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athlete

Donte Jackson

Position

Defensive Back

Height

70 inches

Weight

181 lbs

College

lsu

Current team

Carolina Panthers

Past teams

Carolina Panthers

Seasons

5

Career Highlights

Donte Jackson is an American football cornerback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at LSU, and was drafted by the Panthers in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Jackson began his career as a running back before switching to cornerback midway through his college career. As a junior in 2016, he was named first-team All-SEC after recording 38 tackles, four interceptions, and two forced fumbles. Jackson entered his senior year as a preseason All-American, and was again named first-team All-SEC after recording 49 tackles and three interceptions. He was also a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation’s top defensive back. Following his senior season, Jackson declared for the NFL Draft. He was selected by the Panthers in the second round with the 55th overall pick. Jackson has appeared in all 32 games for the Panthers over his first two seasons in the NFL, recording 105 tackles, four interceptions, and two forced fumbles.