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Asa Jackson
CB/RS #25
Height:
5-10
Weight:
190
Age:
24
College:
Cal Poly
Hometown:
Sacramento, CA
Experience:
R

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
19
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 20 17 3 0.0 0 1 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2014 BAL 5 4 19 16 3 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 BAL 4 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 BAL 3 0 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 CIN L 16-23 5 5 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 PIT W 26-6 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @CLE W 23-21 6 5 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 CAR W 38-10 4 2 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @IND L 13-20 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Transactions

Asa Jackson was selected by the Ravens in the fifth round (169th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

College Honors

  • Second-team All-American by The NFL Draft Report (2010-11) and Phil Steele (2011)
  • Third-team All-American by the Associated Press (2011) and the Sports Network (2010)
  • First-team All-Great West Conference (2008-11)
  • Buck Buchanan Award watch list as the top FCS defensive performer (2011)
  • Great West Conference Freshman Player of the Year (2008)

College Career

  • Finished his Cal Poly career with 43 games played (42 starts), producing 199 total tackles (137 solo), 8 INTs (307 return yards and 3 TDs), 40 PD, 3 FFs and 1 sack (-6 yards)
  • His 307 INT return yards rank first in school history (Kenny Chicione, 285) and were tops among all active FCS players when he completed his senior season
  • His 3 INT-TD returns tied a Cal Poly record (David Fullerton), while his 100-yard return score tied (Ross Bauer, 1968) for the longest such play in school history
  • His 40 PD set school and Great West Conference career records and rank 16th on the FCS all-time chart
  • Posted 38 punt returns for 559 yards to produce a school-record 14.7-yard career average, which was the highest mark among active FCS players upon completing his senior campaign...Also posted a 25.1 kickoff return average (15 for 377)
  • As a “boundary” corner, he never allowed a TD reception while in man coverage, with opponents averaging just 3.2 yards per passes attempted in his direction from 2009-11

2011: (10/10) All-American second-team honoree by The NFL Draft Report and Phil Steele, adding third-team honors from the Associated Press...Was named Cal Poly’s Defensive MVP, also earning All-Great West Conference first-team honors by posting 54 tackles (31 solo), 2 INTs and 11 PD...Gained 152 INT return yards, with both thefts producing TDs…Returned 14 kickoffs for 361 yards (25.8 avg.) and 8 punts for 144 yards (18.0 avg.)…Was rated among the top 10 DBs in the FCS by the Sports Network and as one of the 10 best non-FBS players in the nation by ESPN.com...Had 50 passes targeted in his area, allowing just 15 completions (30.0%) for 132 yards (8.8 yards per completion/2.6 yards per attempt) and 6 first downs…Delivered 16 hits inside the red zone, including 8 tackles on goal-line plays…Registered 19 plays against the running game, as he was credited with a pair of TD-saving tackles on long runs, making 2 of his hits on third down

  • His 100-yard INT-TD vs. South Dakota State tied a Cal Poly  record (Ross Bauer, 1968), helping him earn conference Defensive Player of the Week honors
  • Posted a 52-yard INT-TD against Central Oklahoma, adding 6 total tackles (5 solo) in a 44-25 victory
  • Registered 61 yards on 3 PR (20.3 avg.), including a long of 23 at Montana, also posting 6 total tackles (3 solo)

2010: (11/10) Second-team All-American selection by The NFL Draft Report and a third-team choice by the Sports Network…Also garnered first-team All-Great West Conference honors, finishing fourth on the team with a career-high 55 tackles (40 solo), 1 sack (-6 yards), 11 PD and 2 INTs (62 return yards)…Ranked second in the Great West and 14th in the nation with a 12.6-yard average on 17 punt returns for 214 yards...Had 83 passes targeted into his area and limited the opposition to 27 completions (32.5%) for 273 yards (10.1 yards per completion/3.3 yards per attempt), 0 TDs and just 12 first downs…Posted 9 tackles inside the red zone, including 3 stops on goal-line plays

