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Tyson Jackson biography

Date of birth : 1986-06-06
Date of death : -
Birthplace : New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-14
Credited as : Football player NFL, defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs, NFL Draft

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Tyson Jackson (born June 6, 1986 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Chiefs with the third overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at LSU.

Tyson's Career


Pro Career: Talented defensive end joined the Chiefs as the third overall selection in the 2009 NFL Draft ... Earned All-Rookie honors from Pro Football Weekly/PFWA ... Physical performer plays the defensive end position in Kansas City’s 3-4 defensive alignment with fellow first-round defensive end Glenn Dorsey (D1a-08) ... Should benefit greatly from working with defensive line coach Anthony Pleasant, who enjoyed a 14-year NFL playing career ... Joined WR Dwayne Bowe (D1-07) and Dorsey (D1a-08) as the third consecutive player from LSU drafted in the first round, marking the first time in the era of the common draft that a team selected three straight number one picks from the same school ... Has played in 16 games (14 starts) ... Has recorded 31 tackles (18 solo), four QB pressures and two passes defensed.

Transactions: Signed with Kansas City (8/7/09) ... Selected by Kansas City in the first round (third overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

2009: Appeared in all 16 games with 14 starts at left defensive end ... Had 31 tackles (18 solo), four QB pressures and two passes defensed ... Named to the Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie Team ... Produced one tackle in his first NFL start at Baltimore (9/13) ... Registered three tackles vs. Oakland (9/20) ... Posted a career-high seven tackles and two QB pressures at Jacksonville (11/8) ... Amassed two tackles vs. Denver (12/6) ... Tallied six tackles vs. Buffalo (12/13) ... Produced five tackles at Cincinnati (12/27) ... Added two tackles at Denver (1/3/10).

College: Played in 53 games with 39 starts at left defensive end at LSU ... Produced 122 tackles (55 solo), 27.0 tackles for loss, 18.5 sacks (-92.0 yards), 33 QB pressures, two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and 18 passes defensed ... Started all 13 games as a senior 2008 ... Had 36 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, seven QB pressures, four passes defensed and a fumble recovery ... Earned second-team All-Southeastern Conference accolades ... Started all 14 games his junior campaign in 2007 ... Tallied 36 tackles, 4.5 stops for loss, 3.5 sacks, 15 QB pressures, 10 passes defensed and a forced fumble ... Appeared in 13 games, starting 12 contests at left defensive end as a sophomore in 2006 ... Registered 37 tackles, 10.0 tackles for loss and a team-high 8.5 sacks ... Added six QB pressures, four passes defensed, one forced fumble, a fumble recovery and one interception ... Named second-team All-SEC ... Saw action in 13 games as a redshirt freshman in 2005 ... Produced 13 tackles with 2.0 sacks and five QB pressures ... Earned Freshman All-SEC accolades by The Sporting News ... Redshirted as a true freshman in 2004 ... Graduated with a degree in General Studies at LSU.

Personal


• Played both on the offensive and defensive line at St. John High School in Edgard, Louisiana.
• Named Class 2A Defensive Player of the Year as a senior en route to a state championship.
• Also lettered in basketball in high school.
• Full name: Anthony Tyson Jackson.

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