- Dontavius Jackson
Dontavius Jackson


Franklin, Ga.

High School:
Heard County

Last College:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 214

Running Back




Green Downs White In UAB Football Spring Game

Perry tosses three touchdowns, Nelson grabs two for Green team

Enters second season of action at UAB ... sat out 2010 campaign following his transfer from Georgia ... was one of nation's most sought-after running backs as high school prospect at Heard County (Ga.) High ... listed as co-No. 2 at running back coming out of spring practice ... rushed for a pair of touchdowns in 2012 Spring Game.

2011: Battled through injuries in first season of action for the Blazers ... rushed 20 times during season for 83 yards ... season-high rushing yards came in opener at Florida when he ran for 31 yards on five carries (6.2 avg.), including a season-long rush of 22 yards ... ran for 11 yards on three carries vs. Mississippi State ... had 18 yards on four attempts in midseason contest at Marshall in final action of season before injuries derailed campaign for him ... recorded pair of receptions (vs. Florida and Marshall).

2010: Sat out season following his transfer from Georgia.

2009 (Georgia): Appeared in four games for the Bulldogs ... registered career-highs in attempts (3) and rushing yards (38) at Vanderbilt ... had a long rush of 19 yards against the Commodores ... was recipient of Christian Walker Football Scholarship ... redshirted in 2008.

High School: Attended Heard County High School ... coached by Tim Barron ... 2008 SuperPrep All-America and All-Dixie teams .... PrepStar Top 135 Dream Team ... Scout.com four-star prospect, Top 150, #186 player in America, #23 RB in nation, #32 prospect in the South, #13 prospect in Georgia ... Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia's Super 11 and Super Southern 100 ... 2008 Rivals.com Rivals250, RB Rankings: Best in space (3), running backs (8), Georgia Top 50 (11) ... UGASports Georgia Top 50 (11) ... 2007 Parade All-America "Ones To Watch" list ... suffered a broken left wrist in the first game of his senior year (2007) ... as a junior in 2006 tallied 2,462 yards rushing and 29 touchdowns on 247 carries (10.0 yards per carry) to go along with 73 tackles and three interceptions ... led Heard County to an undefeated regular season in 2006 ... racked up 405 yards on 42 carries against Lamar County as a junior in 2006 ... as a sophomore, rushed for 1,374 yards and 16 touchdowns ... finished with 56 touchdowns, 4,742 yards and 10 yards per carry on offense and 242 tackles for his career ... graduated high school in December and enrolled at Georgia in January, 2008.

Personal: Born Nov. 11, 1989 ... major is individually designed.