  • Led Cal Poly with 8 tackles (6 solo), adding 50 yards on 4 punt returns (12.5 avg.) vs. Humboldt State
  • Recorded his first career sack while also registering 7 tackles (6 solo) at Southern Utah

2009: (11/11) Earned first-team All-Great West Conference selection…Ranked fifth on the team with 48 tackles (31 solo), adding 2 INTs (1 for a TD) and 8 PD... Set the Cal Poly single-season record with a 15.5-yard average on 13 PRs (201 yards)...Had 81 passes targeted in his area, as he held opponents to 32 completions (39.5%) for 276 yards (8.6 yards per completion/3.4 yards per attempt)

  • Had a 59-yard PR vs. Dixie State, tying (Tre’Dale Tolver, 2007) for the seventh longest in school history
  • Produced a 54-yard PR at San Jose State, which ranks as the ninth longest by a Mustang

2008: (11/11) Named Great West Conference Freshman Player of the Year and earned first-team all Great-West honors...Finished fourth for the Mustangs with 42 tackles (35 solo), including 1 TFL (-2 yards), adding 3 FFs, 12 PD and 2 INTs (46 return yards)

High School, Personal: Prepped at Christian Brothers (Sacramento, CA) HS, where  he rushed for 1,120 yards and passed for 963 more as a senior QB, leading the Falcons to a CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoff berth...Had six 100-yard games rushing and also recorded 45 tackles on defense that season, earning honorable mention All-Metro honors by the Sacramento Bee...Was a first-team All-Sierra Valley League honoree, the league’s co-Offensive Player of the Year, team MVP and a scholar-athlete award winner during his senior campaign...As a junior, Jackson rushed for 750 yards and passed for 622 yards, scoring 19 TDs...On defense, he notched 66 tackles and 2 INTs...Also played basketball, averaging 9.3 points as a junior...Was a seven-time Honor Roll student at Christian Brothers...A business administration major at Cal Poly and member of the Black Student Union...Nickname is “Ace”…Son of Dr. Harold Jackson and Dr. Karen Webster...Brother, Ade, plays DB on the football team at the University of Pennsylvania...Name is pronounced: ACE-ah.

Transactions

Asa Jackson was selected by the Ravens in the fifth round (169th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

College Honors

  • Second-team All-American by The NFL Draft Report (2010-11) and Phil Steele (2011)
  • Third-team All-American by the Associated Press (2011) and the Sports Network (2010)
  • First-team All-Great West Conference (2008-11)
  • Buck Buchanan Award watch list as the top FCS defensive performer (2011)
  • Great West Conference Freshman Player of the Year (2008)

College Career

  • Finished his Cal Poly career with 43 games played (42 starts), producing 199 total tackles (137 solo), 8 INTs (307 return yards and 3 TDs), 40 PD, 3 FFs and 1 sack (-6 yards)
  • His 307 INT return yards rank first in school history (Kenny Chicione, 285) and were tops among all active FCS players when he completed his senior season
  • His 3 INT-TD returns tied a Cal Poly record (David Fullerton), while his 100-yard return score tied (Ross Bauer, 1968) for the longest such play in school history
  • His 40 PD set school and Great West Conference career records and rank 16th on the FCS all-time chart
  • Posted 38 punt returns for 559 yards to produce a school-record 14.7-yard career average, which was the highest mark among active FCS players upon completing his senior campaign...Also posted a 25.1 kickoff return average (15 for 377)
  • As a “boundary” corner, he never allowed a TD reception while in man coverage, with opponents averaging just 3.2 yards per passes attempted in his direction from 2009-11

