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#99 Keith Jackson
Position: DT
Other Position: DT
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 296
Year: Senior
Hometown: Little Rock, Ark.
High School: McClellan HS
Experience: 3 Letters
#99 Keith Jackson
Courtesy: Razorback Media Relations
Release: 09/03/2005


DT, 6-0, 296, SR-3L

Little Rock, Ark.

(McClellan HS)


OUTLOOK: After a break-out junior season, he is primed for another all-star campaign at defensive tackle in 2006. The second-team All-SEC selection finished second only to Mississippi State’s Willie Evans in tackles among league tackles and defensive ends last season. He started the opener at left tackle and the final 10 games at right tackle, and was a steady disruptive force on the Hogs’ defensive front. He has already been named pre-season first-team All-SEC by The Sporting News, Phipps and The Birmingham News. The Sporting News ranks him as the No. 9 defensive tackle in the nation while Lindy’s tabs him as No. 15. He is penciled in as the starter at right tackle for the Hogs in 2006.


2005: The only UA defensive tackle to start all 11 games, he posted an All-SEC season as a junior. He was named second-team All-SEC by The Associated Press after a campaign which saw him finish second only to Mississippi State’s Willie Evans in tackles among league defensive ends and defensive tackles. He racked up 74 tackles, including 44 solo stops, to rank fourth on the team. He averaged 8.3 tackles per contest in the final six games of the 2005 campaign including posting a trio of 10-tackle efforts against Auburn, South Carolina and Ole Miss. He earned at least three tackles in all 11 contests and five or more stops in eight games, including the final six games. He was fifth on the squad with 6.5 TFL (-32) and six quarterback hurries. He also netted 2.5 sacks (-22). He led the team and ranked third in the SEC with three fumble recoveries. He also forced a fumble and earned his first career pass break-up. He made the start at left tackle in the Hogs’ season opener against Missouri State. He made four tackles, including three solo stops, in the Razorbacks’ victory. He moved to right tackle for good prior to the Vanderbilt game and started the final 10 games at that position. He netted seven tackles (three solo) and his first tackle for loss (-1) of the season against the Commodores. He made three solo stops along the Hogs’ defensive front against No. 1 USC. He was dominating in his performance at Alabama earning two solo stops and five assists for seven total tackles. He earned a sack (-7) and a quarterback hurry against the Crimson Tide. He had one quarterback hurry and three solo tackles against Louisiana-Monroe in Little Rock. He recorded a career-best 10 tackles, including seven solo stops, vs. Auburn. He also had two quarterback hurries and a pass break-up against the Tigers. He made five tackles at Georgia, including a TFL (-3) and a quarterback hurry. He matched his season and career high with 10 tackles against South Carolina. He earned five solo and five assisted tackles against the Gamecocks. He also recorded half a sack (-6), recovered a fumble and earned one quarterback hurry. He duplicated his career-high effort the following week with another 10-tackle effort against Ole Miss. He earned Hogwired.com Defensive Player of the Week honors for his part in the Razorbacks’ first league win. He garnered seven solo tackles, two tackles for loss (-11) and a sack (-9) against the Rebels. He came up big in helping stop Ole Miss’ final offensive drive. He earned his sack on the Rebels’ next-to-last offensive play and then forced a fumble on their final offensive snap. Against Mississippi State, he registered eight total tackles and recovered a fumble that led to a UA field goal. He concluded the season with seven tackles, including one for loss (-4), and a fumble recovery against No. 3 LSU. He recovered the loose ball on the Tigers’ first offensive drive of the fourth quarter. Arkansas scored on the ensuing drive and shaved the LSU lead to two points.


2004: He saw action at defensive tackle in all 11 games during his sophomore season. He made his first career start at defensive tackle in the Hogs’ 49-20 win over Louisiana-Monroe. He tallied 26 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss (-23) and two sacks (-18). He made at least one stop in 10 of 11 games. He earned two or more tackles in six contests. He ranked third on the team in tackles for loss and second on the squad in sacks. He earned an assisted tackle in the Hogs’ season-opening win over New Mexico State. He played, but did not earn a tackle against No. 7 Texas. He earned his first career start against Louisiana-Monroe. He registered four tackles, including three solo stops, against the Indians. He was also credited with a forced fumble. He garnered two solo stops and an assisted tackle against Alabama. He garnered his first career tackle for loss (-1) in a road loss at No. 16 Florida. He tallied two solo stops in a road loss at No. 4 Auburn. He made two tackles and earned half credit for a tackle for loss (0) in a home loss to No. 6 Georgia. He racked up an assisted tackle in a 35-32 loss at South Carolina. He made two key tackles in the Razorbacks’ 35-3 win over Ole Miss. He teamed with defensive end Jamaal Anderson to stop Rebels’ running back Brandon Jacobs for no gain on a fourth down-and-one play in the first quarter. Arkansas took over on its 47-yard line and drove for a score of its own. He also tallied his first career sack (-4) to help stymie another Ole Miss drive in Arkansas territory in the third quarter. He tallied a solo tackle in the Razorbacks’ 24-21 win over Mississippi State. He led the team with nine tackles against No. 12 LSU. Seven of his nine stops were solo tackles. He also earned a career-high two tackles for loss (-18) and one sack (-14) against the Tigers.


2003: Initially targeted for a likely redshirt season, he was called into action in the fourth game of the season on the Hogs’ defensive front. He earned 12 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in his eight games. He earned two assisted stops in his collegiate debut in the Razorbacks’ double-overtime win at Alabama. He logged nine snaps against the Crimson Tide. He racked up two tackles and forced a fumble in a seven-overtime win at Kentucky. His forced fumble caused a loss of 11 yards when he disrupted a UK running play deep in its own territory. He made one solo stop in a conference win over Mississippi State. He turned in the best game of his young career in the postseason. He earned seven tackles in the Hogs’ 27-14 win over Missouri in the Independence Bowl. His total of seven stops ranked second on the squad.


HIGH SCHOOL CAREER: He was ranked as the nation’s No. 37 defensive tackle and the No. 5 overall player in Arkansas by Rivals.com. TheInsiders.com ranked him as the No. 51 defensive tackle in the nation and the No. 50 DL in the nation. He was a member of the Associated Press Arkansas Super Team as a senior. As a junior nose guard, he made 76 tackles with 50 unassisted stops while recording 4.5 sacks and three fumble recoveries. As a junior fullback he rushed for 880 yards and 13 touchdowns. He is the son of former Oklahoma All-American and Green Bay Packers’ tight-end Keith Jackson Sr. He competed in the Arkansas High School All-Star Game at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. He was also recruited by Oklahoma State, UAPB and Louisiana Tech. He was rated the No. 48 player in the Southwest by Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report. He was given a 3.5 star rating by Forrest Davis. He was Heartland Recruiting’s No. 118 player in the Big 12 region. As a senior, he had 80 tackles (eight for loss) and eight sacks.  He was a member of the PrepStar All-Region VI Team.


PERSONAL: Born Feb. 25, 1985, he is the son of Valerie and Ronald Williams, and Keith Jackson. His father was a two-time All-American tight end at Oklahoma and was a six-time NFL Pro Bowl selection for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Green Bay Packers. Keith Sr. is also a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. The elder Jackson also serves as a radio color commentator on the Arkansas Razorback Sports Network for football games. Keith Jr. is enrolled in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and is majoring in sociology.

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