Janzen  Jackson

15Janzen Jackson

Lake Charles, La.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 187


Career Statistics
Tackles Sacks / TFL / Int/ High
Season G Solo Asst Total Yards Yards FF FR P Def Yds Tackles
2010 13 40 29 69 1/11 4/19 -- -- 11 5-114 11-UK
2009 10 26 11 37 1/11 1/11 1 1/8 4 1/29 7-SC
Totals 23 66 40 106 2/22 5/30 1 1/8 15 6/143 11-UK
Net Yards / Yards / High
Season G Ret Yards Ret Game TD Long Yards
2010 13 5 14 2.8 1.1 -- 17-Mem 26-Mem
Net Yards / Yards / High
Season G Ret Yards Ret Game TD Long Yards
2010 13 1 55 55.0 4.23 -- 55-Miss 55-Miss


  • 2010 Coaches All-SEC Second Team
  • 2009 SEC Freshman of the Week (Nov. 2)


  • Games/Starts: 13/13
  • Only Volunteer to be named to either Coaches' All-SEC squad
  • One of 10 Vols to start every game in 2010 and owns the highest streak of consecutive starts heading into 2011 with 15
  • Five interceptions tied for the team lead (Prentiss Waggner) and tied for third in the SEC
  • Most by a UT defender since 2008 (Eric Berry with seven)
  • UT's leader in INT return yards with 114, ranking third in the SEC
  • Led team with 11 passes defended, a figure that was good for sixth in the conference (0.85 per game)
  • Led UT secondary with 69 tackles, which ranked third on the team
  • Tied for 19th in tackles (6.6) in SEC games and 29th overall (5.3) in the league
  • Delivered four stops and two passes defended, including an INT on third down in the UT end zone vs. North Carolina in the Music City Bowl
  • Posted a career-best 11 tackles, including a tackle for loss, vs. Kentucky, which tied for the game lead
  • Added a pass breakup that forced a three-and-out on third down in the fourth quarter after UT went up 24-14
  • Made a couple of timely plays at the UT 1-yard line at Vanderbilt to match a career high with two passes defended

  • The first was his fourth INT that was returned a career-long 43 yards, and the second was a key pass breakup to save a possible Commodores' touchdown
  • Added three tackles, including a tackle for loss, at VU
  • Second on the team in tackles vs. Florida with his second-highest total of 2010 with nine, which included his first TFL of the season
  • UT's second-leading tackler vs. Alabama with eight
  • Notched six tackles at South Carolina
  • Hauled in his first INT of the season at LSU, one of three for UT
  • Also totaled seven tackles against the Tigers
  • Collected lone sack of the season at Georgia in a six-tackle effort to set the Bulldogs back 11 yards on third down
  • Contributed INTs against Memphis and Mississippi
  • Also took a pitch from Da'Rick Rogers on a kickoff return 47 yards vs. the Rebels
  • Came up with a key pass breakup against Oregon on a first quarter third-and-9 to limit the Ducks to a field goal, while adding five stops
  • Supplied a trio of three-tackle performances and a pair of two-tackle outings
  • Also handled punt return duties against Memphis and Mississippi


  • Games/Starts: 10/9
  • True freshman worked his way into starting spot at free safety in just second collegiate game
  • Big tackler delivered memorable hits all season
  • Contributed season-high seven tackles against South Carolina to earn SEC Freshman of the Week honors
  • Also forced one fumble against Gamecocks and added two pass breakups as UT scored 24 points off four takeaways

  • Finished campaign with 37 tackles to rank second among freshman Vols
  • Delivered sack in regular season finale against Kentucky that forced Wildcats punt
  • Recovered one fumble against Ohio
  • First career interception came in Chick-fil-A Bowl against Virginia Tech
  • Return was for 29 yards and set up Vols' tying touchdown late in second quarter

High School

  • Selected SuperPrep and USA Today All-America
  • Rated No. 2 cornerback in 2009 class and No. 2 overall prospect in Louisiana by Rivals.com
  • Selected to play in U.S. Army All-American Bowl and Under Armour All-American Game
  • Named to Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120 and Orlando Sentinel's All-Southern Team
  • Named Class 5A All-State by Louisiana Sports Writers Association as senior and junior

  • Made 94 tackles and picked off five passes as senior
  • Picked off five passes, totaled 93 tackles and blocked seven kicks as junior
  • Returned two punts for touchdowns in one game, setting school and district record, as senior
  • Also standout in track and field as hurdler
  • Coach at Barbe High School - Jimmy Shaver


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