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NASHVILLE, TN - JULY 28, 2020 - Chris Jackson headshot at Saint Thomas Sports Park in Nashville, TN. Photo By Donald Page/Tennessee Titans

Chris Jackson

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#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, 2.0 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.
•   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 as a freshman 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, one 72-yard interception which was returned 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, 4.0 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, 0.5 sack, one interception and one pass defensed.
•   Against Charlotte (10/22), posted a season-high eight tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 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.

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