Josh Jackson (cornerback)

Joshua Jackson (born April 3, 1996) is an American football cornerback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Iowa, and was drafted by the Packers in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Josh Jackson
No. 37 – Green Bay Packers
Personal information
Born:April 3, 1996 (age 22)
Corinth, Texas
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school:Lake Dallas (Corinth, Texas)
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:49
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Pass deflections:10
Total touchdowns:1
Player stats at

Early years

Jackson attended Lake Dallas High School in Corinth, Texas, where he played high school football as a cornerback and wide receiver. He committed to the University of Iowa to play college football.[1][2]

College career

After redshirting his first year at Iowa in 2014, Jackson played in all 14 games in 2015, recording eight tackles. In 2016, he played in 12 games and made one start and recorded 10 tackles. As a first year starter his junior year in 2017, Jackson was named Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year and a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award.[3][4] On January 3, 2018, Jackson declared his intentions to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.[5]

College statistics

Iowa Hawkeyes
Year Team GP Tackles For Loss Passes Def Int Yards TD FF
2015 Iowa 14 8 0.0 2 0 0 0 0
2016 Iowa 12 10 1.0 4 0 0 0 0
2017 Iowa 13 48 0.5 18 8 168 2 1
College totals 39 66 1.5 24 8 168 2 1

Professional career

External video
Josh Jackson’s NFL Combine Workout
Josh Jackson runs a 4.56s 40-yard dash
2018 NFL Draft Profile: Josh Jackson
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 BP
6 ft 0 38 in
(1.84 m)
196 lb
(89 kg)
31 18 in
(0.79 m)
9 38 in
(0.24 m)
4.48 s 1.57 s 2.61 s 4.03 s 6.86 s 38 in
(0.97 m)
10 ft 3 in
(3.12 m)
18 reps
All values from NFL Draft[6][7]

The Green Bay Packers selected Jackson in the second round (45th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. Jackson was the fourth cornerback drafted in 2018 and was the second selected by the Packers after Jaire Alexander (18th overall).[8]

External video
Packers draft Josh Jackson 45th overall
Jackson “Packers are getting a baller”
Instant Draft Grade: Josh Jackson

On May 17, 2018, the Green Bay Packers signed Jackson to a four-year, $6.25 million contract that includes $3.87 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $2.62 million.[9][10][11]

Throughout training camp, Jackson competed to be a starting cornerback against Kevin King, Jaire Alexander, Tramon Williams, and Davon House.[12] Head coach Mike McCarthy named Jackson the fifth cornerback on the depth chart to begin the regular season, behind Tramon Williams, Kevin King, Jaire Alexander, and Davon House.[13]

He made his professional regular season debut and first career start in the Green Bay Packers’ season-opener against the Chicago Bears and made three solo tackles during their 24–23 victory. On September 16, 2018, Jackson recorded four solo tackles and scored the first touchdown of his career during a 29–29 tie against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2. Jackson recovered a punt by Matt Wile and caught it in the endzone for a touchdown after it was blocked by Geronimo Allison during the first quarter.[14] On November 25, 2018, Jackson collected a season-high eight combined tackles during a 24–17 loss at the Minnesota Vikings in Week 12.[15] On December 2, 2018, the Green Bay Packers fired head coach Mike McCarthy after they fell to a 4–7–1 record. He finished his rookie season in 2018 with 48 combined tackles (39 solo) and ten pass deflections in 16 games and ten starts.[16]

NFL career statistics

Regular season

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Comb Total Ast Sck PD Int Yds Avg Lng TDs FF FR
2018 GB 16 10 49 39 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Career 16 10 49 39 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1


