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Josh Jackson
CB #37
Height:
6-0
Weight:
190
Age:
22
College:
Iowa
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Biography

COLLEGE BIO:

Led nation with eight interceptions . . . eight interceptions ties school single-season record (Desmond King, 2015, Lou King, 1981, Nile Kinnick, 1939) . . . had two interception returns for touchdowns (43, 52) at Wisconsin . . . only player in conference history with two scoring returns in a Big Ten game . . . two returns tied school single-game and season records . . . tied single game school record with three pass interceptions vs. Ohio State . . .  also led the nation in passes defended (26), ranked second in interception return yards (168), and tied for second in touchdowns (2) . . . tied for fourth nationally in pass break-ups (18) . . . six total turnovers in consecutive games vs. Ohio State and Wisconsin, including five interceptions and one forced fumble . . . moved from defensive back to wide receiver during 2015 spring practice, before returning to defense in the fall.

2017 Honors - - Unanimous Consensus First Team All-America . . . first team All-America by AFCA, Associated Press, FWAA, Sporting News, Walter Camp, College Sports Madness, CollegeFootballNews.com, ESPN.com, SBNation.com, USA Today, and Phil Steele . . . Permanent Team Captain, defense . . . Hayden Fry Award, defense . . . named Big Ten Conference Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year . . . first team All-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . recipient of 2017 Jack Tatum Award, presented by Touchdown Club of Columbus . . . one of three finalists for 2017 Jim Thorpe Award . . . named Big Ten Conference co-Defensive Player of the Week vs. Wisconsin and Ohio State . . . named National Defensive Player of the Week vs. Ohio State by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and Chuck Bednarik Award . . . semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award . . . 2017 - - Started at cornerback in all 13 games . . . recorded 48 tackles, including 34 solo stops and 14 assists . . . collected eight interceptions, 168 return yards, and two touchdowns . . . also had 18 pass break-ups, one forced fumble and one blocked field goal . . . averaged 7.2 yards on five punt returns . . . started at cornerback in 24-3 win as defense allowed just 233 yards total offense . . . recorded career-best five tackles vs. Wyoming, including three solo stops . . . also had first career interception and 41 yard return and one pass break-up . . . started at cornerback in 44-41 OT win at Iowa State . . . set career-high for second straight week at Iowa State with six tackles, including four solo stops and two assists, along with a shared tackle for loss and three pass break-ups . . . also added one punt return for four yards . . . started at cornerback in 31-14 win over North Texas . . . recorded three solo tackles vs. North Texas, along with one interception, two pass break-ups and a blocked field goal . . . also added one punt return for 17 yards . . . started at cornerback in 21-19 loss to #4 Penn State . . . five tackles vs. Penn State, including three solo stops and two assists, to go with one pass break-up . . . also had one punt return for four yards . . . started at cornerback in 17-10 loss at Michigan State, recording two solo tackles and one pass break-up . . . started at cornerback in 45-16 win over Illinois . . . recorded five tackles vs. Illinois, including three solo stops and two assists . . . also had two punt returns for 11 yards . . . started at defensive back in 17-10 OT loss at Northwestern . . . four solo tackles and three pass break-ups . . . started at defensive back in 17-10 win over Minnesota as defense allowed just 281 yards total offense . . . four pass break-ups and three tackles in win over Minnesota . . . started at cornerback in 55-24 win over #3 Ohio State . . . matched single game school record with three interceptions vs. Ohio State, with 22 return yards . . . also had three solo tackles . . . started at cornerback in 38-14 loss at #6 Wisconsin . . . two interception returns at Wisconsin, returning both for touchdowns (43 and 52 yards) . . . also had one forced fumble (recovered by Iowa), one pass break-up and three total tackles . . . started at cornerback in 24-15 loss to Purdue . . . four tackles vs. Purdue, including three solo stops and one assist, to go with one pass break-up . . . started at cornerback in 56-14 win at Nebraska as defense allowed 67 rushing yards and just 267 yards total offense . . . four tackles at Nebraska, including two solo stops and two assists, to go with one pass break-up . . . started at cornerback in 27-20 Pinstripe Bowl win over Boston College as defense allowed just 21 net rushing yards and 102 yards total offense in second half . . . one solo tackle vs. Boston College, along with interception in fourth quarter after Iowa had taken the lead to tie single-season record.

