Movie: Office Space
Favorite TV Show: Rescue Me, CSI, Law & Order, Family Guy
Favorite Actors: Mel Gibson, Denzel Washington, Jamie Foxx
Favorite Actress: Elisha Cuthbert
If a movie were made of my life, I would have the following actor play me: Hugh Grant
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: Batting a pass, catching it, then scoring to win the National Championship
Favorite musical group or performer: Nas, Dave Matthews Band
If I were not playing college football, I would be: Loving the college life
After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as: A good guy
The best advice I ever received was: Today is the tomorrow we talked about yesterday
The people who had the greatest influence on my life: My parents
One moment in history I wish I could have seen: The big bang
The place I'd most like to visit: Palm Island
The favorite place I've visited: Grand Canyon
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: Happily married with children
My advice to youngsters: Always go forward and never turn back
My most prized possession: My dog
If I won $1 million, I would: Buy myself some spinners and invest the rest
The one thing about college football I would change: The ability for players to be compensated for work invested in the off-season

Last Updated: September 7, 2006

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