Texan named National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete

Cory Jackson

Tarleton State University

Saturday, March 23, 2013

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Tarleton junior defensive end Cory Jackson has been named a 2013 National Football Foundation Club of Dallas Scholar-Athlete.

“Cory exemplifies everything that a student-athlete should be,” said athletic director Lonn Reisman. “He’s a hard working young man, both in the classroom and on the field. We are very proud of his academic achievements.”

Last season, Jackson shared the honor of wearing the No. 96 jersey for the Texans. The jersey is awarded to players who show a dedication to the game in addition to their attitude, heart and love for the game of football.

Jackson, a 6-foot, 1-inch junior from Allen, Texas saw action in four games last season with his biggest night coming on Oct. 13 against Texas A&M-Commerce when he recorded his first career sack.

Meanwhile, he maintained a 3.5 grade point average as a nursing major.

“Cory represents Tarleton State University in a positive light in every facet,” said Tarleton head coach Cary Fowler. “He is a very driven young man and his main goal has always been to have academic success.”

Jackson is the fourth Tarleton player honored by the National Football Foundation in the last four years, joining quarterback Scott Grantham (2010) as well as defensive ends, Jacob Rowe (2011) and Levi Kirkland (2012).

The junior student-athlete will forego his senior year of eligibility to begin his academic career in Tarleton’s Nursing School.

The National Football Foundation was founded in 1947 and is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people.


Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

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