Position
Defensive End
Height
6'5
Weight
290 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Edgard, La.
High School
West St. John HS

No. 3 overall pick in 2009 NFL Draft by Kansas City Chiefs
2008 Second-Team All-SEC (AP)
2006 Second-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches)
2006 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (vs. Alabama)
2005 Freshman All-SEC (SEC Coaches, Sporting News)

CAREER
Highest LSU defender to ever be picked in NFL Draft, going to Kansas City Chiefs with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2009 draft … Marks the third straight year in which the Chiefs have picked an LSU player in the first round … Also continued a trend that has seen at least one LSU player picked in first round for six years, including three straight years with a defender taken among top six picks (Glenn Dorsey No. 5 to Chiefs in 2008; LaRon Landry No. 6 to Redskins in 2007) … Played in 53 games in LSU career, starting 39 times … Capped his career by starting 29 straight games … Finished with 122 career tackles, including 27 tackles for losses (109 yards) and 18.5 sacks totaling 92 yards in losses … Added 18 pass breakups and 33 quarterback hurries … Named second team All-SEC in both 2006 and 2008 … Opted to return to LSU for his senior season … As a result, saw his draft status going from a projected second round pick in 2008 to being the No. 3 overall selection in 2009 … Graduated in December of 2008 with a degree in general studies.

SENIOR SEASON (2008)
Played and started in all 13 games for the Tigers … Leader on defensive side of the ball … Recorded 36 tackles, 10.5 tackles for losses and 4.5 sacks … Added four pass breakups and seven QB hurries … 2008: Preseason First-Team All-SEC selection who has started every game at left defensive end for the Tigers … Registered two tackles, both going for losses in LSU’s win over Georgia Tech in Chick-fil-A Bowl … Had two sacks in back-to-back games vs. Florida (2 for -9) and South Carolina (2 for -14) …Also recovered a fumble and returned it 18 yards against Florida … Had season-best five tackles in win over Mississippi State … Added four tackles, including one for a 2-yard loss, vs. Ole Miss … Had three tackles in consecutive games vs. Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Tulane and Alabama … Best all-around game came in road win over Auburn with four tackles, 1.5 tackles for losses, a half sack and four QB hurries … Broke up two passes and added a QB hurry in win over Troy.

JUNIOR SEASON (2007)
Teamed with Glenn Dorsey to give LSU one of the most intimidating defensive fronts in college football during the 2007 season … Started all 14 games at left defensive end for the Tigers … Credited with 36 total tackles, including 4.5 tackles for losses and 3.5 sacks … Led team with 15 quarterback hurries … Second on team with 10 pass breakups … Capped season with a sack for a 9-yard loss and a forced fumble in LSU’s win over Ohio State in the BCS National Championship Game … Registered a career-best eight tackles in triple-overtime loss to Kentucky … Had big game in win over Alabama, posting a career-best two sacks to go with three broken up passes … Had four tackles and two quarterback hurries in wins against both Florida and Auburn.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2006)
One of the SEC’s most dominating defensive linemen, he was named a second-team All-SEC selection by the league’s coaches … A key member of the Tigers’ defensive front he has started 12 of 13 games at left end … Missed start at Ole Miss … Led the team in sacks (8.5) and tackles for loss (10) … His 8.5 sacks ranked as the fifth most in the SEC in 2006 … Also credited with 37 tackles, a team-high six quarterback hurries, four broken up passes, an interception and one forced fumble … Named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week following the Alabama game where he recorded four tackles, a sack and broke up two passes … Registered a career-high six tackles twice — against Louisiana-Lafayette and then at Auburn … Recorded the first interception of his career in the Tigers’ win over Kentucky … Against Tulane, had two tackles, including one for a loss, and a sack … Also credited with a forced fumble, a quarterback hurry and a pass breakup against the Green Wave.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2005)
Earned a spot on the Freshman All-SEC team as voted on by the league’s coaches and the Sporting News after recording 13 tackles and two sacks in 12 games … Reliable backup on the defensive line … Added five quarterback hurries … Recorded career-best four tackles and one sack in win over Mississippi State … Had three tackles and a sack for a 6-yard loss in the second game of his career vs. Tennessee.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2004)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2004.

HIGH SCHOOL
Considered to be the top defensive end in Louisiana … Played on both sides of the ball as an offensive and defensive tackle … Named the 2A Defensive Player of the Year after capping off a torrid senior season with 84 tackles, 16 sacks and 17 hurries … Led a talented defense alongside LSU signee Quinn Johnson to win the 2A state championship … Member of the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen and the New Orleans Times-Picayune’s Top 20 Blue-Chip list in 2003 … Named the 2A Defensive Player of the Year in Louisiana as well as being an all-district and all-parish selection in 2003 … Also lettered in basketball for West St. John … Coached by Larry Dupont.

PERSONAL
Full name is Anthony Tyson Jackson … Goes by Tyson … Born June 6, 1986, in New Orleans … Graduated from LSU in December of 2008 with a degree in general studies … Favorite sports movie is “Rocky” … Aspires to be a teacher.

CAREER HIGHS   
Total tackles:
8 vs. Kentucky, 2007
Tackles for loss: 2, four times
Sacks: 2, three times
Interceptions: 1 vs. Kentucky, 2006

JACKSON’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

Year

G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

FR

2004

Redshirt Season

2005

13-0
8
5
13
2-6
2-6
0
5
0-0
0
0-0

2006

13-12

13

24

37

10-43

8.5-39

4

6

1-0

1

1-0

2007

14-14
17
19
36
4.5-23
3.5-20
10
15
0-0
1
0-0

2008

13-13
17
19
36
10.5-37
4.5-27

4

7

0-0

0

1-18

Totals

53-39

55

67

122

27.0-109

18.5-92

18

33

1-0

2

2-18

 

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