  1. ^ Hayslip, Patrick (February 6, 2014). "Football: Lake Dallas' Josh Jackson realizes dream". Denton Record-Chronicle. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  2. ^ Morehouse, Marc (August 27, 2013). "Texas corner picks Hawkeyes". The Gazette. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  3. ^ "Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson picking up steam as season progresses". Associated Press. Omaha World-Herald. November 14, 2017. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  4. ^ Hlas, Mike (November 21, 2017). "Iowa's Josh Jackson: No bluster, just belief". The Gazette (Cedar Rapids). Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  5. ^ Rittenberg, Adam. "Iowa All-American CB Josh Jackson entering the 2018 NFL draft". ESPN. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  6. ^ "NFL Draft Prospect Profile – Josh Jackson". March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  7. ^ "Iowa CB Josh Jackson : 2018 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  8. ^ Spofford, Mike (April 27, 2018). "Packers select Iowa CB Josh Jackson in second round". Archived from the original on April 28, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  9. ^ " Josh Jackson contract". Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  10. ^ "Packers sign second-rounder Josh Jackson". ProFootballTalk. May 17, 2018. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  11. ^ "Packers sign CB Josh Jackson". Green Bay Packers. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  12. ^ Pinup, Cole (May 5, 2018). "A Look at the Green Bay Packers Cornerback Competition". Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  13. ^ "Packers 2018 Depth Chart is Out". September 4, 2018. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  14. ^ "Josh Jackson scores first NFL TD after blocked punt". 24/7 Sports. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  15. ^ "NFL Player stats: Josh Jackson (2018)". Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  16. ^ "NFL Player stats: Josh Jackson (career)". Retrieved December 31, 2018.

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2017 Big Ten Conference football season

The 2017 Big Ten conference football season is the 122nd season of college football play for the Big Ten Conference and is part of the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season.

This was the Big Ten's fourth season with 14 teams. The defending league champion was the 2016 Penn State Nittany Lions football team. The 2017 season consisted of a nine–game conference schedule for the second year in a row.Nebraska football coach Mike Riley was relieved from his position following the conclusion of Nebraska's 2017 season.Ohio State defeated Wisconsin, 27–21, in the 2017 Big Ten Football Championship Game. No Big Ten teams were selected for the 2017 College Football Playoff.

2017 College Football All-America Team

The 2017 College Football All-America Team includes those players of American college football who have been honored by various selector organizations as the best players at their respective positions. The selector organizations award the "All-America" honor annually following the conclusion of the fall college football season. The original All-America team was the 1889 College Football All-America Team selected by Caspar Whitney and Walter Camp. The National Collegiate Athletic Bureau, which is the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) service bureau, compiled, in 1950, the first list of All-Americans including first-team selections on teams created for a national audience that received national circulation with the intent of recognizing selections made from viewpoints that were nationwide. Since 1957, College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has bestowed Academic All-American recognition on male and female athletes in Divisions I, II, and III of the NCAA as well as National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics athletes, including all NCAA championship sports.

The 2017 College Football All-America Team is composed of the following College Football All-American first teams chosen by the following selector organizations: Associated Press (AP), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Walter Camp Foundation (WCFF), The Sporting News (TSN), Sports Illustrated (SI), USA Today (USAT) ESPN, CBS Sports (CBS), College Football News (CFN),, Athlon Sports, and Fox Sports (FOX).

Currently, the NCAA compiles consensus all-America teams in the sports of Division I-FBS football and Division I men's basketball using a point system computed from All-America teams named by coaches associations or media sources. Players are chosen against other players playing at their position only. To be selected a consensus All-American, players must be chosen to the first team on at least two of the five official selectors as recognized by the NCAA. Second- and third-team honors are used to break ties. Players named first-team by all five selectors are deemed unanimous All-Americans. Currently, the NCAA recognizes All-Americans selected by the AP, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, and the WCFF to determine consensus and unanimous All-Americans.Twenty-seven players were recognized as consensus All-Americans for 2017, 14 of them being unanimous. Unanimous selections are followed by an asterisk (*).

Green Bay Packers draft history

This page is a list of the Green Bay Packers NFL Draft selections. The Packers have participated in every NFL draft since it began in 1936, in which they made Russ Letlow their first-ever selection.

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