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Devontae Jackson
Player Profile:
Devontae Jackson 3099453
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 176
Year: Senior
Hometown: Marietta, GA
High School: Wheeler High School

Already one of the top backs in UWG football history, Jackson will enter his senior season with the Wolves in 2018 ... named to the All-Gulf South Conference Team in each of his three seasons ... comes into the year with 449 attempts for 2,719 yards in his three-year career ... has 20 career rushing touchdowns and four receiving scores entering the 2018 season ... holds the school record for career kickoff return average ... Jackson also ranks second in career all-purpose yards with 4,506 and he is fifth on the school’s all-time rushing list ... prepped at Wheeler High School in Atlanta.

Career Achievements
2017 - All American
2017 - Harlon Hill Finalist
2017 - Gulf South Conference Offensive Player of the Year
2017 - All-Super Region 2 Team
2017 - First Team All
-Gulf South Conference
2017 - Gulf South Conference Offensive Player of the Week (10/9/17)
2016 - Second Team All-Gulf South Conference
2016 - Gulf South Conference Special Teams Player of the Week (9/24/16)
2015 - First Team All-Gulf South Conference
2015 - Gulf South Conference Freshman of the Week (11/9/15, 11/16/15)
2015 - Gulf South Conference Special Teams Player of the Week (11/2/15)

Played in all 13 games as a junior ... rushed for 1,175 yards on the season, becoming the third back in school history to rush for 1,000 yards in a single season twice in a career ... also had 18 pass receptions for 217 yards and returned 14 kickoffs for 373 yards, including a 100-yard touchdown return vs. West Alabama ... led the Gulf South Conference on the year in all-purpose yardage of 1,765 ... earned a spot on the All-Gulf South Conference Team and was named the league’s offensive player of the year ... finalist for the Harlon Hill Trophy, marking the first time in program history that a football player at the University of West Georgia was named to the final round of balloting for the Division II Football Player of the Year.
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 ... named 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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