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Colton Jackson
Player Profile:
Colton Jackson 912003
Position: OL
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 300
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Ozark, Ark.
High School: Ozark
Experience: 3 Letters

2016: Most experienced offensive lineman on the A-State team, having started all 39 games of his career at either right tackle or right guard . . . Athlon Sports, Lindy’s, Sporting News and Phil Steele’s Preseason First Team All-Sun Belt Conference . . . Lindy’s No. 7-ranked top -10 NFL talent in the Sun Belt.

2015: First Team All-Sun Belt Conference . . . Started all 13 games, including the first five at right tackle and the next eight at right guard for an A-State team that won the Sun Belt Conference championship and played in the New Orleans Bowl . . . Part of Arkansas State’s line that helped the squad break the Sun Belt record for scoring (40.0 ppg), while also ranking second in the league in total offense (438.5 ypg) and third in rushing (231.3 ypg) . . . Helped pave the way for 35 rushing touchdowns (second most in the conference) and provided pass protection for 23 touchdowns scored through the air . . . Behind Jackson and the offensive line, A-State rushed for at least 200 yards in nine games and recorded over 500 yards total offense in six outings . . . The Red Wolves’ offensive line helped lead the team to a top-50 national ranking in scoring offense (No. 12), rushing offense (No. 15), total offense (No. 37) and passing yards per completion (No. 42) . . . Second Team Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference . . . Athlon Sports second team Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference . . . Phil Steele’s and College Sports Madness third team Preseason All-SBC.

2014: Preseason Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference . . . Started all 13 games at right tackle . . . Helped lead A-State to a school-record 6,194 yards total offense, averaging 476.5 yards per game that ranked 20th in the nation . . . Helped pave the way for 35 rushing touchdowns, 1,000-yard rusher Michael Gordon and three players rushing for over 100 yards in at least one game . . . Behind Jackson and the offensive line, A-State averaged 216.4 rushing yards per game that ranked 25th in the nation . . . The offense scored 477 points, breaking the former school record that had stood since 1951 . . . Responsible for pass protection for an offense that ranked 39th in the nation with 260.1 yards per game through the air . . . Part of an offensive line that helped A-State post not only a school-record 764 yards total offense in the regular-season finale, but also recorded over 300 yards in every contest.

2013: Started all 13 games at right tackle as a redshirt freshman for an A-State team that ranked No. 1 in the Sun Belt Conference and No. 24 in the nation in rushing offense with over 200 yards per game . . . Helped pave the way for five different A-State players rushing for over 100 yards in a game . . . Part of offensive line that helped lead A-State to 29.2 points per game and 407.8 yards total offense per game, which was the third highest average in Arkansas State history. . . Behind Jackson and the offensive line, A-State scored 31 rushing touchdowns that were just two shy of the most in the league . . . The line helped produce a No. 2 Sun Belt ranking in red zone offense, including 35 touchdowns and only one turnover given up . . . Along with Jackson, the Red Wolves’ front five have helped produce over 200 yards rushing in six games and over 400 yards total offense six times as well . . . Athletics Director’s Honor Roll.

2012: Redshirted and participated on the scout team.

HIGH SCHOOL: 3-year starter on the offensive and defensive line . . . Played left tackle, defensive end and defensive tackle . . . Recorded 41 tackles, 5 sacks and 1 fumble recovery as a senior . . . Named to the Class 4A All-State team as a senior . . . Chosen as the Conference 1-4A Most Outstanding Lineman in 2011 . . . Named all-conference as both a junior and senior . . . Also played on the Ozark varsity basketball team . . . Helped lead Ozark to a 9-2 record and a first-place finish in the 4A-1 conference as a senior . . . 2-star recruit by Scout.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports . . . 247Sports’ No. 16 overall player in the state of Arkansas.

PERSONAL: Born Jan. 13, 1994 . . . Son of Kevin and Tracey Jackson . . . General Studies major.

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