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Kareem Jackson biography

Date of birth : 1988-04-10
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Macon, Georgia
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-07
Credited as : Football player NFL, cornerback for the Houston Texans, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Kareem Jackson is a cornerback for the Houston Texans of the National Football League.

Selected by the Houston Texans in the first round (20th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Played in all 41 career games at Alabama and started 40 contests, registering 159 tackles (106 solo) with eight tackles for loss (24 yards)…deflected 29 passes and recorded five interceptions (164 yards, 32.8 avg.)…his 29 pass deflections rank fourth on Alabama’s all-time record list…his 13 pass breakups in 2009 rank seventh on the school’s single-season record list…registered one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…blocked two kicks…returned one punt for eight yards.

Started all 14 games at right cornerback, ranking sixth on the team with 49 tackles (30 solo) with three tackles for loss (13 yards)…tied for seventh in the SEC with an average of 1.0 passes defended per game…totaled 13 pass deflections, with six coming on third-down plays, and registered one interception (79 yards)…his 13 pass deflections rank seventh on Alabama’s single season-record list…added three tackles on the kickoff coverage unit.

Allowed opponents to complete just 21-of-56 (37.5 percent) pass attempts targeted into his area…recorded 44 tackles (28 solo) with one tackle for loss (4 yards)…recovered one fumble and blocked one punt…ranked 11th in the SEC with 10 pass deflections… registered one interception (5 yards).

Started 12 games, including the final 10 at right cornerback en route to earning Freshman All-American honors from The NFL Draft Report…ranked fifth on the team with 66 tackles (48 solo) with four tackles for loss…forced one fumble and blocked one field goal attempt…finished second on the team with three interceptions for 80 yards (26.7 avg.) in returns…deflected six passes…named Alabama’s Defensive Co-Player of the Week vs. Tennessee and Special Teams Co-Player of the Week vs. Vanderbilt and Florida State.

Attended Fork Union Military Academy (Fork Union, Va.)…intercepted five passes in his only season at the school…given a four-star rating by Rivals.com.

Attended Westside High School in Macon, Ga. and compiled 1,436 rushing yards with 20 touchdowns and nine receptions for 256 yards with two touchdowns as a senior…accounted for 16 tackles and three interceptions on defense as a senior…concluded a three-year varsity career with over 3,447 rushing yards and 46 touchdowns…played in The Max Emfinger Third Annual High School All-American Classic…rated as the 17th-best overall prospect in the nation by Rivals.com.

PERSONAL: General Studies major…resides in Macon, Ga.

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