2014 American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll (Sept. 22, 2014)
2014 Phil Steele's Preseason AAC Second Team
2014: Appeared in all 12 regular-season games, making two starts at running back (UNLV, SMU) ... gained an average of 5.4 yards on each carry ... ranked ninth in the league in average yardage per game at 49.8 ... notched two 100-yard games ... totaled five rushing touchdowns on 110 carries for 597 yards ... notched two receiving touchdowns on 22 receptions and 162 yards ... ran for 63 yards on 11 carries in win at SMU ... rushed for 103 yards, including a season-long 56-yarder on 13 carries in win over Tulsa for his fifth career 100-yard rushing game ... ran for 62 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns in win at USF ... tallied 75 rushing yards on 18 carries and 59 receiving yards on three catches with one touchdown in win over Temple ... had nine carries for 14 yards and a touchdown at Memphis ... ran for 53 yards on six carries vs. UCF ... notched a career-high 147 yards rushing on 13 attempts vs. UNLV ... also had a receiving touchdown in that same game for 26 yards ... tallied 36 yards on seven carries and tallied his second straight game with a rushing TD vs. Grambling ... rushed for 14 yards on six carries and recorded the Cougars' lone score vs. UTSA in the 2014 season opener for an average of 2.3 yards per carry.
2013: Running back shared backfield duties with Kenneth Farrow throughout the year ... played in all 13 games with starts against Rice and UTSA ... led the team with 661 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 139 attempts ... fourth on the team with 27 receptions for 296 yards and two touchdowns ... third on the team in scoring with 48 points off his eight touchdowns ... opened the season with back-to-back 100-yard games against Southern (120) and Temple (109) ... had touchdowns in eight of 13 games including rushing TDs in seven of 13 ... had multiple TDs vs. Southern (2) and Rice (2) ... had a career-high four receptions in back-to-back games against Rice and UTSA ... had a career-high 57 receiving yards vs. Rice ... pulled in a career-long 44-yard reception vs. Memphis ... had multiple receptions in seven games.
2012: A backup running back played in 11 games with one start at UCLA ... finished third on the team with 252 rushing yards on 59 carries ... had three rushing touchdowns on the year, two against Tulane and one vs. UAB ... also had 13 receptions for 102 yards and one touchdown against Tulsa ... led the team with 14 kickoff returns for 304 yards including a long of 59 yards at Marshall.
High School: A three-star prospect by both Rivals.com and Scout.com ... named a Class 4A All-State selection as a senior and District MVP ... rushed for 1,703 yards to win the district's rushing crown in the regular season ... averaged nearly 10 yards per rush ... also finished with 23 rushing touchdowns ... fueled an offense that averaged nearly 45 points and 425 yards a game ... made 23 receptions for 384 yards and six TDs as a senior ... also contributed on kickoff returns and averaged 57 yards on six returns (one score) ... played for Head Coach Ryan Roark and went a perfect 14-0 en route to the District 23-4A crown and advanced to regional finals before suffering their lone loss of the year ... rushed for 1,315 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior on just 187 carries ... named All-District as a junior and was a part of the All-Greater Houston squad ... also participated in track ... ran a personal best 10.3 in the 100 meters.
Personal: Son of Stacy and Ryan Jackson Sr. ... interested in studying kinesiology at Houston and would like to coach once done with his playing career ... has two brothers ... majoring in sociology.
Ryan Jackson's Career Bests
Rushing Attempts: 22, Temple (2013)
Rushing Yards: 147, UNLV (2014)
Long Rush: 72, Tulane (2012)
Rushing Touchdowns: 2, 3x, last at USF (2014)
Receptions: 4, 3x, last vs. UTSA (2014)
Receiving Yards: 59, Temple (2014)
Receiving Touchdowns: 1, 5x, last vs. Temple (2014)
Long Reception: 44, Memphis (2013)
Kickoff Returns: 4, Marshall (2012)
Long Kickoff Returns: 59, Marshall (2012)