Malik  Jackson

97Malik Jackson


Northridge, Ca.

High School:
Birmingham HS

Last College:
Southern California

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 270


Career Statistics


News & Features

  • Games/Starts: 12/12
  • Started all 12 games at def. tackle with 56 tackles in 2011
  • Tied for third on team in total tackles, tops among linemen
  • Led team in: TFLs (11.0 for 38 yards), sacks (2.5 for 13 yards) and quarterback hurries with 10
  • Over final eight games, had 42 tackles (5.3 per game) with 9.5 TFLs
  • Had a TFL in six games in a row (9/17-10/29) and has at least one in seven of last eight games
  • Posted two TFLs in finale at Kentucky (11/26), making seven tackles
  • Racked up six tackles including 1.5 TFLs, a half-sack and two QB hurries in win over Vanderbilt (11/19) on Senior Day
  • Four tackles including a sack for seven yards vs. #14 South Carolina (10/29) along with two QB hurries
  • Set career-high with nine tackles at #2 Alabama (10/22) including two TFLs and a 4-yard sack. Posted 100th career tackle in the game
  • Tied career-high with eight tackles including a TFL vs. #1 LSU (10/15)
  • Season-best six tackles vs. Georgia (10/8) with a TFL
  • Made three tackles including 1.5 TFLs vs. Buffalo (10/1)
  • Racked up five tackles and 0.5 TFL at #16 Florida (9/17)
  • Three tackles for second game in row vs. Cincinnati (9/10)
  • Opened with three tackles and QB Hurry vs. Montana (9/3)

  • Games/Starts: 13/12
  • Named to the AP All-SEC Second Team
  • Led team with 11 tackles for loss and ranked second with five sacks while playing in every game in 2010
  • Started 12 games, the last eight coming at defensive tackle
  • Started 12 games, the last eight coming at defensive tackle
  • Since making the switch to DT at Georgia, he totaled 36 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, five sacks, three quarterback hurries, four passes defended and an interception
  • 11 TFLs ranked tied for 11th in the SEC, while his five sacks ranked as the 15th-most in the conference
  • Tied for second on the Vols with five QB hurries
  • Led defensive line and ranked sixth on the squad with 48 tackles
  • Tallied at least six tackles in four of the final seven contests
  • Notched a sack in four consecutive games (USC-VU)
  • Three of five QB hurries came on third down while four of five passes defended occurred on third or fourth down

  • Led the Vols at Memphis with a career-best eight tackles and returned first career interception 44 yards
  • Also recorded a UT season-high three TFL for 15 yards, including a career-high two sacks
  • Recorded six-tackle performances against Kentucky, South Carolina and Alabama
  • Tipped a pass to force a three-and-out against UK in the fourth quarter after the Vols took a 10-point lead
  • Registered first sack as a Vol vs. USC
  • Made a pair of key third-down plays in the second quarter vs. the Crimson Tide
  • QB hurry forced an incomplete pass and led to a missed field goal while a pass breakup forced Alabama to settle for a three-point try
  • Posted four tackles at Vanderbilt, including a sack and two-and-1/2 TFL, while third quarter QB hurry forced VU to punt
  • Forced and recovered a fumble on third down while LSU was in field-goal range and added three tackles

2009 (Southern California)
  • Jackson was an often-used backup defensive end as a sophomore in 2009, playing primarily in pass rushing situations
  • Overall in 2009 while appearing in all 13 games, he had 18 tackles, including 3.5 sacks, plus 1 forced fumble and 2 deflections

  • He had 2 tackles at Ohio State, 3 stops (with a sack) against Washington State, 2 tackles (0.5 sack) at California, 1 tackle at Notre Dame and 1 sack with a deflection against Oregon State
  • He had 2 tackles (with a sack), a forced fumble and a deflection at Arizona State, then 3 tackles versus UCLA, 1 stop against Arizona and 3 tackles against Boston College.

2008 (Southern California)
  • Jackson served as a backup defensive end as a first-year freshman in 2008
  • Overall in 2008, he appeared in 8 games (all but Oregon State, Arizona, California, UCLA and Penn State) and had 4 tackles, including 2 sacks for minus 8 yards, plus he had a deflection and forced a fumble

  • He had 2 tackles (with a sack) and a forced fumble (which USC recovered and it led to a TD) at Virginia

High School
  • His 2007 honors included Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West Best of the Rest, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-L.A. City Co-Defensive MVP (with his twin, Marquis), Los Angeles Times All-Star, Los Angeles Daily News All-Area Co-Defensive MVP (with his twin, Marquis) and All-West Valley League Co-Defensive MVP (with his twin, Marquis) as a senior defensive lineman at Birmingham High in Van Nuys (Calif.). He had 103 tackles, 14.5 sacks, 1 interception and 1 fumble recovery in 2007

  • As a junior in 2006, he made All-L.A. City first team and Daily News All-Area second team while getting 10.5 sacks. Birmingham won the 2006 L.A. City title. Current Trojan De'Von Flournoy also prepped at Birmingham.

  • Was a sociology major at USC
  • His twin brother, Marquis, is a sophomore defensive end at Texas Southern

Career Highs
  • Tackles - 8 vs. Memphis, 11/6/10 & LSU, 10/15/11
  • Sacks - 2 vs. Memphis, 11/6/10
  • Tackles For Loss - 3 vs. Memphis, 11/6/10
  • Born on January 11, 1990


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