Adoree' Jackson

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Adoree' Jackson
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Jackson with the Tennessee Titans in 2019
No. 25 – Tennessee Titans
Position:Cornerback
Return specialist
Personal information
Born: (1995-09-18) September 18, 1995 (age 24)
Belleville, Illinois
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school:Junípero Serra
(Gardena, California)
College:USC
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 3, 2019
Total tackles:151
Forced fumbles:3
Fumble recoveries:2
Pass deflections:27
Interceptions:2
Return yards:1,065
Total touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Adoree' K. Jackson (born September 18, 1995) is an American football cornerback and return specialist for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at USC, and was drafted by the Titans in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Jackson was born on September 18, 1995, in Belleville, Illinois. During his freshman year in high school, he attended Belleville East High School.[1] He moved to California prior to his sophomore year in high school.[2] Jackson attended Junípero Serra High School in Gardena, California. He played numerous positions including wide receiver, running back, defensive back, and return specialist. Jackson was rated by Rivals.com as a five-star recruit and was ranked as the number one athlete and sixth best player overall in his class.[3] He committed to the University of Southern California (USC) to play college football.[4] Jackson also played basketball and ran track and field in high school.[5]

College career[edit]

Jackson playing for USC in 2015.

Jackson majored in communications with a real estate minor at USC.[6] Jackson played in 12 games as a true freshman in 2014. He played cornerback, wide receiver, and return specialist. He was the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.[7][8] In the 2014 Holiday Bowl, he had a 98-yard kickoff return touchdown and a 71-yard touchdown reception in USC's 45–42 win.[9] He finished his freshman season with 50 tackles, three receiving touchdowns, and two return touchdowns.[10]

Jackson was named a Freshman All-American by Football Writers Association of America[11] and Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year by the Pac-12 coaches.[12]

In the 2015 season, Jackson finished with 27 receptions for 414 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns. In addition, he recorded two punt return touchdowns and one interception return for a touchdown.[13]

Jackson placed fifth[14] in the long jump (almost 26 feet) and 4th in the 4×100 meters 2015 NCAA outdoor track and field championship earning two All-American awards. He also won the 2015 Pac-12 Conference Championship long jump.

On November 12, 2016, Jackson intercepted two passes from Washington's quarterback Jake Browning, helping the Trojans win their fifth straight game and upset the fourth-ranked Huskies, who were undefeated at the time.[15]

On December 8, 2016, Jackson was awarded the 2016 Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back.[16]

On January 16, 2017, Jackson announced he would forego his senior season and enter the 2017 NFL Draft.[17]

College statistics[edit]

Defense

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions / Coverage Fumbles
G GS Solo Ast Total Loss Sack INT Yds Avg TD BU PD FF FR Yds
2014 USC 13 10 45 4 49 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 10 10 1 1 0
2015 USC 14 14 22 13 35 0.0 0 1 46 46.0 1 8 9 1 0 0
2016 USC 12 12 42 9 55 2.0 0 5 0 0.0 0 11 15 0 2 26
Career 39 36 109 26 135 6.0 0 6 46 7.7 1 29 34 2 3 26

Offense & Special Teams

Year Team Receiving Rushing Kick Return Punt Return
Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD KR Yds Avg TD PR Yds Avg TD
2014 USC 10 138 13.8 3 1 5 5.0 0 23 684 29.7 2 2 12 6.0 0
2015 USC 27 414 15.3 2 7 36 5.1 0 30 690 23.0 0 24 251 10.5 2
2016 USC 1 52 52.0 1 5 49 9.8 0 22 671 30.5 2 19 302 15.9 2
Career 38 604 15.9 6 13 90 6.9 0 75 2,045 27.2 4 45 565 12.6 4

Source:[18]

Professional career[edit]

NFL draft experts and analysts projected Jackson to be selected in the first or second round. Jackson received an invitation to the NFL combine and performed nearly every drill, except for the bench press, short shuttle, and three-cone drill. On March 22, 2017, he opted to participate at USC's Pro Day along with JuJu Smith-Schuster, Zach Banner, Justin Davis, Taylor McNamara, Stevie Tu'ikolovatu, Chad Wheeler, Leon McQuay III, Damien Mama, and six other prospects.[19] He ran positional drills and completed the three-cone drill, while also meeting with team representatives and scouts from all 32 NFL teams. Jackson was ranked the tenth best cornerback in the draft by Sports Illustrated, ranked the seventh best cornerback by ESPN, ranked the sixth best by NFLDraftScout.com, was ranked the fifth best cornerback by NFL analyst Mike Mayock, and was ranked the second best cornerback by NFL analyst Bucky Brooks.[20][21][22][23][24]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
5 ft 10 in
(1.78 m)
186 lb
(84 kg)
31 38 in
(0.80 m)
9 14 in
(0.23 m)
4.42 s 1.52 s 2.56 s 6.63 s 36 in
(0.91 m)
10 ft 2 in
(3.10 m)
All values from NFL Combine/USC's Pro Day[25]

