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This is a 2020 photo of Chris Jackson of the Tennessee Titans NFL football team. This image reflects the Tennessee Titans active roster as of Tuesday, July 28, 2020 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

Chris Jackson

DB

#35

Experience: R

Height: 5-10

Age: 22

Weight: 193 lbs

College: Marshall

Biography

PRO: The Titans selected Chris Jackson with the 243rd overall pick in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft. The 5-foot-10 inch, 193-pounder was coveted for his versatility with experience at both corner and safety, as well as for his speed and ball disruption skills. The Tallahassee, Fla., native was a four-year starter at Marshall where his 45 passes defensed rank first in program history. He started 48 games from 2016-19 and tallied 189 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, seven interceptions with one returned for a touchdown, 45 passes defensed, and two fumble recoveries with one returned for a score for the Thundering Herd.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
• Jackson's 45 passes defensed rank first in Marshall history and his 48 career starts rank 14th in program history.
• Jackson earned all-conference recognition each year of his collegiate career: named to the Conference USA first team all-conference team after recording a team-high 11 passes defensed as a senior in 2019, earned second team all-conference honors at defensive back as a junior in 2018, garnered all-conference team honorable mention recognition as a sophomore in 2017, and he was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team in 2016.

TITANS TIDBITS: 
• A two-time state track champion in high school, Jackson runs a 4.47 second 40-yard dash. 'I still work out like a track athlete when I can,' Jackson said. 'I watch it a lot and keep up with it.'
• Jackson lived with and was primarily raised by his paternal grandmother, Delores Madison, after his mother was killed by a home invader when Jackson was 10 years old.
• He has a love of cars that he attributes to his father and uncle, the latter of which does competitive drag racing. Jackson lists his top three cars as a 1969 Camaro, a 1984 Buick Grand National and a Ferrari F40.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
• The Tallahassee, Fla., native was selected by the Titans in the seventh round (243rd overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE:
• During a four-year career at Marshall, started 48 games and posted 189 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, seven interceptions with one returned for a touchdown, 45 passes defensed and two fumble recoveries with one returned for a score on kickoff coverage for the Thundering Herd. Jackson's 45 passes defensed rank first in Marshall history and his 48 career starts rank 14th in program history. He earned all-conference recognition in all four of his collegiate seasons.

AS A SENIOR (2019), started 11 games and recorded 25 tackles, one interception and a team-high 11 passes defensed. Earned first team all-conference recognition.
• Against Cincinnati (9/28), had a season-high five tackles.
• At Charlotte (11/23), notched two tackles and one interception.
• Against Florida International (11/30), tallied three tackles and three passes defensed.

AS A JUNIOR (2018), started all 13 games and posted 61 tackles, one interception, 15 passes defensed and one fumble recovery. Earned second team all-conference honors at defensive back.
• At Old Dominion (10/13), tied a career-high with 10 tackles and posted a career-high four passes defensed.
• Against Florida Atlantic (10/20), amassed six tackles, one interception and three passes defensed.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2017), started 12 games and tallied 62 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one half sack, a team-high three interceptions for 108 yards and one touchdown, a team-high 10 passes defensed and recovered one fumble on kickoff coverage that he returned for a score. Named all-conference honorable mention.
• Against Miami (Ohio) (9/2), posted eight tackles, an interception which he returned 72 yards for a touchdown and one pass defensed.
• Against Kent State (9/16), amassed six tackles, 0.5 tackle for loss, and a 32-yard interception.
• At Charlotte (10/7), notched five tackles, 0.5 tackle for loss, one interception and two passes defensed.
• Against Old Dominion (10/14), recorded six tackles and one fumble recovery on special teams that he returned for a 15-yard touchdown.

AS A FRESHMAN (2016), started all 12 games as a true freshman and tallied 41 tackles, four tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two interceptions and nine passes defensed. Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team.
• Against Florida Atlantic (10/15), recorded five tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one half sack, one interception and one pass defensed.
• Against Charlotte (10/22), posted a season-high eight tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and one 31-yard interception.
• At Missouri (10/1), saw action in his first career game and posted one tackle.
• Graduated from Marshall in December 2019 with a degree in criminal justice.

PERSONAL: 
• Attended FAMU Developmental Research (Tallahassee, Fla.) School where he was rated as a two-star prospect by Rivals.
• Named a Florida 2A All-State wide receiver as a senior in 2015. Also played safety.
• Jackson was a two-time Florida state high school track champion in the 110-meter hurdles and was a runner up in the 300-meter hurdles.
• Also played basketball.
• List of favorites: (TV show) "Spongebob Squarepants"; (movies) "Shrek," and "Coming to America"; (musician) Kanye West.
• Follow Jackson on Twitter @C3Jack and on Instagram @_3cjack.
• Son of D'Wayne Jackson and Tanesha Overstreet.
• Has two brothers and two sisters.
• Born Christopher D'Wayne Jackson on April 13, 1998 in Minneapolis, Minn.

2020 SEASON

  • TCKLS
    6
  • SCK
    0
  • FF
    0
  • INT

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Recent Games

WK OPP RESULT Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
3 @Vikings W 31 - 30
2 Jaguars W 33 - 30 6 3 3 0 0 0
6 Texans W 42 - 36
1 @Broncos W 16 - 14 1 0 1 0 0 0
5 Bills W 42 - 16 3 2 1 0 1 0

Career Stats

Defense Career

SEASON TEAM G GS Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
2020 Tennessee Titans 3 2 10 5 5 0 1 0
TOTAL 3 2 10 5 5 0 0 1 0 0 NaN 0 0 0 0

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