Jackson Named To Eight All-American Teams
STARKVILLE, Miss. – After nearly a month of collecting postseason accolades, the award haul for Mississippi State’s Gabe Jackson has drawn to a close.
Jackson, a senior offensive lineman, was named to eight All-America teams in the last month.
Jackson was tabbed a First Team All-American by Bleacher Report and earned Second Team All-America accolades from the Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, Walter Camp Football Foundation, CBSSports.com, USA Today and Athlon Sports. Jackson also received Honorable Mention All-America honors from Sports Illustrated. He is the first player in program history to receiveAll-America recognition in more than one season.
From the Southeastern Conference, Jackson was voted a first-team all-league selection by the Associated Press, SEC coaches, ESPN, Athlon Sports and Sporting News. Jackson is the first Bulldog with three SEC yearly honors since Derek Pegues was a three-time All-SEC pick from 2006-08.
Within the state, Jackson received the C Spire Conerly Trophy winner as top player in Mississippi. He was the first offensive lineman to ever earn the award. The Liberty, Miss., native was also tabbed as the Kent Hull Award recipient as top offensive lineman in Mississippi.
Jackson graded out at 88 percent with three knockdowns against No. 1 Alabama a week after being graded at 89 percent with four knockdowns on the road at No. 11 Texas A&M. Jackson is helping MSU to one of its best offensive seasons in program history, averaging 426.2 yards a game, on pace to shatter the single-season record of 422.0 yards per contest, set in 1982. The Bulldogs’ 5,114 total yards are good for second on the program’s single-season chart behind the 2010 squad’s 5,217 yards.