Introducing Mr. Anthony Tyson Jackson

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Introducing Mr. Anthony Tyson Jackson
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Many Chiefs fans, like myself, were looking forward to seeing Aaron Curry being selected as the third overall pick this past weekend. Instead the team chose LSU DE Tyson Jackson to join the team.

I thought it best to give some of our fans out there a closer look at the Chiefs' first round pick Anthony Tyson Jackson.

Born June 6, 1986 in New Orleans, Jackson graduated form LSU this past December. He obtained a degree in general studies and hopes to one day be a teacher.

Considered to be the best DE in Louisiana coming out of high school, Jackson came to LSU in 2004, and was red-shirted his freshman year.

In 2005, he got his NCAA career off to a start by playing in all 13 of LSU's games, and being named to the Freshman All-SEC team.

In his sophomore season he led the team in sacks and tackles for a loss. He started 12 of the team's 13 games and was named second team All-SEC.

Jackson won a BCS National Championship in his junior year along with Chiefs 2008 first round pick Glenn Dorsey. Although his numbers weren't as impressive as the year before, he still had a solid season.

In his final year at LSU Jackson put together another great season. He was named second team All-SEC for the second time, and led the team to a Chik-Fil-A Bowl win over Georgia Tech.

With his selection at third overall at this year's NFL Draft, he became the highest selected LSU defender in team history. This gave LSU a player selected in the first round for a sixth consecutive year.

This also marked a third consecutive year the Chiefs used a first round pick on a LSU Player. They picked WR Dwayne Bowe in 2007 and Glenn Dorsey in 2008.

Jackson is well-liked by his teammates and coaching staff, and was considered one of the team's prime locker room leaders. He commands respect on the field for his ability and is the type of player you never have to worry about getting into trouble. He is involved in community affairs and has been responsible and respectful.

Chiefs' GM Scott Pioli and Head Coach Todd Haley foresee Jackson playing opposite the tight end in the team's new 3-4 scheme.

"He is strong and he's a big man who can run and move around on the football field," Haley said. "I know our defensive coaches are very excited."

I'm excited too. This kid is starting to grow on me, and the more and more I look at it, I think the Chiefs made a great pick. But like all other draft picks only time will tell.

 

 

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

 

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

 

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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