Don Jackson
Don  Jackson


Sacramento, Calif.

Last College:
Iowa Western CC

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 210

Running Back



Record number of Wolf Pack student-athletes earn Academic All-Conference honors

50 student-athletes from fall sports honored by the league.


Wolf Pack football hands out 2015 team awards

Seau is MVP


Butler Leads Nevada Over Buffalo, 24-21

Jackson's second TD run gave the Wolfpack (2-2) a 24-13 lead with 10:25 left in the fourth quarter.


Nevada Drops 44-27 Contest at Texas A&M

Wolfpack drops their second game of the season


Wolf Pack football names team captains for 2015 season

Nevada closes fall training camp with scrimmage at Mackay Stadium


Nevada Wins Arizona Bowl, Edges Colorado St. 28-23

The Wolf Pack emerged victorious in a hotly contested, back-and-forth game.


Nevada vs. San Jose State

Nevada vs. San Jose State


Nevada 30, Fresno State 16

Photos from Nevada @ Fresno State on Nov. 5, 2015.


Nevada vs. Hawaii, 30-20

NCAA Football: Nevada squares off against Hawaii at MacKay Stadium.


Nevada vs. Buffalo, 24-21

NCAA Football: Nevada squares off against Buffalo at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

Boasts 520 carries, 2,318 yards and 19 touchdowns in his Wolf Pack career … Ranks 13th in program history in career rushing yards.

Senior (2015): Started in all 12 games at running back … Rushed 221 times for 1,029 yards and eight touchdowns in the regular season … Became the 19th player in program history to eclipse 1,000-yards rushing in a single season … Along with James Butler, formed just the third running back duo in program history to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards in a single season … Ranked seventh in the Mountain West and 47th in the nation in total rushing yards … Tied for the team lead with eight rushing touchdowns … Eclipsed 100 yards rushing on four occasions with 124 vs. UC Davis, 113 at Buffalo, 155 at New Mexico and 140 at Fresno State … Was named Nevada’s offensive player of the week after posted 13 carries for 124 yards and two touchdowns against UC Davis … Also matched a season-high with two rushing touchdowns in Nevada’s win at Buffalo … Set a career-high with 155 yards rushing on 23 carries in a victory over New Mexico … Also caught seven passes for 77 yards and one touchdown … Was named to the final nominees list for the Wuerffel Trophy … Was named a candidate for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award … In the preseason, was named to the watch list for the Doak Walker Award and was named to Athlon Sports’ All-MW third team … Letter winner.

Junior (2014): Ranked 10th in the Mountain West and second on the team in rushing ... Started in all 13 games at RB as one of only nine players on the team to start in every game ... Ran 216 times for 957 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 4.4 yards per carry ... Posted five 100-yard rushing efforts on the season with 110 against Southern Utah, 106 at San Jose State, 124 against San Diego State, 121 at Air Force and 132 at UNLV ... Recorded a season-high three rushing touchdowns against Fresno State ... Added a career-high 95 yards receiving on three receptions in comeback victory at BYU ... Posted 13 receptions for 157 yards and one score ... Helped Nevada's offense average over 200 yards on the ground per game and rank fifth in the MW in rushing offense.

Sophomore (2013): Joined the team after one season at Iowa Western Community College ... Went through spring drills with the team and emerged as the projected starting running back in the Pistol offense ... Named fourth-team Preseason All-Mountain West by Phil Steele.

Junior College
Led the country in yards-per-carry in 2012 while playing for a national championship team ... Named the C0-Offensive MVP of the National Championship game ... Earned the Riever Award as his team's most inspirational player.

High School
A graduate of Laguna Creek High School in Elk Grove, Calif. ... Was the 2012 Sacramento Bee Player of the year ... Named the MVP of the 2010 Optimist All-Star Game ... Rushed for 2,305 yard in his senior season and scored 23 touchdowns ... Scored a career high five TD's in one game while at Laguna Creek.

Born Don Xzaviar Jackson on Sept. 7, 1993 ... Son of Don and Adrienne Jackson ... Earning a major in communication studies with the hope of getting into sports broadcasting or coaching when his playing days are through ... Enjoys making music, editing video and taking photographs in his spare time.

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