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University of Miami Athletics

Joe Jackson


Defensive Line




250 lbs.




Homestead, Fla.

High School

Gulliver Prep

Joe Jackson - Football - University of Miami Athletics


2018 (Junior): Delivered another dominant season, starting 12 of 13 games and finishing with team-high 9.0 sacks…Earned All-ACC Honorable Mention recognition…Posted 14.5 tackles for loss – third-most on team – and 47 total tackles…Added one interception, three PBUs and team-high nine quarterback hurries…Scored second touchdown of career on 42-yard interception return for score…Started season opener against LSU (Sept. 2) and finished with three tackles and one PBU…Had one tackle and 0.5 TFLs in start vs. Savannah State (Sept. 8)…Started and finished with 1.5 TFLs and three total tackles in win at Toledo (Sept. 15)…Posted 2.0 tackles for loss (six yards), 1.5 sacks and four total tackles in start vs. FIU (Sept. 22)…Recorded five tackles (three tackles) and 6-yard sack in start vs. North Carolina (Sept. 27)…Added second touchdown of career on 42-yard interception return vs. Tar Heels…Tied career high with 2.0 sacks and finished with 2.5 TFLs and four total tackles in start vs. Florida State (Oct. 6)…Started and had seven total tackles and 1.5 TFLs at Virginia (Oct. 13)…Made eighth straight start of season at Boston College (Oct. 26), finishing with three tackles and 0.5 TFLs…Started and set season high with six tackles vs. Duke (Nov. 3)…Posted a pair of solo tackles at Georgia Tech (Nov. 10)…Started at Virginia Tech (Nov. 17) and tied season high with 2.5 tackles for loss (12 yards), including 1.5 sacks (11 yards)…Started vs. Pittsburgh (Nov. 24) and set career mark with 2.5 sacks (14 yards)…Tied season high with six total tackles vs. Panthers, including five solo…Started New Era Pinstripe Bowl vs. Wisconsin (Dec. 27).

2017 (Sophomore): Saw action in all 13 games and made 12 starts…Led all defensive linemen with 59 tackles (35 solo)…Added 11.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks…Had two pass breakups and one forced fumble…Has served as one of Miami’s top defensive playmakers for second straight year…Started season opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 2) and finished with three tackles (one solo)…Credited with one PBU in win over Wildcats…Started and finished with career-high seven tackles (all solo) in win over Toledo (Sept. 23)…Recorded first sack of season (three yards) and finished with 2.0 TFLs (four yards) in start at Duke (Sept. 29)…Started and had four tackles (two solo) and one solo sack (one yard) in win at Florida State (Oct. 7)…Finished with two tackles (one solo) in win over Georgia Tech (Oct. 14)…Started and had five tackles (four solo) and 1.0 TFL (two yards) in win over Syracuse (Oct. 21)…Totaled career-best eight tackles including 1.5 TFLs in win at North Carolina (Oct. 28)…Had seven tackles, 2.0 TFLs and one six-yard sack in win over Virginia Tech (Nov. 4)…Posted five tackles, 1.5 TFLs and one four-yard sack in win over Notre Dame (Nov. 11)…Recorded sack for third straight game and finished with four tackles in win over Virginia (Nov. 18)…Had four tackles (three solo) at Pittsburgh (Nov. 24)…Started and had four tackles including four-yard sack in ACC Championship Game against Clemson (Dec. 2)…Started and finished with four tackles (two solo) in Capital One Orange Bowl against Wisconsin (Dec. 30).

2016 (True Freshman): Delivered dominant freshman season, seeing action in all 13 games with two starts…Led team in tackles for loss (11.5) and sacks (8.5)…Totaled 32 tackles (17 solo)…Totaled two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles…Scored one defensive touchdown on fumble recovery…Saw action in season opener vs. Florida A&M (Sept. 3) and recorded one tackle…Recorded first two sacks of career in three-tackle performance against FAU (Sept. 10)…Two sacks against Owls totaled 10 yards…Had two tackles and 1.0 TFLs (2 yards) in road win at Appalachian State (Sept. 17)…Dominant game against Georgia Tech (Oct. 1) included sack and fumble return for 18-yard touchdown on scoop-and-score…Touchdown was first of career….Had two tackles and 0.5 sacks against Florida State (Oct. 8)…Registered three tackles against North Carolina (Oct. 15)…Made first career start against Virginia Tech (Oct. 20) and posted career-high six tackles, including 2.0 TFLs (eight yards) and one sack (four yards)…Had two tackles (one solo) at Notre Dame (Oct. 29)…Saw action against Pittsburgh (Nov. 5)…Had three tackles, forced fumble and fumble recovery in win at Virginia (Nov. 12)…Had two tackles, including 1.0 TFL, in win at NC State (Nov. 19)…Recorded two sacks totaling 14 yards and finished with three tackles in regular season finale win over Duke (Nov. 26)…Started and had four tackles (two solo) and 13-yard sack in Russell Athletic Bowl victory over West Virginia (Dec. 28).

High School: Four-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports…Three-star prospect by Scout…Ranked as eighth-best weakside defensive end and No. 113-best recruit regardless of position by Rivals…Rated No. 182 overall high school prospect on ESPN300…Ranked No. 23-best defensive end by ESPN…Checked in at No. 218 in 247Sports national rankings and was ranked No. 16 weakside defensive end…Played defensive end and tight end at Gulliver Prep…Named the 2015 Class 5A-1A Male Athlete of the Year by Miami Herald…Ranked as No. 4 football player in Dade County by Herald entering final season at Gulliver…Totaled 46 tackles, six sacks and four forced fumbles in final season…Had 59 tackles and four sacks junior year…Finished his career with 178 total tackles, 19 sacks and eight forced fumbles…Also competed in basketball and track at Gulliver Prep…Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida State and Ohio State, among others.