Quantaa Jackson
Quantaa  Jackson

RS Senior

Wharton, Texas

High School:

Last College:
Blinn JC

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 255

Defensive End


Heads into fall camp battling Joe Clay for the starting left defensive end spot ...enjoyed a very productive spring in which his defensive evolution came to fruition...former professional baseball player who has switched sports and arrived at Houston two years ago...one of the strongest Cougars, his pass-rushing skills have come a long way...tough against the run...versatile big man who could play a variety of positions for the Cougars...could also play tight end or fullback on offense...strong, agile athlete...2001: Saw action in all 11 games a year ago...became a full-time starter when he was inserted into the lineup in time for the Southern Miss contest...started that game and the final four...finished with 15 total tackles...recorded a season-best four tackles in the season finale versus Georgia...registered eight of his tackles in his starts...had three stops in home game against Cincinnati...had an interception in first career start against Southern Miss...forced fumbles against both South Florida and UAB...had his lone fumble recovery against Memphis...Prior to Houston: Played professional baseball within the Florida Marlins system...also spent some time at Blinn JC...High School: Was a two-sport star at Wharton High School about an hour's drive southwest of Houston...was the selected the Team MVP in football...was also picked All-District and All-County...was a First-Team, Blue-Chipper...excelled in baseball where he was a high school All-American...was the MVP of the region and county...Personal: Born October 19, 1977, in El Campo, Texas...son of Eunice Jackson and Hayward Jackson, Jr., of Wharton...was recruited by Clemson, Baylor, Tennessee and Florida out of high school...cousin is Lamar Lathon, who Not only starred at the University of Houston, but was an All-Pro in the NFL for the Houston Oilers and Carolina Panthers...majoring in sociology.

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