55 Jamar Jackson
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Veteran continues to battle for spot in the playing rotation at defensive end, lining up on the right side behind Brandon Jenkins and Dan Hicks. Figures to make contribution on special teams.
2009: Saw his first considerable action since sustaining a knee injury before the start of his freshman season...played in 12 games, primarily on special teams but also as a reserve defensive end...finished with three tackles, including two solo stops.
2008: Appeared in the first three games of his career and logged his lone tackle in the opener against Western Carolina...did not play again until facing Maryland and saw spot duty against Wisconsin in the Champs Sports Bowl.
2007: Suffered a torn right knee ACL shortly before start of camp, requiring surgery and slowing his transition from high school linebacker to defensive end....granted a redshirt season.
Jackson was the No. 3 prospect in Virginia as a senior at Varina High School and was the nation's sixth-rated weakside defensive end prospect by Rivals.com...earned PrepStar All-American honors...registered 63 tackles and nine sacks in earning All-Capital District honors...played safety as a high school junior...Chose FSU over Louisville, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Boston College and NC State...born November 28, 1988.