November 21, 2014 - by
Jackson Named Outland Semifinalist

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Senior right guard Tre’ Jackson was named one of six semifinalists for the Outland Trophy on Thursday night.

The Outland Trophy is given to the nation’s top interior lineman. Finalists will be announced on Monday.

Jackson has been a dominant presence at right guard for Florida State since his first start in the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl as a true freshman.

This season, the Jesup, Ga., native has an average weekly grade of 87 percent – the best on the FSU offensive line. He has led the Seminoles to a 10-0 record and started all but one game during the Seminoles’ ongoing FSU and ACC-record 26-game winning streak.

Jackson is a three-time ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week in 2014 and has earned the Noles’ highest offensive line grade in eight of 10 games. He was named a Midseason All-American by Phil Steele, CBSSports.com and Sports Illustrated.

With Jackson as the anchor on the offensive line, FSU is averaging 37.1 points per game this season and 446.6 yards of total offense. Florida State piled up 574 yards of total offense against the nation’s top-ranked defense in a 42-31 victory at Louisville last month.

Jackson is the second straight Seminole named to the Outland Trophy semifinalist list, joining former FSU center Bryan Stork who grabbed the honor during his All-America campaign last season. 

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