2009 (JUNIOR): Veteran cornerback Kareem Jackson has excelled on the field in 2009 ... started all nine games and proven to be a shutdown corner as the Tide secondary ranks second nationally in pass efficiency defense (90.43) ... has 27 tackles, an interception - which was returned 79 yards - and nine pass breakups in 2009 ... ranks fifth in the SEC in passes defended (10) and tied for third in pass breakups. Virginia Tech: Broke up one pass and had outstanding coverage on the Hokie receivers throughout the game ... helped limit No. 7 Virginia Tech to just 94 passing yards and 155 yards of total offense. FIU: Made three total tackles with two solo stop and two more pass breakups. North Texas: Made three tackles with one solo stop as the Tide limited UNT to 126 yards passing and just 187 total yards. Arkansas: Turned in one of his best games of the season as the Crimson Tide shut down the Razorbacks' vaunted passing attack ... surrendered just 191 yards through the air to the Hogs, 235.5 yards below their season average ... made a then season-high five tackles with two solo stops and two pass breakups, which tied his career best. Kentucky: Registered two solo tackles and helped limit UK to 168 yards passing. Mississippi: Was outstanding in a 22-3 win over the No. 22 Rebels ... picked off a Jevan Sneed pass deep in Tide territory at the 3-yard line and returned it 79 yards ... also recorded four solo tackles as the Crimson Tide limited UM to 197 total yards while forcing Snead into 11 for 34 passing (32.3 percent) and just 140 yards. South Carolina: Made three tackles against the Gamecocks ... also broke up two passes to match a career high. Tennessee: Recorded three solo tackles and broke up two passes for the second straight game ... teamed with Javier Arenas on a third down, double-corner blitz for a quarterback hurry to force an incompletion and a fourth-quarter field goal attempt that was blocked by Terrence Cody in the Tide's 12-10 win. LSU: Was rarely challenged in the passing game by the Tigers ... made four tackles with one solo stop ... added half of a tackle for loss (-1 yard) as the Tigers only managed 95 yards rushing and 158 yards in the air.
2008 (SOPHOMORE): Jackson provided the Crimson Tide with an experienced cornerback as a sophomore ... the shutdown cornerback was eighth on the team in tackles with 44, including 28 solo stops ... registered 10 pass breakups on the year with one interception ... ranked just outside of the top 10 in the SEC with 11 passes defended. Clemson: Jackson started against the Tigers and led the team with four solo tackles and six total tackles. Tulane: He made five tackles, including four solo stops, against the Green Wave. Western Kentucky: Jackson stymied the Hilltoppers passing game as WKU managed just 116 yards in the air ... Jackson made five tackles, including two solo stops and a pass breakup. Arkansas: He notched two total tackles with one unassisted stop and broke up one pass as the Tide rolled to a 49-14 win in the SEC opener. Georgia: Jackson recorded two solo tackles and broke up a pass as the Crimson Tide beat No. 3 Georgia, 41-30. Kentucky: He broke up two passes and made his first interception of the season ... helped force UK quarterback Mike Hartline into 22 incompletions ... logged five tackles with three solo stops. Mississippi: Jackson registered three solo tackles and broke up a pass in the Crimson Tide's 24-20 win over the Rebels ... notched his first TFL (-4) of the season. Tennessee: He made four tackles with two solo stops ... helped limit the Volunteers to 137 passing yards and just 173 yards of total offense. Arkansas State: The Red Wolves refused to throw at Jackson the entire game ... did not have a tackle, but did not have a pass thrown in his direction either ... helped hold ASU to a season-low 67 yards through the air. LSU: He made two solo and two assisted tackles against the Tigers in the Crimson Tide's 27-21 overtime win. Mississippi State: Jackson logged two solo tackles and broke up a pass at cornerback, but starred on the punt coverage team ... blocked his first career punt by racing in off the corner and blocking Blake McAdams' punt out the back the end zone for a safety. Auburn: He had just one assisted tackle as the Tigers chose not to test the All-SEC caliber cornerback ... broke up one pass thrown his direction. Florida: Jackson was outstanding against the Gators' high-powered offense ... made two total tackles but knocked away two sure Tim Tebow completions with excellent coverage ... helped limited the UF attack to just 358 total yards, nearly 100 below their season average. Sugar Bowl vs. Utah: He made three total tackles with two solo stops against the Utes.
2007 (FRESHMAN): Starter in 12 of 13 games, including each of the last 10 ... second on the team with three interceptions on the season and was fourth with four pass breakups ... had 66 tackles on the season, good for fifth-best on the team ... had an outstanding game against Tennessee ... picked off two passes, including one to stop a key UT scoring drive deep in Alabama territory in the second quarter ... also added two pass breakups, six tackles and one for loss against the Vols ... earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors for his performance against UT ... recorded a career-high nine tackles to go with a breakup at Ole Miss ... had six tackles and added his third interception in two games, which he returned 51 yards, against No. 3 LSU ... also had a pass breakup and a blocked field goal against the Tigers ... made eight tackles, including one for loss, against Florida State ... had five tackles and forced a fumble at Vanderbilt ... recorded eight tackles against Houston ... made six tackles against Louisiana Monroe ... had four tackles and a pass breakup at Auburn ... recorded five tackles and broke up a pass in the Tide's win over Colorado in the PetroSun Independence Bowl ... named UA Defensive Co-Player of the Week against Tennessee and Special Teams Co-Player of the Week against Vanderbilt and Florida State.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Starred for Westside High School and Fork Union Military Academy as a prep ... ranked No. 17 nationally by Rivals.com ... played in The Max Emfinger Third Annual High School All-American Bowl Classic in Shreveport, La. ... had five interceptions at Fork Union Military Academy ... compiled 1,436 rushing yards with 20 touchdowns, nine receptions for 256 yards and two touchdowns on offense as a senior at Westside High School ... added 16 tackles with three interceptions on defense ... enrolled at UA in January of 2007 and participated in fall drills.