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Quez Jackson

Quez Jackson - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Year Senior
Height 6-1
Weight 215
Hometown Fort Valley, Ga.
Last School Peach County H.S.
Quez Jackson - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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2020 (Junior): Started all 10 games at linebacker …  Ranked second on the team with a career-high 80 tackles … 8.0 tackles per game ranked eighth in the ACC and 80th nationally … Ranked third on the team with 4.5 tackles for loss … Had a team-high-tying two interceptions … Recorded at least four tackles in all 10 games and had nine or more stops in 6-of-10 contests … Opened the season by matching a then-career-high with nine tackles and recording a pivotal interception in 16-13 win at Florida State (Sept. 12) … Had nine tackles in home opener versus UCF (Sept. 19) … Notched nine stops and a fumble recovery in primetime win over Louisville (Oct. 9) … Had a sack and two pass breakups against eventual ACC champion and College Football Playoff participant Clemson (Oct. 17) … Tallied a career-high 11 tackles against eventual College Football Playoff participant Notre Dame (Oct. 31) … Had eight stops in win over Duke (Nov. 28) … Closed the season with 10 tackles and his second interception of the campaign against Pitt (Dec. 10).

2019 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 12 games, starting the final five games of the season at linebacker … Finished fifth on the team and third among linebackers with 49 tackles (28 solo) … Ranked third on the team with 5.0 tackles-for-loss for 9 yards … Also broke up two passes and defended two others … Took down two offensive players behind the line of scrimmage against South Florida (Sept. 7) … Recorded seven tackles (four solo), including 1.0 tackles-for-loss, against The Citadel (Sept. 14) … Tallied five tackles (three solo) at Temple (Sept. 28) … Totaled a then-career-high nine tackles (four solo) at Duke (Oct. 12) … Recorded four tackles in four of the final five games of the season – vs. Pitt (Nov. 2), at Virginia (Nov. 9), vs. NC State (Nov. 21) and vs. then-No. 4 Georgia (Nov. 30) … Forced his first career fumble in the second quarter against Georgia (Nov. 30).

2018 (Freshman): Saw action in all 13 games as a true freshman … Registered 15 tackles, primarily as a reserve linebacker … Two of his 15 tackles came on kickoff coverage … All 15 tackles came in the first eight games of the season … Recorded multiple stops in four of the first eight games of the campaign – two at Louisville (Oct. 5), three vs. Alcorn State (Sept. 1) and at USF (Sept. 8) and a season-high four vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 29) … Also had single tackles against Pitt (Sept. 15), Duke (Oct. 13) and Virginia Tech (Oct. 25).

High School: Rated as a three-star prospect by ESPN, 247Sports/Scout and Rivals … Ranked as the nation’s No. 25 inside linebacker in his class and Georgia’s No. 65 player by Rivals … Two-time all-state honoree … Named the 2017 Georgia Region 4-3A Defensive Player of the Year after recording 137 tackles, 28 tackles for loss and five sacks as a senior … Helped lead Peach County to an appearance in 2017 Georgia 3A state championship game … Totaled 252 tackles, 41 tackles for loss and eight sacks over final two prep seasons … Served as team captain as a senior … Three-year letterwinner … Coached by Chad Campbell … Also earned two letters in baseball … Honor roll student … Graduated a semester early and enrolled at Georgia Tech in January 2018.

Personal: Will wear No. 4 in 2021, as Georgia Tech football has temporarily retired his previous number, No. 44, for the ’21 season in honor of Atlanta icon Henry “Hank” Aaron, who died in January … Has five siblings … Cousin, Greg Lloyd, was a five-time Pro Bowler, three-time first-team All-Pro and 1994 AFC Defensive Player of the Year as an 11-year NFL star for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1998-97) and Carolina Panthers (1998) … Quez started playing football when he was four years old … Majoring in history, technology and society.

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