2003: Appeared in 38 games, starting 31 ... Split time between the right field and designated hitter ... Struggled at the plate, batting .254 (29-for-114) ... Hit six doubles, two home runs and drove in 19 runs ... Scored 14 runs ...Hit his first home run of the season against Coastal Carolina (2/28), finishing 3-for-3 with one RBI ... Had seven multi-hit games ... Drove in four runs with four hits against St. Peter's (4/15) ... Opened the season by going 11-for-22 (.500) in the first six games, scoring five runs and driving in six with three three-hit games and one with two hits.
Before St. John's: A transfer from Potomac State Junior College in West Virginia ... Spent his first year at Seminole (Fla.) Community College before transferring to Potomac ... A third-team Junior College All-American selection in 2002, Jackson batted .423 with six home runs and 83 hits.
At University: Led the Morgantown American Legion team to the 1999 state title and was selected the American Legion State MVP in 2000. Lettered four years, playing right field and center field, at University High School, where he also played football (fullback and linebacker).
Personal: Born on March 12, 1982 in Plano, Texas ... The son of Terrence and Melissa Jackson ... Has three brothers, Todd, Brady and Cory; and one sister, Lindsay ... Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft ... Enjoys music and weightlifting ... Lists winning the state title in American Legion as the most thrilling moment in his athletic career ... Selected St. John's over West Virginia, Clemson, Ohio and Old Dominion ... English major ... Hopes to pursue a career in professional baseball and coaching.