Signed by Green Bay as an undrafted free agent on May 14, 2021.
Signed by Green Bay as an undrafted free agent on May 14, 2021…Played his graduate season at Iowa (2020), starting all eight games at defensive tackle after spending three seasons at Northern Illinois (2017-19), where he appeared in 39 games with 29 starts…Recorded 21 tackles (13 solo), 3½ tackles for a loss and a sack during his lone season as a Hawkeye in 2020…Made his Iowa debut at Purdue (Oct. 24), starting at DT and notching two assisted tackles…Posted a season-high seven tackles (four solo) and a half-tackle for a loss vs. Northwestern (Oct. 31)…Helped Iowa allow only 59 rushing yards vs. Michigan State (Nov. 7), finishing the game with four tackles (three solo), a tackle for a loss and a QB hurry…Brought down QB Will Levis for a 5-yard sack at Penn State (Nov. 21), his first as a Hawkeye…Started all 11 games he appeared in as a junior at Northern Illinois in 2019, earning first-team All-Mid-American Conference and honorable mention All-American recognition from Pro Football Focus…Also received second-team All-MAC honors from the league's coaches…Selected as NIU's Defensive Player of the Year by the team's coaching staff…Served as one of the Huskies' four permanent team captains throughout the season…Posted 31 tackles (14 solo) while leading the team with a career-high 8½ tackles for a loss and three sacks…Also forced three fumbles, good for No. 2 in the MAC and tied for No. 16 in the nation…Racked up five tackles (three solo), a tackle for a loss and a 4-yard strip-sack of QB Drew Plitt that stalled a second-quarter drive vs. Ball State (Oct. 5)…Tallied a season-high six tackles (four solo), 1½ tackles for a loss, a QB hurry and a 10-yard strip-sack of QB Eli Peters at Toledo (Nov. 13)…Dropped QB Jon Wassink for a 15-yard sack vs. Western Michigan (Nov. 26)…Played in 14 games with five starts as a sophomore in 2018…Named third-team All-MAC by the league's coaches…Finished the season with a career-high 33 tackles (19 solo), eight tackles for a loss (No. 4 on team), a career-high six sacks (No. 3) and a blocked kick…All of his sacks and tackles for a loss came during a six-game stretch in the second half of the season…Logged his first career sack vs. Ohio (Oct. 13), bringing down QB Nathan Rourke for a 7-yard loss in the third quarter…Made his first start of the season vs. Toledo (Nov. 7) and set career highs with 2½ sacks and 3½ tackles for a loss while matching his career best of seven tackles (five solo)…Started all 13 games as a redshirt freshman in 2017, recording eight tackles (six solo) and a tackle for a loss…Made his collegiate debut vs. Boston College (Sept. 1), starting at DT and logging an assisted tackle…Posted his first career tackle for a loss vs. Western Michigan (Nov. 15), bringing down RB Jarvion Franklin for a 4-yard loss on the game's second play from scrimmage…Earned his degree in kinesiology…Received all-state honors from the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association (IHSFCA) as a senior attending Prophetstown (Ill.) High School and competing for the Erie-Prophetstown football team…Earned first-team All-Western Illinois honors as an offensive and defensive lineman as both a junior and a senior…Finished his prep career with 249 tackles and eight forced fumbles…Competed for Erie-Prophetstown's basketball team, earning first-team all-area selections as a senior and sophomore…Also played baseball and was a member of the track and field team while in high school…Visited day-care centers and elementary schools and packaged meals at local food banks while in college…Worked for Pittsley Realty group in DeKalb, Ill., while in college…Showed beef cattle for JETTTT Farms, his family's business, while growing up…His sister, Erin, played lacrosse at Cornell College (Iowa)…Given name Jackson Dean Heflin; born in Galesburg, Ill.
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