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Asa Jackson
CB/RS #27
Height:
5-10
Weight:
183
Age:
25
College:
Cal Poly
Hometown:
Sacramento, CA
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

TCKL
2
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 29 23 6 0.0 0 3 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2014 BAL 7 6 28 22 6 0.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 BAL 4 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 BAL 3 0 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Download 2011 Bio Update TRANSACTIONS

Asa Jackson was placed on Injured Reserve (knee) on 12/16/14......Placed on Injured Reserve - Designated for Return (toe) - on 10/8/14...Originally selected by the Ravens in the fifth round (169th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

CAREER

• Started and established career highs in total tackles (8), solo stops (5 - tied) and PD (2) for a defense that posted a season-high 8 sacks and held the Jaguars to 28% (5 of 18) on third down in the 20-12 victory, vs. Jax. (12/14/14)

• Posted a career-high-tying 5 solo tackles and blocked a Billy Cundiff 36-yard FGA in the fourth quarter in the 23-21 victory at Cle. (9/21/14)

• Played in his first-career NFL game and recorded his first-career special teams tackle at SD (11/25/12)

2014: (7/6, 0/0) Recorded 27 tackles (22 solo), 3 PD, 1 special teams tackle and blocked a FGA before being placed on Injured Reserve (knee) on 12/16

• Started and established career highs in total tackles (8), solo stops (5 - tied) and PD (2) for a defense that posted a season-high 8 sacks and held the Jaguars to 28% (5 of 18) on third down, before leaving the game with a knee injury, in the 20-12 victory in game 14 vs. Jax. (12/14)

• Started his first game in eight weeks (IR, Designated for Return - toe) and had a solo tackle for a defense that recorded 6 sacks and allowed 249 total yards in the 28-13 victory in game 13 at Mia. (12/7)

• Started and posted a career-high-tying 5 solo tackles and blocked a Billy Cundiff 36-yard FGA in the fourth quarter in the 23-21 victory in game 3 at Cle. (9/21)

• Started his first-career NFL game and posted a solo tackle (before leaving the game with a concussion) for a defense that did not allow a TD and forced 3 turnovers (2 FRs and 1 INT) in the 26-6 victory in game 2 vs. Pit. (9/11)

• Posted a career-high 5 solo tackles, adding 1 PD for a defense that held the Bengals to 29% (4-of-14) on third down and allowed just 3.0 yards per carry in the season opener vs. Cin. (9/7)


2013: (4/0) Saw action in four games on special teams after being activated to the 53-man roster on 11/8...Was suspended eight games by the NFL for violating the PED policy

• Played on special teams before leaving the game in the first half with a hamstring injury in the 18-16 victory in game 14 at Det. (12/16)

• Saw his first action of the season on special teams in game 10 at Chi. (11/17)

• Was a game-day inactive in the 20-17 overtime win in game 9 vs. Cin. (11/10) after being activated to the 53-man roster on 11/8


2012: (3/0, 1/0) Saw action in three games as a rookie, recording 1 solo special teams stop
Saw action in his first-career NFL game and recorded a solo special teams tackle in the 16-13 overtime victory in game 11 at SD (11/25)

• Saw action in one playoff game before missing the final two with a thigh injury


College: 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 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...All-American second-team honoree by The NFL Draft Report and Phil Steele, adding third-team honors from the Associated Press as a senior in 2011...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...Second-team All-American selection by The NFL Draft Report and a third-team choice by the Sports Network as a junior in 2010...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 GreatWest 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...Earned first-team All-Great West Conference selection as a sophomore in 2009 as he 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)...Named Great West Conference Freshman Player of the Year and earned first-team All Great-West honors in 2008...Started all 11 games and 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)...Graduated with a degree in business administration from Cal Poly and was a member of the Black Student Union.


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...Name is pronounced: ACE-uh. COMMUNITY: Assisted with planting trees in Baltimore City as part of Ravens Game Plan Earth Week (Dec. 2014)...Supports several team and player initiatives, including the Ravens Draft Party, A Purple Evening, the team’s annual women’s event at M&T Bank Stadium, Goodwill Gridiron Halloween Party, Lardarius Webb’s charity Softball Tournament and former teammate Jacoby Jones’ Charity Bowling Night.

