Vincent  Jackson

40Vincent Jackson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
McDonough, Ga.

High School:
Luella HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 215

Position:
OF

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2016 - SENIOR

  • Started all 57 games for the Vols in 2016, hitting .333 with 10 doubles, one triple, eight home runs, 57 RBI and 42 runs scored.
  • Selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 14th round (436th overall pick) of the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
  • Batted in his 57th run of the season versus #11 LSU on May 24 during the SEC Tournament.
  • Went 2-for-4 in the series opener at Georgia, hitting his eighth homer of the season and batting in four runs on May 19.
  • Recorded a batting average of .300 in the series against #11 LSU, tallying two doubles on three hits and two runs scored (May 13-15).
  • Knocked in his 50th RBI of the season in a 5-3 win over in-state foe Belmont (May 10)
  • Went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the series opener vs. #1 Florida (May 6)
  • Picked up at least one hit in each game of Tennessee's series vs. Missouri, going 4-for-12 (.333) with a double across the three games (April 29 - May 1)
  • Crushed his team-leading seventh home run of the season in a 4-3 win over Eastern Kentucky (April 26).
  • Hit 3-for-5 at MTSU, driving in three runs against the in-state foe (April 19).
  • Drove in three runs and scored two more as part of a 2-for-4 performance in the series opener at Auburn (April 14).
  • Went 6-for-12 over the Vols' three-game series vs. #6 South Carolina, recording 2 RBIs and 3 runs scored (April 8-10).
  • Hit safely in each of Tennessee's games from March 30 - April 6, going 9-for-17 with 9 RBI over the five-game stretch.
  • Hit 2-for-4 versus #12 Kentucky on April 1, scoring two runs and tallying one RBI.
  • Knocked two home runs (one inside-the-park) vs. UNC-Asheville and drove in 4 RBI. His inside-the-park home run was the first for a Vol since 2010 (March 30).
  • Recorded a 2-RBI triple in the top of the 9th inning to help the Vols claim a 6-3 victory at #22 Alabama (March 26)
  • Crushed a grand slam over the right field wall vs. Tennessee Tech, his fourth home run of the season. (March 22)
  • Went 4-for-13 (.308) in the series vs. #8 Ole Miss, highlighted by a 3-for-5 performance in the second game of the series (March 18-20).
  • Recorded a season-high four RBI on a 2-for-3 night at UNC Asheville, driving in four of Tennessee's five runs in the 5-2 final.
  • Drove in three runs at ETSU on March 9, part of an 11-2 win for Tennessee.
  • Blasted his third home run of the season in a 20-1 Vols victory over Central Michigan (Feb. 28).
  • Crushed a three-run home run in his first at bat at Grand Canyon as part of a 2-for-4 performance (Feb. 26).
  • Launched a 2-run blast in the series finale vs. Memphis, the first home run of the season for the Volunteers and his first since April 26, 2014 vs. LSU (Feb. 21).
  • Went 5-for-10 in the opening series vs. Memphis, with four RBI and four runs scored on the series (Feb. 19-21).

2015 - JUNIOR

  • Appeared in 23 games for the Vols in 2015, hitting .321 with three doubles, one triple, seven RBIs and 12 runs scored.
  • Went 3-for-8 with a double and two RBI during the season opening series at Florida International (Feb. 13-15).
  • Posted his first multi-hit game of 2015 going 3-for-4 with the tie-breaking RBI in the 9th against Lipscomb (Feb. 20).
  • Went 2-for-4 in UT's 4-1 victory at Belmont (Feb. 25).
  • Hit 4-for-8 with two runs scored during the series at UC Irvine (Feb. 27-28).
  • Recorded three stolen bases and three runs scored with two hits and two walks vs. Morehead State (March 11).
  • Knocked his first triple of the season against Austin Peay (March 17).
  • Recorded two RBI and scored one run while going 1-for-5 against Vanderbilt (March 28), before suffering a season-ending injury.

