The Verdict:A two-time All-Conference slection at linebacker, Jackson remains one of the most overlooked defensive players in the entire country despite the fact that he has been of one of the most productive. Jackson was the nation's eighth leading tackler a season ago, averaging an insane 10.6 stops per contest including eight tackles for a loss. A versatile and athletic playmaker, Jackson also has exceptional ball skills and instinctsin pass coverage, as shown by his 13 career interceptions (the highest career total among active FBS players.) A physically imposing player who has already been named to the Lombardi Award Watch List, Cardia gives the Warhawks a chance to compete for the Sun Belt crown going into 2009.
Past Players: [#50: Navy LB Ross Pospisil] [#49: Fresno State RB Ryan Mathews] [#48: Wyoming DT John Fletcher] [#47: BSU WR Briggs Orsbon] [#46: EMU QB Andy Schmitt] [#45: Marshall TE Cody Slate] [#44: LA Tech WR/KR Philip Livas] [#43: CSU Gaurd Shelly Smith] [#42: Wyoming FS Chris Prosinski] [#41: SMU receiver Emmanual Sanders] [#40: UTEP QB Trevor Vittatoe] [#39: CMU DE/DT Frank Zombo] [#38: Nevada RB Vai Tuau] [#37: Marshall DE Albert McClellan] [#36: Boise State DE Ryan Winterswyk]