In the final part of Josh Jackson's video diary, he takes fans along with the football team as they attend a basic training graduation, tour the National Infantry Museum, and play the annual Black/Gold game.
Rick Johnston interviews Josh Jackson at 36,000 feet about what fans can expect from his video diary. The defensive back will be chronicling the football team's trip to Fort Benning for their annual Black/Gold Game.
About Jackson: Three-time letterman ... the most experienced defensive back on Army roster ... has started 20 consecutive games ... slated to start at field corner ... also serves as Black Knights' primary punt returner.
2011: Started all 12 games at cornerback ... finished sixth on the team with 40 total tackles ... made one tackle for loss ... intercepted one pass ... tied for the team lead with four pass breakups ... returned 15 punts for 55 yards ... ... recorded a career-high 10 tackles, including five primary stops, at Ball State ... posted his lone interception of the season against Tulane ... returned the pick 36 yards to the 13-yard line, setting up an Army touchdown ... ... registered a career-high three pass breakups at Vanderbilt ... made first career tackle for loss versus Rutgers ... returned one punt for a season-long 14 yards opposite the Scarlet Knights ...matched season high with five primary tackles against Temple.
2010: Appeared in all 13 games ... made 10 starts ... 33 tackles on the season ... intercepted one pass ... added two pass breakups ... recovered one fumble ... returned 18 punts for 132 yards ... averaged 7.3 yards per return ... returned 26 kickoff for 523 yards ... averaged 20.1 yards per return ... first career start at Eastern Michigan ... registered a career-high six tackles, all primary hits .... recovered first career fumble in the win opposite the Eagles ... posted a career-long kickoff return of 42 yards at Tulane ... returned five kickoffs for career-best 86 yards against Notre Dame ... intercepted a pass in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl versus SMU.
2009: Saw action in seven games ... registered three tackles and one interception ... made collegiate debut during Black Knights' season-opening defeat of Eastern Michigan ... notched one tackle and one interception in that contest ... fourth-quarter pickoff helped Army snap 12-game losing streak in season-opening outings ... returned aerial theft 26 yards ... posted single stops against both Temple and Air Force ... one of eight freshmen to earn varsity letter.
High School: All-county selection at Brookwood High in Snellville, Ga. ... played for head coach Mark Crews ... saw action at wide receiver and cornerback positions ... standout punt returner as well ... two-time letterwinner ... served as team captain as a senior ... established school record with 75-yard punt return during first round of 2006 playoffs versus South Cobb ... helped squad to three straight regional championships ... earned four additional varsity letters in track and field ... specialized in sprint events on track ... ranks fourth all-time on school's all-time list in both 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles events ... high school teammate of current Army teammates A.J. and Jarrett Mackey ... one of record-setting number of 28 Division 1-A signees out of Gwinnett County in Georgia in 2008.
Personal: Born Jan. 20, 1990 ... given name is Joshua Alexander Jackson ... parents' names are Leverne and Jacqueline Jackson ... cousin, Rickey Dixon Jr., currently holds rank of specialist in U.S. Army ... high school teammate of current Army teammate Jarrett Mackey ... the pair attended USMA Prep School together and have been football teammates since sixth grade ... majoring in Engineering Management.