2017 season: Rookie year[edit]

Jackson with the Titans in 2017

The Tennessee Titans selected Jackson in the first round (18th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.[26] On May 23, 2017, the Titans signed him to a fully guaranteed four-year, $11.28 million contract that also includes a signing bonus of $6.34 million.[27] He competed with Logan Ryan, LeShaun Sims, Brice McCain, and Kalan Reed throughout training camp for the vacant starting cornerback positions after the departure of Jason McCourty and Perrish Cox during the off season. Head coach Mike Mularkey named him the starting cornerback, opposite Logan Ryan, and punt returner to begin the regular season.[28][29]

He made his professional regular season debut in the Titans' season-opener against the Oakland Raiders. He recorded four solo tackles, two pass deflections, and a punt return for 35 yards in their 16–26 loss.[30] On September 17, 2017, Jackson recorded 3 solo tackles and returned 2 punts for 55 yards as the Titans defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars by a score of 37-16.[31] On September 24, 2017, he collected five combined tackles, defended two passes, and returned five punts for a total of 51 yards in the Titans' 33–27 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.[32] On November 5, 2017, Jackson recorded eight combined tackles, deflected a pass, and had his first career carry for a 20-yard gain in a 23–20 win against the Baltimore Ravens.[33][34]

Jackson finished his rookie season with 70 tackles, 3 forced fumbles, 17 pass deflections, 868 return yards, and 55 rushing yards.[35][36]

The Titans finished second in the AFC South with a 9–7 record and made the playoffs as a Wild Card team.[37][38] In the Wild Card Round against the Kansas City Chiefs, Jackson had four tackles and 61 return yards as the Titans narrowly won 22-21. In the Divisional Round against the New England Patriots, he had three tackles and 83 return yards in the 35–14 loss.[39]

2018 season[edit]

Jackson with the Titans in 2018

On September 16, Jackson recorded his first career interception by picking off Deshaun Watson in a 20-17 win over the Houston Texans. [40] Jackson finished the 2018 season with 73 tackles, 10 pass deflections, and 2 interceptions.

NFL statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Defense

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions / Coverage Fumbles
GP GS Solo Ast Total Sack INT Yds Avg TD PD FF FR
2017 TEN 16 16 61 9 70 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 17 3 0
2018 TEN 16 13 67 6 73 0.0 2 7 3.5 0 10 0 2
Career 32 29 128 15 143 0.0 2 7 3.5 0 27 3 2

Offense & Special Teams

Year Team Receiving Rushing Kick Return Punt Return
Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD KR Yds Avg TD PR Yds Avg TD
2017 TEN 0 0 0 0 5 55 11.0 0 25 578 23.1 0 34 290 8.5 0
2018 TEN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 16 148 9.3 0
Career 0 0 0 0 5 55 11.0 0 25 578 23.1 0 50 438 8.8 0

Postseason[edit]

Defense

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions / Coverage Fumbles
GP GS Solo Ast Total Sack INT Yds Avg TD PD FF FR
2017 TEN 2 2 7 6 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Career 2 2 7 6 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0

Offense & Special Teams

Year Team Receiving Rushing Kick Return Punt Return
Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD KR Yds Avg TD PR Yds Avg TD
2017 TEN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 6 126 21.0 0 4 18 4.5 0
Career 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 6 126 21.0 0 4 18 4.5 0

Personal life[edit]

Jackson's mom, Vianca Jackson, is a breast cancer survivor. She was honored as the 12th Titan prior to a 2017 home game against the Indianapolis Colts.[41] Jackson's dad, Chris Jackson, is the ultimate grill master and can be found at Titans home games smoking turkey legs, Cornish hams, chicken, rabbits, alligator and frog legs for a pre-game tailgate among family and friends, as well as a post-game meal with players and coaches. He makes all of his own rubs and sauces and has been cooking since 1984. Jackson, business partner James Moore, and Jay Levine co-founded Kor Media Entertainment (KME), a Los Angeles-based entertainment agency under the Warner Brothers Digital umbrella. Their tagline is “Where Creatives Come to Play” and their goal is to create culture relevance for both creators and brands through interactive and labs which a focus on gaming and esports.[42]

References[edit]

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