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Devontae Jackson
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Devontae Jackson 3099453
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 171
Year: Senior
Hometown: Marietta, GA
High School: Wheeler High School

Already one of the top backs in UWG football history, Jackson will enter his junior season with the Wolves in 2017 ... Named All-Gulf South Conference as an All-Purpose back in each of his two seasons ... comes into the year with 232 attempts for 1,544 yards in his two-year career, good for 13th all-time at UWG ... has 13 career rushing touchdowns and four receiving scores entering the 2017 season ... has 2,741 career all-purpose yards ... prepped at Wheeler High School in Atlanta. 

Played in nine games and was hampered by injuries early in the year ... had 79 carries for 487 yards and four touchdowns on the year ... had 10 receptions for 110 yards and a touchdown ... returned 15 kickoffs for 400 yards and a touchdown ... had his first career special teams touchdown against Albany State on September 24, a 97-yard score which tied him for the fourth-longest scoring play in school history ... that earned him Gulf South Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for that performance ... Had 997 all-purpose yards as a sophomore, earning Second Team All-GSC honors as an All-Purpose back. 

Played in all 14 games as a freshman ... rushed 162 times for 1,057 yards and nine touchdowns on the year ... averaged 75.5 yards per game, good for fifth among Gulf South Conference running backs ... one of only four backs in the GSC to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark and became the 10th back in school history to accomplish that feat ... caught 14 passes for 156 yards and three touchdowns ... had 21 carries for 167 yards and two touchdowns at Florida Tech on november 7 ... went over 100 yards against North Alabama, rushing 16 times for 142 yards and two scores ... rushed 20 times for 120 yards against Valdosta State in the first playoff game ever at University Stadium on November 28 ... caught two passes for 43 yards and a score against Valdosta State in the first meeting of the year on October 10 ... also returned kickoffs, returning 22 kicks for 531 yards ... had 1,744 all-purpose yards in his freshman campaign, earning First Team All-GSC honors as an all-purpose back ... namd Gulf South Conference Special Teams Player of the Week on November 2 ... Named GSC Freshman of the Week on November 9 and November 16. 

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