ADOREE JACKSON 2016 JET AWARD WINNER
ADOREE JACKSON CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Adoree Jackson was born in Belleville, Illinois. He moved to California prior to his sophomore year where he attended Junípero Serra High School in Gardena, California. He played numerous positions including wide receiver, running back, defensive back and return specialist. Jackson was rated by Rivals.com as a five-star recruit and was ranked as the number one athlete and sixth best player overall in his class. He committed to the University of Southern California (USC) to play college football in 2014. Jackson also played basketball and ran track and field in both High School and College.
Within his career, Jackson has 84 tackles (4 for losses), 18 deflections and an interception for a TD on defense, 37 receptions for 552 yards (14.9 avg) with 5 TDs and 8 carries for 41 yards (5.1 avg) on offense and 53 kickoff returns for 1,374 yards (25.9 avg) with 2 TDs and 26 punt returns for 263 yards (10.1 avg) with 2 TDs on special teams. He is fourth on USC’s career kickoff return list (1,374 yards). He has 24 career starts (21 at cornerback, 1 at safety, 1 at wide receiver and 1 concurrently at cornerback and wide receiver).
Jackson, perhaps the most exciting players in college football, was named a Freshman All-American by Football Writers Association of America, Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year by the Pac-12 coaches, winner of the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back. and was a finalist for the Hornung Award in 2016 as one of the most versatile players in college football. He returned for his 3rd year as a starting cornerback and also made an impact as a wide receiver and returner. USC’s first 3-way player in nearly 20 years, he has drawn comparisons to former Michigan Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson. On January 16, 2017, Jackson announced he would skip his senior season and enter the 2017 NFL Draft.