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University of Miami Athletics

Michael Jackson, Sr.


Defensive Back




195 lbs.




Birmingham, Ala.

High School

Spain Park

Michael Jackson, Sr. - Football - University of Miami Athletics


2018 (Senior): Delivered another standout year as starting member of one of nation’s top-ranked secondaries…Earned All-ACC Honorable Mention recognition…Started all 13 games and totaled 42 tackles…Had 3.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and six pass breakups… Started season opener against LSU (Sept. 2) and finished with five tackles (two solo)…Had three total tackles (two solo) in start vs. Savannah State (Sept. 8)…Started and finished with four tackles in win at Toledo (Sept. 15)…Recorded two tackles and 1.0 TFL (five yards) in start vs. FIU (Sept. 22)…Posted five tackles (four solo) and one PBU in start vs. North Carolina (Sept. 27)…Had two tackles and season-high three PBUs in start vs. Florida State (Oct. 6)…Started and had one solo tackle against Virginia (Oct. 13) before being ejected for targeting call…Started and finished with season high-tying five tackles at Boston College (Oct. 26)…Started vs. Duke (Nov. 3)…Posted three solo tackles in start at Georgia Tech (Nov. 10)…Recorded four tackles and one half-sack in start at Virginia Tech (Nov. 17)…Set career mark with two solo sacks totaling 16 yards as part of four-tackle performance in start vs. Pittsburgh (Nov. 24) in regular season finale…Started New Era Pinstripe Bowl vs. Wisconsin (Dec. 27) and finished with four tackles (two solo) and one PBU.

2017 (Junior): Saw action in all 13 games with 10 starts in breakout season…Finished with 43 tackles…Selected to All-ACC Second Team…Tied for team lead with four interceptions and added five pass breakups…Was among team’s top performers in secondary…Made first start of career in season opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 2) and posted four solo tackles…Credited with one quarterback hurry against Wildcats…Started and had one PBU in win over Toledo (Sept. 23)…Had three solo tackles in win at Duke (Sept. 29)…Recorded first interception of career in win at Florida State (Oct. 7)…Started and finished with four tackles (three solo) and 1.0 tackle for loss in win over Georgia Tech (Oct. 14)…Delivered impressive performance in start vs. Syracuse (Oct. 21), finishing with two interceptions, three tackles (two solo) and one PBU…Multi-interception performance against Orange was first by Hurricane since Artie Burns vs. Virginia Tech in 2015…Had six tackles (four solo) and one interception in win at North Carolina (Oct. 28)…Finished with six tackles (five solo) and 1.0 TFL (two yards) in win over Virginia Tech (Nov. 4)…Had a pair of solo tackles in start against Notre Dame (Nov. 11)…Finished with four solo tackles and one fumble recovery in win over Virginia (Nov. 18)…Had three tackles (two solo) in start at Pittsburgh (Nov. 24)…Had first sack of career (eight yards) and finished with three total tackles in ACC Championship Game against Clemson (Dec. 2)…Started Capital One Orange Bowl against Wisconsin (Dec. 30) and finished with four tackles (three solo).

2016 (Sophomore): Played in 12 games and totaled seven tackles (two solo)…Added one pass breakup and one fumble recovery…Saw action in season opener against Florida A&M (Sept. 3) and totaled three tackles…Saw action against FAU (Sept. 10) and had tipped pass that led to interception…Recorded one tackle at Appalachian State (Sept. 17)…Had one tackle in road win at Georgia Tech (Oct. 1)…Saw action against Florida State (Oct. 8), mostly on special teams…Had one tackle against North Carolina (Oct. 15)…Saw action against Virginia Tech (Oct. 20)…Recorded first touchdown of career on recovery of fumbled punt in end zone at Notre Dame (Oct. 29)…Saw action against Pittsburgh (Nov. 5) and at Virginia (Nov. 12)…Played on special teams in win at NC State (Nov. 19)…Credited with one PBU in regular season finale win over Duke (Nov. 26)…Had one tackle in Russell Athletic Bowl victory over West Virginia (Dec. 28). 

2015 (True Freshman): Served as one of team’s primary contributors on special teams…Saw action in all 13 games…Totaled four tackles…Made career debut in season opener vs. Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 5) and recorded one assisted tackle…Played at FAU (Sept. 11)…Saw action vs. Nebraska (Sept. 19), largely on special teams…Played at Florida State (Oct. 10) and against Virginia Tech (Oct. 17)…Had one tackle at North Carolina (Nov. 14)…Saw action in the Hyundai Sun Bowl (Dec. 26) against Washington State and recorded one stop.

High School: Earned four-star rating by…Tabbed as three-star recruit by Scout and 247Sports…Rated as No. 1 cornerback in state of Alabama by Scout…Earned spot in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game and led defense with 12 tackles…Chose Miami over offers from Cincinnati, Minnesota and Nebraska.