"Proud to be an Indianapolis Colt! Blessed for this opportunity! Time to go to work,” Jackson tweeted.
Jackson played for three seasons at Cal (2010-13) in a career highlighted by the only three-interception game in the Jeff Tedford era (2002-12) as a 2012 sophomore when the Golden Bears knocked off South Division champion UCLA in convincing fashion with a 43-17 victory at Memorial Stadium. Jackson would play in 30 games with 14 starts at Cal, finishing his career with 75 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss (-3 yards), four interceptions, nine pass breakups and one fumble recovery.
Jackson is the fourth former Cal player to either be selected in the 2014 NFL Draft or agree to terms with an NFL team following the conclusion of the draft on Saturday. TE Richard Rodgers and LB Khairi Fortt were selected in the third and fourth rounds of the draft by the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints on Friday and Saturday, respectively. DT Deandre Coleman agreed to terms with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday.
Other former Cal players who completed their collegiate eligibility in 2013 and were eligible for the 2014 NFL Draft and attended local pro days hosted by both Cal and the San Francisco 49ers include RB Brendan Bigelow, OL Mark Brazinski, PK Vincenzo D’Amato, LB/DE Chris McCain and DT Viliami Moala.
Visit CalBears.com for coverage of the 2014 NFL Draft selections and subsequent NFL undrafted free agent signings of former Cal football players.
Kameron Jackson Bio
After Cal ► Agreed to terms with the Indianapolis Colts after entering the 2014 NFL Draft as an underclassman, foregoing his final season of collegiate eligibility at Cal ► Participated at the 2014 Cal Pro Timing Day where he was clocked as low as 4.47 hand-timed in the 40-yard dash and the San Francisco 49ers Pro Day
Cal Career (2011-13) ► Played in 30 games with 14 starts during his three campaigns at Cal from 2011-13, posting career totals of 75 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss (-3 yards), four interceptions, nine pass breakups and one fumble recovery ► Played in all 24 games possible over his final two seasons in 2012 and 2013 and recorded all of his stats other than six tackles and six games played off the bench during those two campaigns ► Through the end of the 2013 season is the most recent Cal player to have three interceptions in a game when he picked off three passes in a 2012 home win over Pac-12 South Division champion UCLA
Junior (2013) ► Played in all 12 games with 11 starts at cornerback and recorded career-highs of 42 tackles (most among Cal’s cornerbacks), 2.0 tackles for loss (-3 yards) and six pass breakups (also a team high), while adding one interception to tie for the team lead ► Finished the season just outside the top 20 in the Pac-12 with an average of 0.58 passes defended per game ► Posted 28 of his 42 tackles over the team’s final four contests ► Named Cal’s Defensive Player of the Week in its win over Portland State during a contest in which he had an interception ► Set a career-high with nine tackles at Colorado and added a career-high 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard), while he also had eight tackles and a career-high-tying two pass breakups against Arizona, seven tackles at Stanford, and four stops with 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard) against USC in the final third of the season ► Also had four tackles and a pass breakup against Oregon State, three at Washington and vs. Ohio State while also adding 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard) and a career-high-tying two pass PBU’s against the Huskies, and two stops both against Northwestern (1 PBU) and at UCLA ► Notched a personal-best two pass breakups and his first career tackle for loss (-1 yard) at Washington ► Listed as a “Cal Player to Watch” by Lindy’s in its preseason publication
Sophomore (2012) ► Played in all 12 games with three starts coming in the season opener vs. Nevada, as well as at Washington State and vs. Washington ► Shared the team lead with three interceptions, ranked third on the club with six passes defended and tied for third with three pass breakups, while adding 27 tackles and one fumble recovery ► Tied for 11th in the Pac-12 and tied for 79th nationally with an average of 0.25 interceptions per game ► Played a role in a team-high-tying four turnovers with his three interceptions and one fumble recovery ► Posted all three of his interceptions in the same game that tied for the Pac-12 season high and were the most by a Cal player in the Jeff Tedford era (2001-12) to key a win over Pac-12 South Division champion UCLA and earn Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week, MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Pac-12 Player of the Week and one of two nationally selected Defensive Back Performers of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards, all for the first time in his career after coming off bench in the first quarter to replace injured starting cornerback Marc Anthony against UCLA, adding four tackles and a pass breakup to his three picks ► Recorded a season-high six tackles and a season-high-tying one pass breakup vs. Washington ► Had five tackles, his lone career fumble recovery and first career pass breakup in first start of his career vs. Nevada in season opener ► Also recorded tackles in games against Southern Utah (4), Washington State (4), Utah (2), Arizona State (1) and Stanford (1) ► Posted three tackles, one pass breakup and one kick return for 23 yards in the spring game
Freshman (2011) ► Played in six games off the bench and totaled six tackles ► Tied a season-high with two tackles vs. both Utah and Arizona State, while recording single stops against Fresno State and Presbyterian
Other ► Full name is Kameron Xavier Jackson ► Born October 31, 1993 ► Parents are Kelly and Connie Jackson ► Ranked among the nation's top cornerbacks in the 2011 recruiting class by Scout (No. 41), Rivals (No. 44) and ESPN (No. 55), while SuperPrep rated him No. 48 in California/Hawaii/Nevada and Rivals also had him at No. 54 for all California players ► Picked up three-and-a-half stars from Tom Lemming, while he was a three-star recruit according to ESPN, Rivals and Scout