Alabama's Jackson skipping senior year for NFL

By: AP
By: AP

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama cornerback Kareem Jackson is
skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft.

Jackson announced his decision Friday - the last day for
underclassmen to declare for the draft - but said he still planned
to fulfill a promise to his parents and complete his degree.

The three-year starter joins All-America linebacker Rolando
McClain in leaving the national champions a year early. The Tide
will have only three defensive starters returning, counting
linebacker Dont'a Hightower, who missed most of the season with a
knee injury.

Jackson said the NFL draft advisory committee projected him as a
likely second-round pick.

Jackson had 159 tackles and five interceptions in his career
while starting all but one game.

WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 81822202 -
Gray Television, Inc.