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28 - Roland Jackson Jr.
Roland Jackson Jr.
Height: 5-10
Weight: 150
Year: FR
Hometown: San Diego, CA
High School: Francis Parker HS
Position: WR
Experience: HS

High School -- Jackson was a two-way starter and return specialist under head coach John Morrison at Parker High School in San Diego. Parker finished the regular season with a 4-6 record and a fourth-place finish in the Coastal Conference, but qualified for the postseason and finished second in the CIF-San Diego Section Division V playoffs, losing to Bishop’s 20-9 in the title game. Jackson caught 23 passes for 381 yards and six touchdowns in his senior season. On defense, he recorded 30 tackles (22 solo) and intercepted a pair of passes, returning one 29 yards for a touchdown. Jackson also returned 10 punts an average of 12.4 yards per return with a long of 30 yards and averaged 25.2 yards per kickoff return, including a 92-yard return for a touchdown. He earned second-team all-conference honors as a receiver, was named to the San Diego Union-Tribune’s All-Academic Team for the second straight year and played in the Alex Spanos All-Star Game. As a junior, Jackson caught 24 passes for 495 yards and nine touchdowns, recorded 41 tackles and three interceptions, returning one for a touchdown, on defense, and averaged 12.0 yards per punt return and 36.5 yards per kickoff return (one touchdown). He was named first-team all-conference as a receiver and led the Lancers to an 11-3 record, the Coastal Conference and CIF-San Diego Section Division V championships and a runner-up finish in the small schools division of the state finals, losing to Modesto Christian 44-40 at the Home Depot Center in Carson. UCLA and San Diego also recruited Jackson, who chose Cal Poly because “it was the right place for me, both education- and football-wise.” He also was a four-year track letterman, competing in the 100, 200 and short relay.

Personal -- Son of Roland and April Jackson ... no siblings ... lists games, television and hanging with friends as hobbies ... wants to start his own business ... born March 29, 1993, in Washington, D.C. ... majors in business administration.