Download 2011 Bio Update TRANSACTIONS

Asa Jackson was placed on Injured Reserve (knee) on 12/16/14......Placed on Injured Reserve - Designated for Return (toe) - on 10/8/14...Originally selected by the Ravens in the fifth round (169th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

CAREER

• Started and established career highs in total tackles (8), solo stops (5 - tied) and PD (2) for a defense that posted a season-high 8 sacks and held the Jaguars to 28% (5 of 18) on third down in the 20-12 victory, vs. Jax. (12/14/14)

• Posted a career-high-tying 5 solo tackles and blocked a Billy Cundiff 36-yard FGA in the fourth quarter in the 23-21 victory at Cle. (9/21/14)

• Played in his first-career NFL game and recorded his first-career special teams tackle at SD (11/25/12)

2014: (7/6, 0/0) Recorded 27 tackles (22 solo), 3 PD, 1 special teams tackle and blocked a FGA before being placed on Injured Reserve (knee) on 12/16

• Started and established career highs in total tackles (8), solo stops (5 - tied) and PD (2) for a defense that posted a season-high 8 sacks and held the Jaguars to 28% (5 of 18) on third down, before leaving the game with a knee injury, in the 20-12 victory in game 14 vs. Jax. (12/14)

• Started his first game in eight weeks (IR, Designated for Return - toe) and had a solo tackle for a defense that recorded 6 sacks and allowed 249 total yards in the 28-13 victory in game 13 at Mia. (12/7)

• Started and posted a career-high-tying 5 solo tackles and blocked a Billy Cundiff 36-yard FGA in the fourth quarter in the 23-21 victory in game 3 at Cle. (9/21)

• Started his first-career NFL game and posted a solo tackle (before leaving the game with a concussion) for a defense that did not allow a TD and forced 3 turnovers (2 FRs and 1 INT) in the 26-6 victory in game 2 vs. Pit. (9/11)

• Posted a career-high 5 solo tackles, adding 1 PD for a defense that held the Bengals to 29% (4-of-14) on third down and allowed just 3.0 yards per carry in the season opener vs. Cin. (9/7)


2013: (4/0) Saw action in four games on special teams after being activated to the 53-man roster on 11/8...Was suspended eight games by the NFL for violating the PED policy

• Played on special teams before leaving the game in the first half with a hamstring injury in the 18-16 victory in game 14 at Det. (12/16)

• Saw his first action of the season on special teams in game 10 at Chi. (11/17)

• Was a game-day inactive in the 20-17 overtime win in game 9 vs. Cin. (11/10) after being activated to the 53-man roster on 11/8


2012: (3/0, 1/0) Saw action in three games as a rookie, recording 1 solo special teams stop
Saw action in his first-career NFL game and recorded a solo special teams tackle in the 16-13 overtime victory in game 11 at SD (11/25)

• Saw action in one playoff game before missing the final two with a thigh injury


College: 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 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...All-American second-team honoree by The NFL Draft Report and Phil Steele, adding third-team honors from the Associated Press as a senior in 2011...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...Second-team All-American selection by The NFL Draft Report and a third-team choice by the Sports Network as a junior in 2010...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 GreatWest 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...Earned first-team All-Great West Conference selection as a sophomore in 2009 as he 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)...Named Great West Conference Freshman Player of the Year and earned first-team All Great-West honors in 2008...Started all 11 games and 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)...Graduated with a degree in business administration from Cal Poly and was a member of the Black Student Union.


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...Name is pronounced: ACE-uh. COMMUNITY: Assisted with planting trees in Baltimore City as part of Ravens Game Plan Earth Week (Dec. 2014)...Supports several team and player initiatives, including the Ravens Draft Party, A Purple Evening, the team’s annual women’s event at M&T Bank Stadium, Goodwill Gridiron Halloween Party, Lardarius Webb’s charity Softball Tournament and former teammate Jacoby Jones’ Charity Bowling Night.

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