2011: (10/10) All-American second-team honoree by The NFL Draft Report and Phil Steele, adding third-team honors from the Associated Press...Was named Cal Poly’s Defensive MVP, also earning All-Great West Conference first-team honors by posting 54 tackles (31 solo), 2 INTs and 11 PD...Gained 152 INT return yards, with both thefts producing TDs…Returned 14 kickoffs for 361 yards (25.8 avg.) and 8 punts for 144 yards (18.0 avg.)…Was rated among the top 10 DBs in the FCS by the Sports Network and as one of the 10 best non-FBS players in the nation by ESPN.com...Had 50 passes targeted in his area, allowing just 15 completions (30.0%) for 132 yards (8.8 yards per completion/2.6 yards per attempt) and 6 first downs…Delivered 16 hits inside the red zone, including 8 tackles on goal-line plays…Registered 19 plays against the running game, as he was credited with a pair of TD-saving tackles on long runs, making 2 of his hits on third down

  • His 100-yard INT-TD vs. South Dakota State tied a Cal Poly  record (Ross Bauer, 1968), helping him earn conference Defensive Player of the Week honors
  • Posted a 52-yard INT-TD against Central Oklahoma, adding 6 total tackles (5 solo) in a 44-25 victory
  • Registered 61 yards on 3 PR (20.3 avg.), including a long of 23 at Montana, also posting 6 total tackles (3 solo)

2010: (11/10) Second-team All-American selection by The NFL Draft Report and a third-team choice by the Sports Network…Also garnered first-team All-Great West Conference honors, finishing fourth on the team with a career-high 55 tackles (40 solo), 1 sack (-6 yards), 11 PD and 2 INTs (62 return yards)…Ranked second in the Great West and 14th in the nation with a 12.6-yard average on 17 punt returns for 214 yards...Had 83 passes targeted into his area and limited the opposition to 27 completions (32.5%) for 273 yards (10.1 yards per completion/3.3 yards per attempt), 0 TDs and just 12 first downs…Posted 9 tackles inside the red zone, including 3 stops on goal-line plays

  • Led Cal Poly with 8 tackles (6 solo), adding 50 yards on 4 punt returns (12.5 avg.) vs. Humboldt State
  • Recorded his first career sack while also registering 7 tackles (6 solo) at Southern Utah

2009: (11/11) Earned first-team All-Great West Conference selection…Ranked fifth on the team with 48 tackles (31 solo), adding 2 INTs (1 for a TD) and 8 PD... Set the Cal Poly single-season record with a 15.5-yard average on 13 PRs (201 yards)...Had 81 passes targeted in his area, as he held opponents to 32 completions (39.5%) for 276 yards (8.6 yards per completion/3.4 yards per attempt)

  • Had a 59-yard PR vs. Dixie State, tying (Tre’Dale Tolver, 2007) for the seventh longest in school history
  • Produced a 54-yard PR at San Jose State, which ranks as the ninth longest by a Mustang

2008: (11/11) Named Great West Conference Freshman Player of the Year and earned first-team all Great-West honors...Finished fourth for the Mustangs with 42 tackles (35 solo), including 1 TFL (-2 yards), adding 3 FFs, 12 PD and 2 INTs (46 return yards)

High School, Personal: Prepped at Christian Brothers (Sacramento, CA) HS, where  he rushed for 1,120 yards and passed for 963 more as a senior QB, leading the Falcons to a CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoff berth...Had six 100-yard games rushing and also recorded 45 tackles on defense that season, earning honorable mention All-Metro honors by the Sacramento Bee...Was a first-team All-Sierra Valley League honoree, the league’s co-Offensive Player of the Year, team MVP and a scholar-athlete award winner during his senior campaign...As a junior, Jackson rushed for 750 yards and passed for 622 yards, scoring 19 TDs...On defense, he notched 66 tackles and 2 INTs...Also played basketball, averaging 9.3 points as a junior...Was a seven-time Honor Roll student at Christian Brothers...A business administration major at Cal Poly and member of the Black Student Union...Nickname is “Ace”…Son of Dr. Harold Jackson and Dr. Karen Webster...Brother, Ade, plays DB on the football team at the University of Pennsylvania...Name is pronounced: ACE-ah.

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