2014 - SOPHOMORE

  • Played in 49 games for the Vols, making 38 starts in center field and four in right field.
  • Finished his second season on Rocky Top hitting .234 with six doubles, one triple, two home runs, 21 runs scored and 27 RBI.
  • Maintained a .990 fielding percentage in the outfield and was 7-for-11 in stolen base attempts.
  • Went 53 at bats before tallying his first strikeout of the season at Missouri (March 15).
  • Drew his seventh walk of the season on Feb. 22, six games in, to exceed last season's total of six walks on.
  • Went 4-for-10 (.400) with one triple, two runs scored, and five RBIs in the series against Quinnipiac (Feb. 28-March 2).
  • Went 3-for-5 with two doubles, one run scored and three RBIs including a walk-off double (April 20) in two games against Alabama (April 18-20).
  • Roped his first home run of the season during a 1-for-4 effort at ETSU (April 22).
  • Crushed a PH home run in the top of the ninth to give the Vols two insurance runs during a 6-3 win at LSU (April 26).
  • Went 3-for-8 (.375) with two runs scored, a home run and three RBI in the series at LSU (April 25-27).
  • Recorded a seven-game hitting streak (April 12-27) in which he is hitting 8-for-21 (.381) with two doubles, two home runs, five runs scored, one walk and eight RBI.
  • Went 2-for-4 with one RBI in the final home game of the regular season against Florida (May 17).
  • Ended the regular season with a five-game hitting streak, going 6-for-22 (.273) with one RBI from May 11-17.
  • Drove in one run and went 1-for-4 with one run scored against Vanderbilt in the first round of the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Ala.
  • Played in 33 games with the Cape Cod League Champion Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox over the summer, hitting .244 with one homer and eight RBI.

2013 - FRESHMAN

  • Earned 2013 SEC All-Freshman Team honors.
  • Appeared in 43 games, starting 31 games in the outfield and seven games as the designated hitter.
  • Finished his freshman season hitting .290 with two home runs and 24 RBI.
  • Led the Vols in doubles (8) and slugging percentage (.484) during SEC play.
  • Made his collegiate debut at the plate as a pinch hitter at UNLV on Feb. 15.
  • Made his collegiate debut on the mound in Las Vegas as well, suffering a loss after allowing one run on a hit and two walks on Feb. 17.
  • Recorded his first collegiate hit with a single against No. 20 Arizona State on Feb. 22.
  • Had a four-game hitting streak from February 26-March 9 in which he hit .438 (7-for-16) with a double and four RBI.
  • Recorded his first SEC hit, going 2-for-3 at Alabama on March 17.
  • Hit first collegiate home run against Missouri on March 23, going 4-for-4 with two RBI in the contest.
  • Launched his second long ball against Arkansas on May 10.

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Graduated from Luella High School where he was coached by Andy Cooper.
  • Selected by the New York Yankees in the 23rd round (727 overall) of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
  • Ranked as the 78th-best prospect in the 2012 class by Baseball America.
  • Tabbed as the 36th best outfielder in the 2012 MLB draft by BaseballDraftReport.com.
  • Listed as the 101st-best prospect in the nation and eighth-best player in Georgia by Perfect Game.
  • Also earned a 10.0 rating from PG.
  • Named a 2012 Rawlings Second Team All-American and to the 2012 Rawlings All-Southeast Region Team.
  • Earned 2011 Perfect Game Underclass First Team All-American accolades.
  • Named to the 2011 New Balance All-Area Code Games Team.
  • Hit .360 with five home runs, 33 RBI and only struck out once during his senior campaign.
  • Also went 4-1 with 55 strikeouts and a 2.38 ERA in 35.1 innings on the mound.
  • Led Luella to the Class AAAAA quarterfinals in 2010 and 2011 and the second round of the state tournament in 2012.
  • As a junior, he hit .424 with 25 RBI and was 6-4 on the mound with an average of 10.38 strikeouts per nine innings.

PERSONAL

  • Full name is Vincent Keith Jackson
  • Born February 4, 1994
  • Son of Vincent and Francean Jackson
  • Has one sibling, Jordan
  • Majoring in Sociology-Criminal Justice
  • Recipient of the BB&T Athletic Scholarship Endowment and the Carroll/Diane Sasser Endowment
 

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