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DONTAVIOUS JACKSON

#5

Player profile

position
Linebacker
height
6'3"
weight
233
year
Senior
hometown
Alief, Texas
high school
Elsik

2018:

Appeared in all 12 games with 10 starts…recorded 75 tackles, including 7.0 for loss with 1.0 sack, three pass breakups, one forced fumble, one interception and one quarterback hurry…earned team’s Monk Bonasorte Award…ranked second on team in tackles…became first Seminole since 2001 with multiple 14-tackle games…recorded career-high 14 tackles, 10 more than his previous single-game best, with career-high 2.0 tackles for loss at Syracuse…tied career-high tackles total with 14, including 1.0 sack, in 22-21 win vs. No. 22 Boston College…named ACC Linebacker of the Week for his performance vs. Eagles…grabbed first career interception and made 11 tackles, including 10 solo stops, at No. 3 Notre Dame…opened season with four tackles vs. No. 20 Virginia Tech…registered two pass breakups in 36-26 win vs. Samford…recorded four tackles and one quarterback hurry in 37-19 win vs. Northern Illinois…made seven tackles, including 1.0 for loss, and had first career forced fumble in 28-24 victory at Louisville…credited with six stops, 1.0 for loss, at No. 17 Miami…recorded six tackles and one pass breakup in 38-17 win vs. Wake Forest…made two tackles vs. No. 2 Clemson…ended season with five tackles, 1.5 for loss, vs. No. 13 Florida.

2017:

Appeared in nine games, starting at Wake Forest and against Louisville…played in mostly a reserve role behind Matthew Thomas, totaling 17 tackles, 1.0 for loss and 1.0 sack…made his season debut by racking up three tackles at Wake Forest…secured a season-high four tackles in start against Louisville.

2016:

Played in 12 games while making hist first career start against Wake Forest…totaled 20 tackles, 3.0 TFLs and 0.5 sacks…assisted on a tackle-for-loss with Ermon Lane on the game’s first play against the Demon Deacons…had a season-high four stops and added a TFL and a half-sack versus Wake Forest…had three tackles and one TFL against Charleston Southern and three stops against No. 23 North Carolina…added three tackles versus Boston College…had a tackle for loss at No. 10 Miami…contributed on special teams.

PERSONAL:

Four-star powerful inside linebacker prospect…one of the top inside linebacker prospects in the nation, rated as a consensus Top 5 recruit at the position…played in the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game, where he recorded four tackles and a quarterback hurry as a member of Team Highlight…rated the No. 4 inside linebacker in the nation by Scout and 247Sports…ranked the No. 5 inside linebacker in the country by ESPN and Rivals…named the top inside linebacker from Texas by Scout…consensus Top 25 player from the state of Texas…ranked the No. 19 player from the state by 247Sports…rated the No. 18 player from the state of Texas by ESPN…tabbed No. 21 prospect in Texas by Rivals…ranked as the No. 65 overall prospect in the nation by Scout as well as No. 106 by 247Sports, No. 123 by ESPN and No. 168 by Rivals…collected 6A All-State honorable mention honors in 2015 while leading his prep squad to the playoffs…posted 165 tackles, including 27 tackles for loss and six sacks as a junior at Alief Elsik in 2014…tallied 107 tackles as a sophomore in 2013…chose FSU over Texas, Michigan and Alabama…born on December 2, 1997…majoring in sport management.