Chris Jackson saw extensive playing time as a true freshman on special teams, but the sophomore could also figure prominently in Alabama's plans at wide receiver in 2009 ... an explosive athlete ... an early enrollee in the spring of 2008 ... has played in 12 career games for the Tide.
2008 (FRESHMAN): Jackson was a true freshman wide out who has played in 12 games for the Crimson Tide ... one of 16 true freshmen who saw playing time in 2008 ... recorded six total tackles, including one solo stop ... started on the kickoff coverage team where he had five tackles ... had one tackle on punt coverage ... Jackson had reps at both wide receiver and on special teams against Clemson, but did not record any statistics ... recorded two special teams tackles on the kickoff coverage unit against Western Kentucky ... Jackson had one assisted tackle on special teams at Georgia ... registered two assisted tackles on special teams in the Crimson Tide's 29-9 win at Tennessee.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: ESPN.com Top 150 (No. 143) ... The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top 150 (No. 143) ... listed on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Super Southern 100 ... The Mobile Press-Register's Super 120 Team (No. 118) ... rated by Rivals.com as the nation's 89th-best wide receiver ... also tabbed the No. 43 high school player in the state of Georgia by Rivals.com ... three-star wide receiver by Rivals.com ... rated as the 42nd-best wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com ... four-star wide receiver by Scout.com ... named 2007 Georgia High School Class AAA Player of the Year by the Associated Press ... 2007 first-team All-State by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... 2007 Southern Crescent Player of the Year ... an all-region selection ... Atlanta Touchdown Club Player of the Week ... twice named The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Player of the Week as prep senior ... No. 84 player on the Scout.com Southeast 150 list ... finished his prep career with 56 touchdowns ... in his final two prep seasons had 121 receptions for 2,274 yards and 31 touchdowns ... averaged 18.4 yards per catch during his junior and senior seasons ... totaled 13 touchdown catches as a sophomore in 2005 ... as a junior, caught 45 passes for 800 yards (17.7 per catch) and eight touchdowns in just nine games ... recorded seven interceptions and returned two for touchdowns ... caught 76 passes for 1,470 yards (18.8 per catch) and career-high 23 touchdowns as a senior ... also added five rushing touchdowns ... on defense, had 97 tackles and three interceptions.