2016 - - Saw action in 12 games, with one start at cornerback . . . recorded 10 solo tackles, with one tackle for loss, along with four pass break-ups . . . saw action in 45-21 win over Miami, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 42-3 win over Iowa State, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 291 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 23-21 loss to North Dakota State . . . saw action in 14-7 win at Rutgers, but had no statistics as defense allowed just one touchdown . . . saw action in 38-31 loss to Northwestern, recording one pass break-up . . . saw action in 14-7 win at Minnesota, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 102 net rushing yards and 268 yards total offense . . . saw action in 49-35 win at Purdue, recording one solo tackle and one pass break-up as defense allowed just 47 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 17-9 loss to #10 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 41-14 loss at #12 Penn State, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 14-13 win over #2 Michigan, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 201 yards total offense . . . saw action in 28-0 win at Illinois, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 61 net rushing yards and 198 yards total offense . . . saw action in 40-10 win over #15 Nebraska, as defense allowed just 90 net rushing yards and 217 yards total offense . . . forced into fulltime action vs. Nebraska due to injuries and responded by matching career-high with two solo tackles and a career-best two pass break-ups . . . started at cornerback in 30-3 Outback Bowl loss to #17 Florida . . . career-best three solo tackles vs. Florida, including one tackle for loss.

2015 - - Saw action in all 14 games, recording eight tackles and two pass break-ups . . . saw first action of career in 31-14 win over Illinois State, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed 35 net rushing yards and 231 yards total offense . . . saw action in 31-17 win at Iowa State, recording career-best two solo tackles as defense allowed no points and just 66 yards total offense in the second half . . . saw action in 27-24 win over Pitt, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 55 net rushing yards and 282 yards total offense . . . saw action in 62-16 win over North Texas, recording one solo tackle and one pass break-up . . . saw action in 10-6 win at Wisconsin, but had no statistics as defense allowed no touchdowns and just 320 yards total offense . . . saw action in 29-20 win over Illinois, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 46 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 40-10 win at Northwestern, recording one pass break-up as defense allowed just 51 net rushing yards and 198 yards total offense . . . saw action in 31-15 win over Maryland, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 35-27 win at Indiana, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 40-35 win over Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 40-20 win over Purdue, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 28-20 win at Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 16-13 loss to Michigan State, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 45-16 Rose Bowl loss to Stanford, but had no statistics.

2014 - - Redshirted.

High school honors - - Earned all-district honors . . . Career - - Team captain as a senior while playing both wide receiver and defensive back . . . helped team reach second round of state playoffs as a junior . . . as a senior receiver collected 24 receptions for 485 yards and nine touchdowns . . . also participated in basketball and track, qualifying for state track meet in the triple jump as a junior.

Personal - - Born 4/03/96 . . . physical therapy major . . . parents are Vanessa and Paul Jackson . . . high school coach was Michael Young.

Courtesy of Iowa Athletics

COLLEGE BIO:

Led nation with eight interceptions . . . eight interceptions ties school single-season record (Desmond King, 2015, Lou King, 1981, Nile Kinnick, 1939) . . . had two interception returns for touchdowns (43, 52) at Wisconsin . . . only player in conference history with two scoring returns in a Big Ten game . . . two returns tied school single-game and season records . . . tied single game school record with three pass interceptions vs. Ohio State . . .  also led the nation in passes defended (26), ranked second in interception return yards (168), and tied for second in touchdowns (2) . . . tied for fourth nationally in pass break-ups (18) . . . six total turnovers in consecutive games vs. Ohio State and Wisconsin, including five interceptions and one forced fumble . . . moved from defensive back to wide receiver during 2015 spring practice, before returning to defense in the fall.

