Numerical Roster Countdown: Day 15, Tyler Jackson

Two weeks. One day. We got this.

We've got 15 days until kickoff...so today we'll be highlighting #15 on the Boise State roster—Tyler Jackson

#15, Tyler Jackson, Junior, WR

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Stats

Height: 6'0"

Weight: 193 lbs. 

High School: Douglas County High School, Castle Rock, CO

How'd he get to The Blue™?

Jackson won three football letters at Castle Rock, Colorado's Douglas County High where he excelled at the safety position. As a senior, Jackson earned first-team all-state, first team All-Colorado (all divisions), and first-team All-Continental League honors after posting 70 tackles, 9 interceptions and 10 PBUs, and also blocking 4 punts and 6 field goals. As a junior, Jackson received honorable mention all-state and was named first-team All-Continental League after making 60 tackles, 6 interceptions and breaking up 22 passes. Showing his versatility as an athlete, Jackson also lettered in track and field, basketball, and lacrosse. Named a 3-star recruit and the 54th rated player at the safety position by Scout.com, Jackson received offers from Colorado State, Air Force, Kansas, Washington State, and Wyoming.

Nickname

"Action"

I offered this one up last year as well, but seriously, you can't beat Carl Weathers references.

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"Baby, you got a stew going"

Look-a-like 

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Sorry, bro.

Career highlights

Won Denver Post Gold Helmet award, presented annually to Colorado's top senior football player, scholar and citizen. Played in 3 games for the Broncos in 2010. Was named to WAC All-Academic team in 2010.

Career lowlight

Me virtually guaranteeing no one will root for him this season by pointing out his resemblance to Colin Kaepernick.

2011 prospectus

Jackson is currently not on the Broncos' two-deep roster at wide receiver. That doesn't mean he can't be, and the hill he needs to climb to get significant reps isn't as steep as it was last year, but Jackson needs to make a big move in the next couple of weeks or hope for an injury—and honestly, what kind of sick person would do that? Jackson, as you are probably aware, was recruited as a safety, but George Iloka's death-grip on the spot led the coaches to switch him to wide receiver last offseason, and he's been there ever since. Jackson's got good size for the position and appears to have gotten his pass-catching up to par, but I wonder if switching over to receiver as a sophomore with all the talented depth already at the position hasn't put him at a distinct disadvantage. I know, personally, that he's not one of the first 5 or even 6 names that come to mind when talking about the WR corps. I think he'll likely back up Tyler Shoemaker, but I think he's at least behind Burroughs as well and at most behind Troy Ware or Matt Miller as well. I think with the WR committee approach this year, Jackson may get a chance to get some decent minutes if he can prove a go-to guy in practices, but I think he'll mainly be relegated to the latter portions of games for the Broncos this season. He's a smart, hard-working player, and I hope he can get more minutes than I'm assuming, but the Bronco depth chart is loaded right now, so naturally, a few players will hold down the bench more than others.

Completely made up fact

While living near Denver, Jackson had the distinct honor of having Dog the Bounty Hunter kick his front door down. Thankfully, it was just to ask to borrow a cup of sugar.

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