Merrick Jackson
Merrick  Jackson

RS Senior

East St. Louis, Ill.

High School:
Althoff Catholic HS

Last College:
Iowa Western CC

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 316


1 Letter

Business and Marketing Education


2017 Spring Preview: Defensive Line

All-Big Ten tackle Steven Richardson should anchor Minnesota's defensive line


Meet The Newcomers: Merrick Jackson

Defensive tackle played at Iowa Western with Cody Poock and Ace Rogers


Spring Preview: Defensive Line

Gophers have 15 members on its defensive line this spring


2016 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in 12 games • recorded eight tackles, two tackles for a loss and recorded one safety. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota debut against Oregon State • made two tackles against Indiana State • saw action against Colorado State, Penn State, Iowa and Rutgers • notched two tackles against Illinois, including a sack that resulted in the Gophers first safety since 2012 • competed against Purdue, Nebraska and Northwestern • recorded one tackle at Wisconsin and competed against Washington State. 

PREVIOUS COLLEGE EXPERIENCE: Spent three seasons at Iowa Western, which included a redshirt season his first year • named NJCAA First Team All-American after recording 70 tackles and 7.5 sacks as a sophomore • also had 19 tackles-for-loss, forced one fumble and broke up one pass • as a freshman, totaled 52 tackles, 10.5 tackles-for-loss, five sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception • ranked as a three-star transfer prospect by ESPN, Scout and 247Sports, while Rivals game him two stars • enrolled at Minnesota in January 2016. 

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2013 graduate of Althoff Catholic High School in Belleville, Ill. • as a senior, notched 87 tackles, 21 tackles-for-loss and also scored two touchdowns as the Crusaders were the Class 2A state runners-up • named All-Metro • racked up 65 tackles, 13 tackles-for-loss, two sacks and two fumble recoveries as a junior.

PERSONAL: Born Dec. 6, 1994 • son Rosie Hall • brother Markese plays linebacker at Southern Illinois.


Still Selected To Earl Campbell Watch List


Rashad Still has been selected to the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award watch list.

Video: Best of Week Two


Check out some of the best sights & sounds from the second week of Gopher Football fall camp 2017!

Specialists Holding Can O' Corn Food Drive


Fans are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to Thursday's open practice for the Can O’ Corn Specialist Food Drive.

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