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Anterio Jackson
Anterio Jackson
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Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Fenger

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 300

Position:
OL

Birthdate:
01/15/1988

2010: Won the team's Wright Commitment to Excellence Award as the individual who dedicated himself to academic excellence despite obstacles faced during his collegiate career ... Played three snaps in the Texas Bowl win over Baylor.

2009: Member of U of I squad.

2008: Played in two plays against Indiana.

2007: Member of U of I squad.

2006: Redshirted the 2006 season.

High School: Chicago Tribune special mention All-State ... Champaign News-Gazette special mention All-State ... Chicago Sun-Times Top 100 All-Area ... PrepStar All-Midwest Region ... All-City ... Chicago Public League All-Illini Land of Lincoln Conference ... Two time Male Athlete of the Year at Fenger High School ... Rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Ranked as the 44th-best inside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com ... Made 174 tackles and six sacks as a senior ... Recorded three interceptions and forced five fumbles in 2005 ... Three-year varsity starter ... Played center on offense and long snapper on special teams ... Competed in the shot put, discus, 200m and 400m for high school track and field team ... Also earned two letters on the bowling team ... High school coaches were Michael Holmes and William Douglas ... Chose Illinois over Ohio State, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Northwestern.

Personal: Full given name is Anterio Jarius Jackson ... Born Jan. 15, 1988 ... Earned bachelor's degree in community health in May 2010 ... Has been raised since seventh grade by Emma Allen ... Has one brother and three sisters ... Earned academic Honor Roll distinction ... High school coach, Michael Holmes, played running back at Illinois (1979-80) ... William Douglas, high school assistant coach, played in the NFL.



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(updated 5/20/11)

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