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#61 Gabe Jackson
Position: OL
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 340
Year: Senior
Hometown: Liberty, MS
High School: Amite County HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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CAREER: One of the elite offensive linemen in MSU history who started all 52 games of his career at left guard … Considered to be the top guard prospect for the 2014 NFL Draft by ESPN.com … A two-time All-America selection and a two-time first-team All-SEC recipient … Finished his career as the top collegiate player in the state of Mississippi after receiving the C Spire Conerly Trophy as a senior … As a senior, paved the way for an MSU offense that shattered school records in total yards, first downs and yards per game … Invited to the NFL Combine in Feb. 2014 … Redshirted during his true freshman season on campus . . . Highly-recruited lineman from the Mississippi prep ranks.

2013 SENIOR SEASON: A first-team All-American by Bleacher Report and a second-team All-America selection by Walter Camp, USA Today and Athlon Sports … Started all 13 games at left guard and did not give up a sack the entire season … Awarded the Cornerly Trophy as the top collegiate player in the state of Mississippi and also claimed the Kent Hull Award as the top offensive lineman in Mississippi … A three-time SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week (Nov. 25, Oct. 28, Sept. 23) and just the second MSU offensive lineman in school history to receive the honor two or more times … Earned first-team All-SEC honors by the league coaches and Associated Press for the second straight year … The anchor of the offensive line who has yet to give up a sack this season … Against No. 1 Alabama (11/16), graded out at 86 percent with three knockdowns … On the road at No. 11 Texas A&M (11/9), was graded at 89 percent with four knockdowns while helping MSU to 556 yards of total offense, the most during a SEC contest under head coach Dan Mullen … Opened holes for 556 yards of total offense at Texas A&M (11/9), the most during a SEC contest under Mullen.

2012 JUNIOR SEASON: Named to the Phil Steele and FoxSportsNext All-America Second Team, as well as earning honorable mention All-America honors from Sports Illustrated and Pro Football Weekly . . . Earned First-Team All-SEC honors by the AP and Phil Steele and second-team honors by the SEC Coaches and ESPN.com . . . A midseason All-American by Phil Steele and Scout.com . . . Member of the 2012 Outland Trophy Watch List and Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List . . . Started all 13 games at left guard, grading out a champion in 12 contests . . . Part of an offensive line that gave up the second-fewest sacks in the SEC (29th nationally) . . . Did not personally give up a sack all season . . . Graded out at 85 percent with six pancake blocks in 16 snaps in the season opener vs. Jackson State . . . Blocked for the SEC Offensive Player of the Week in the SEC-opening win against Auburn, grading out at 91 percent with six pancake blocks . . . Graded out at 90 percent with 10 pancake blocks in the triumph at Troy, blocking for LaDarius Perkins, who had a career-high 179 rushing yards . . .Graded out at over 90 percent for the third-straight game in the victory at home against South Alabama, tallying four pancake blocks . . . Led the way for another 100-yard rusher in the SEC win at Kentucky, recording a grade of 86 percent with seven pancake blocks . . . Graded out a season-high 95 percent in the nationally-televised win again Tennessee . . . Paved the way for a 100-yard rusher for the third-straight game with an 84 percent grade and five pancake blocks in the homecoming win over MTSU . . . Knocked down eight and graded 87 percent at Alabama . . . Recorded a season-best 12 pancake blocks and graded 89 percent at LSU . . . Finished with nine pancake blocks and a grade of 94 percent in the home victory vs. Arkansas . . . Graded out a champion in the Egg Bowl rivalry game at Ole Miss .... Graded out a champion vs. Northwestern in the Gator Bowl as he helped the Bulldogs rack up 186 yards on the ground.

2011 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Named to the AP and Rivals.com All-SEC Second-Team, as well as the Rivals.com Sophomore All-American team . . . Started at left guard for all 13 games . . . Graded out a champion in five games and recorded a team-high 69 takedowns . . . Notched a season-high nine takedowns at Auburn . . . Graded out at a career-high 91 percent against UT Martin . . . Blocked for a running back who finished fourth in the SEC in rushing, while giving up the fifth-fewest sacks in the league . . . As a blocker, helped the 2011 squad reach the top 10 in school history for single-season marks in passing touchdowns, passing completions, total yards and first downs . . . Helped the offense tally multiple rushing touchdowns in games against Memphis, Auburn, Kentucky, UT Martin, Ole Miss and Wake Forest . . . Blocked for an offense that scored 50-plus points twice in the same season for the first time since 1914 (four), and only the third time in school history (1907, twice) . . . Part of an offense that paved the way for running back Vick Ballard to rush for a career-high 180 yards against Wake Forest in the Music City Bowl.

2010 REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON: SEC All-Freshman selection by the coaches . . . Earned the starting spot at left guard prior to the season opener . . . Helped pave the way for the Bulldog rushing attack that averaged 214.8 yards per game, 16th in the country and second-highest average in the SEC . . . Graded out at 80 percent or higher six times . . . Posted 40 knockdown blocks . . . Graded out at 93 percent in the Bulldogs’ win over Kentucky . . . Helped State rush for over 200 yards seven different times.

2009 TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON: Redshirted his true freshman year.

HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked as the No. 52 offensive tackle prospect in the country by recruiting website Scout.com . . . Considered the third-best offensive lineman in Mississippi by Scout.com, which credited him with a 5.1-second time in the 40-yard dash . . . Rivals.com had him ranked as the No. 85 offensive tackle prospect in the nation . . . Rivals also had him ranked as the No. 28 prospect in the state of Mississippi, the fourth-best offensive lineman on the chart . . . Rated with the top 40 high school prospects in the state of Mississippi by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger following his senior season . . . Had started both ways at tackle since his freshman season.

PERSONAL: Born Gabriel C. Jackson on July 12, 1991 . . . Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jackson . . . His father was his high school coach.

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