2017 Honors - - Unanimous Consensus First Team All-America . . . first team All-America by AFCA, Associated Press, FWAA, Sporting News, Walter Camp, College Sports Madness, CollegeFootballNews.com, ESPN.com, SBNation.com, USA Today, and Phil Steele . . . Permanent Team Captain, defense . . . Hayden Fry Award, defense . . . named Big Ten Conference Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year . . . first team All-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . recipient of 2017 Jack Tatum Award, presented by Touchdown Club of Columbus . . . one of three finalists for 2017 Jim Thorpe Award . . . named Big Ten Conference co-Defensive Player of the Week vs. Wisconsin and Ohio State . . . named National Defensive Player of the Week vs. Ohio State by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and Chuck Bednarik Award . . . semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award . . . 2017 - - Started at cornerback in all 13 games . . . recorded 48 tackles, including 34 solo stops and 14 assists . . . collected eight interceptions, 168 return yards, and two touchdowns . . . also had 18 pass break-ups, one forced fumble and one blocked field goal . . . averaged 7.2 yards on five punt returns . . . started at cornerback in 24-3 win as defense allowed just 233 yards total offense . . . recorded career-best five tackles vs. Wyoming, including three solo stops . . . also had first career interception and 41 yard return and one pass break-up . . . started at cornerback in 44-41 OT win at Iowa State . . . set career-high for second straight week at Iowa State with six tackles, including four solo stops and two assists, along with a shared tackle for loss and three pass break-ups . . . also added one punt return for four yards . . . started at cornerback in 31-14 win over North Texas . . . recorded three solo tackles vs. North Texas, along with one interception, two pass break-ups and a blocked field goal . . . also added one punt return for 17 yards . . . started at cornerback in 21-19 loss to #4 Penn State . . . five tackles vs. Penn State, including three solo stops and two assists, to go with one pass break-up . . . also had one punt return for four yards . . . started at cornerback in 17-10 loss at Michigan State, recording two solo tackles and one pass break-up . . . started at cornerback in 45-16 win over Illinois . . . recorded five tackles vs. Illinois, including three solo stops and two assists . . . also had two punt returns for 11 yards . . . started at defensive back in 17-10 OT loss at Northwestern . . . four solo tackles and three pass break-ups . . . started at defensive back in 17-10 win over Minnesota as defense allowed just 281 yards total offense . . . four pass break-ups and three tackles in win over Minnesota . . . started at cornerback in 55-24 win over #3 Ohio State . . . matched single game school record with three interceptions vs. Ohio State, with 22 return yards . . . also had three solo tackles . . . started at cornerback in 38-14 loss at #6 Wisconsin . . . two interception returns at Wisconsin, returning both for touchdowns (43 and 52 yards) . . . also had one forced fumble (recovered by Iowa), one pass break-up and three total tackles . . . started at cornerback in 24-15 loss to Purdue . . . four tackles vs. Purdue, including three solo stops and one assist, to go with one pass break-up . . . started at cornerback in 56-14 win at Nebraska as defense allowed 67 rushing yards and just 267 yards total offense . . . four tackles at Nebraska, including two solo stops and two assists, to go with one pass break-up . . . started at cornerback in 27-20 Pinstripe Bowl win over Boston College as defense allowed just 21 net rushing yards and 102 yards total offense in second half . . . one solo tackle vs. Boston College, along with interception in fourth quarter after Iowa had taken the lead to tie single-season record.

2016 - - Saw action in 12 games, with one start at cornerback . . . recorded 10 solo tackles, with one tackle for loss, along with four pass break-ups . . . saw action in 45-21 win over Miami, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 42-3 win over Iowa State, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 291 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 23-21 loss to North Dakota State . . . saw action in 14-7 win at Rutgers, but had no statistics as defense allowed just one touchdown . . . saw action in 38-31 loss to Northwestern, recording one pass break-up . . . saw action in 14-7 win at Minnesota, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 102 net rushing yards and 268 yards total offense . . . saw action in 49-35 win at Purdue, recording one solo tackle and one pass break-up as defense allowed just 47 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 17-9 loss to #10 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 41-14 loss at #12 Penn State, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 14-13 win over #2 Michigan, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 201 yards total offense . . . saw action in 28-0 win at Illinois, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 61 net rushing yards and 198 yards total offense . . . saw action in 40-10 win over #15 Nebraska, as defense allowed just 90 net rushing yards and 217 yards total offense . . . forced into fulltime action vs. Nebraska due to injuries and responded by matching career-high with two solo tackles and a career-best two pass break-ups . . . started at cornerback in 30-3 Outback Bowl loss to #17 Florida . . . career-best three solo tackles vs. Florida, including one tackle for loss.

2015 - - Saw action in all 14 games, recording eight tackles and two pass break-ups . . . saw first action of career in 31-14 win over Illinois State, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed 35 net rushing yards and 231 yards total offense . . . saw action in 31-17 win at Iowa State, recording career-best two solo tackles as defense allowed no points and just 66 yards total offense in the second half . . . saw action in 27-24 win over Pitt, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 55 net rushing yards and 282 yards total offense . . . saw action in 62-16 win over North Texas, recording one solo tackle and one pass break-up . . . saw action in 10-6 win at Wisconsin, but had no statistics as defense allowed no touchdowns and just 320 yards total offense . . . saw action in 29-20 win over Illinois, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 46 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 40-10 win at Northwestern, recording one pass break-up as defense allowed just 51 net rushing yards and 198 yards total offense . . . saw action in 31-15 win over Maryland, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 35-27 win at Indiana, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 40-35 win over Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 40-20 win over Purdue, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 28-20 win at Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 16-13 loss to Michigan State, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 45-16 Rose Bowl loss to Stanford, but had no statistics.

2014 - - Redshirted.

High school honors - - Earned all-district honors . . . Career - - Team captain as a senior while playing both wide receiver and defensive back . . . helped team reach second round of state playoffs as a junior . . . as a senior receiver collected 24 receptions for 485 yards and nine touchdowns . . . also participated in basketball and track, qualifying for state track meet in the triple jump as a junior.

Personal - - Born 4/03/96 . . . physical therapy major . . . parents are Vanessa and Paul Jackson . . . high school coach was Michael Young.

Courtesy of Iowa Athletics