Johnny Jackson
Johnny Jackson

Player Profile

San Diego

Last College:
Sacramento CC

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 260




One of the premier defensive ends in the nation emerging from the JC ranks in 1999 ... a flat-out sack master who could immediately contend for starting duties, if healthy ... suffered a knee injury in the final regular-season game last November and when it continued to bother him in January, an MRI discovered ligament damage ... surgery in late February was successful and he is hopeful of being 100 percent when he arrives for fall camp in August.

Junior College/High School/Personal: Finished his two-year JC career at Sacramento CC with 30 sacks, a national junior college record ... was sensational in a game against Oakland's Laney JC when he recorded seven sacks in that game ... was recruited by all the top schools around the nation, turning down Ohio State, Texas, Nebraska and Arizona to come to Cal ... has some ties to the Bay Area as his dad lives in the East Bay and he grew up in the area as a youth ... was a high school All-American at St. Augustine HS in San Diego ... was also highly recruited as a prep, signing a letter-of-intent with Colorado ... instead went the JC route to work on his academics ... is good friends with Oakland Raider DT Darrell Russell, also a St. Augustine HS grad ... born May 1, 1979.