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2 - Asa Jackson
Asa Jackson
Height: 5-11
Weight: 190
Year: SR
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
High School: Christian Brothers HS
Position: CB
Experience: 3V

Preseason Honors
Buck Buchanan Award Watch List
Top-10 Returning Defensive Back by Sports Network
One of Ten Best Non-FBS player in the country by ESPN.com
Consensus Draft Services Preseason All-American Honorable Mention
CFPA watch list for punt returns
College Sports Madness FCS Preseason All-American Third Team
Lindy's Preseason All-American Second Team
Sports Network Preseason FCS All-American First Team
Phil Steele's Preseason All-Great West Conference First Team
Phil Steele's Preseason All-American Second Team (Defensive Back)
Phil Steele's Preseason All-American Fourth Team (Punt Returns)

Will start at boundary cornerback this fall after starting 32 of 33 games in his first three seasons at Cal Poly.

2010 -- Earned first-team All-Great West Conference honors for third straight and also was a third-team Sports Network All-American after recording 55 tackles (40 solo), one sack, two interceptions and nine pass breakups as a junior ... sack was against Southern Utah ... set new career high with eight tackles in season opener against Humboldt State ... also had seven tackles in three other contests ... returned an interception 47 yards against Fresno State and another 15 yards against Montana ... enters final college season with six career interceptions, two in each of his first three seasons with Mustangs ... career-high three pass breakups against Montana ... returned 17 punts an average of 12.6 yards, 14th-best in the nation and second in the Great West ... longest punt return was 37 yards against North Dakota ... career punt return average of 13.83 yards per game is a school record ... expected to handle punt returns again in 2011 and also could return kickoffs with Mark Rodgers

2009 -- A first-team All-Great West Conference defensive back after finishing fourth for the Mustangs with 48 total tackles (31 solo) ... 3.0 tackles for lost yardage, intercepted a pair of passes (South Dakota State and Montana) and broke up six other pass plays ... returned theft against South Dakota State 47 yards for a touchdown, tying the game at 14-14 just before halftime ... matched his career high with seven tackles in both the Dixie State and UC Davis contests ... returned 13 punts an average of 15.5 yards, a school record ... longest return was 59 yards against Dixie State and also had a 54-yarder against San Jose State ... missed 2010 Spring Game with a fractured wrist.

2008 -- Notched 42 total tackles (35 solo), forced three fumbles, intercepted two passes (one in first career game as a Mustang at San Diego State, returning it 46 yards) and 10 pass breakups ... other interception was against Southern Utah ... three breakups against Wisconsin ... seven tackles against UC Davis and six versus South Dakota State ... named Great West Conference Freshman Player of the Year.

High School -- Jackson rushed for 1,120 yards and passed for 963 more as a senior quarterback under head coach Andre Johansen at Christian Brothers High in Sacramento ... averaged 8.97 yards per carry, completed 52 percent of his passes and accounted for 28 touchdowns, leading Falcons to a CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoff berth ... Jackson, who had six 100-yard games rushing, also recorded 45 tackles on defense ... earned honorable mention All-Metro honors as selected by Sacramento Bee ... first-team All-Sierra Valley League, the league’s co-offensive player of the year, MVP of his team, the team’s offensive MVP and a scholar-athlete award winner ... as a junior, Jackson rushed for 750 yards and passed for 622 yards, scoring 19 touchdowns; on defense he notched 66 tackles and two interceptions ... was listed on the Who’s Who Amongst American High School Athletes in 2008 ... also played basketball, averaging 9.3 points as a junior ... in football in 2006, Jackson rushed for 398 yards and five touchdowns while passing for 378 yards ... in track, he qualified for state in 400 and 4-by-400 relay ... seven-time Honor Roll student ... visited Notre Dame (track), Georgetown (track) and Sacramento State (football) before choosing Cal Poly.

Personal -- Son of Dr. Harold Jackson and Dr. Karen Webster ... one brother, Ade; four step-brothers, Channing, Ramses, Granderson and Emerson; and one step-sister, Evan ... wants to own a real estate development company ... member of Black Student Union ... nurses abandoned and injured penguins back to health through Arctic ASPCA ... nickname is Ace ... born December 2, 1989, in Sacramento ... business administration major.