Bennett Jackson

Pos: CB // Height: 6-0 // Weight: 172 lbs // Class: 2014 // Hometown: Hazlet, NJ (Raritan)

Bennett Jackson

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Bennett Jackson was an early committed for Charlie Weis in the spring of 2009 and remained committed to the Irish during the coaching change. Jackson made an immediate impact for the Irish in 2010 as a special teams ace and primary kick returning. Jackson won the Special Teams Player of the Year award at the 2010 Awards banquet.

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Shembo, Rees, Jackson Look to Shine at Shrine Bowl

Shembo, Rees, Jackson Look to Shine at Shrine Bowl

Notre Dame will have a trio of departing seniors looking to improve their NFL resumes on Saturday afternoon Saturday afternoon at the East West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Prince Shembo, Tommy Rees, and Bennett Jackson will all be playing for the West team. Here’s a quick look at what each of the three [...]

Comments (9) // Published: January 18, 2014

Notre Dame vs. Pitt - Key Matchups

Notre Dame vs. Pitt – Key Matchups

Notre Dame struggled mightily last week but survived against Navy and kept their BCS hopes alive.  The Irish are done with facing the option offense which is good for the defense as they can get back to normal assignments.  The offense will have more difficulty putting up points as they’ll be facing division one athletes [...]

Comments (0) // Published: November 6, 2013

Notre Dame @ Purdue '13: Shamrock Stickers

Notre Dame @ Purdue ’13: Shamrock Stickers

Notre Dame overcame another slow start to survive a scare in West Lafayette, defeating the Boilermakers 31-24.  The Irish scored 21 points in the span of 3:29 in the fourth quarter to seize control of the game.  Notre Dame’s performance was underwhelming as they came into the game three touchdown favorites yet struggled immensely to [...]

Comments (6) // Published: September 16, 2013

Notre Dame @ Purdue '13: Key Matchups

Notre Dame @ Purdue ’13: Key Matchups

Notre Dame enters its game with in-state rival Purdue coming off a very poor performance versus Michigan.  The Irish turned the ball over, took costly penalties, and struggled defensively against the Wolverines.  The Irish need to play much better than they did in Ann Arbor in order to be successful and getting back on the [...]

Comments (10) // Published: September 12, 2013

#4 Bennett Jackson - 2013 Top 25 Notre Dame Football Players

#4 Bennett Jackson – 2013 Top 25 Notre Dame Football Players

We are less than 48 hours until kick-off and we’re reaching the top spot in our countdown of the top 25 players on the 2013 Notre Dame football roster.  Our latest stop is the four spot occupied by none other than Bennett Jackson Originally recruited to Notre Dame as a wide receiver out of the [...]

Comments (1) // Published: August 29, 2013

Notre Dame vs. Temple '13: Key Matchups

Notre Dame vs. Temple ’13: Key Matchups

Notre Dame enters the 2013 season with the weight of high expectations justified by the team’s best season in two decades.  The Irish come off an undefeated regular season and loss in the national championship game to Alabama.  Despite key losses on both sides of the ball the Irish likely have their deepest team in [...]

Comments (4) // Published: August 28, 2013

TJ Jones, Zack Martin, Bennett Jackson 2013 Notre Dame Captains

TJ Jones, Zack Martin, Bennett Jackson 2013 Notre Dame Captains

At the end of last week, Brian Kelly named the captains for the 2013 Fighting Irish and the trio he and the coaching staff selected shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.  Wide Receiver TJ Jones, cornerback Bennett Jackson, and offensive tackle Zack Martin – your 2013 Notre Dame football captains. All three captains for [...]

Comments (0) // Published: August 25, 2013

Ready for Prime Time '13: #3 Bennett Jackson

Ready for Prime Time ’13: #3 Bennett Jackson

Our countdown of players ready for prime time in 2013 continues today as we switch back to the defensive side of the ball by revisiting the Notre Dame secondary. Bennett Jackson has made an impact from day one Since stepping foot on the Notre Dame campus in the summer of 2010, Bennett Jackson has made [...]

Comments (3) // Published: June 24, 2013

Replacing Notre Dame's Defensive Leadership

Replacing Notre Dame’s Defensive Leadership

Last season Notre Dame rode one of the nation’s top defenses to a 12-0 regular season and a berth in the national championship game. The Irish defense was stout against the run and led by physical and experienced players Manti Te’o, Kapron Lewis-Moore, and Zeke Motta. With the Irish losing the leader of each level [...]

Comments (8) // Published: June 7, 2013

Post Spring ’13 – Notre Dame’s BCS Caliber Units

Post Spring ’13 – Notre Dame’s BCS Caliber Units

  Notre Dame’s best units, quelle surprise, are on defense. (3) CORNERBACK Two returning starters in Bennett Jackson, on a collision course with the 2014 NFL draft, and KeiVarae Russell, still several months away from his first anniversary of his conversion to cornerback. Jackson is rangy, with good speed and, providing his recovery goes well, positioned for an [...]

Comments (5) // Published: April 24, 2013

Shamrock Stickers: Oklahoma '12

Shamrock Stickers: Oklahoma ’12

The Irish travelled to Oklahoma double digit underdogs and returned with a signature win to remain undefeated. The Irish knocked off the Sooners 30-13 on the strength of a fourth quarter in which the outscored their hosts 20-7. The hype surrounding the Irish is now at heights not seen in over a decade and the [...]

Comments (9) // Published: October 29, 2012

5 Things I Liked: Stanford '12

5 Things I Liked: Stanford ’12

Another week.  Another win.  Another list of a lot of things I liked seeing from our Fighting Irish.  There were a lot of hiccups along the way on Saturday, but at the end of the day, Notre Dame beat another top 25 team – a team that had beaten them the last three years – [...]

Comments (20) // Published: October 15, 2012

5 Things I Liked: Michigan '12

5 Things I Liked: Michigan ’12

There was a lot to like – and plenty not to like (more on that later) – in Notre Dame’s 13-6 win over Michigan on Saturday night.  This week’s installment of 5 Things I Liked takes a look at what I liked the most from Notre Dame’s 4th win in four tries this season. The [...]

Comments (12) // Published: September 25, 2012

Shamrock Stickers: Michigan '12

Shamrock Stickers: Michigan ’12

Notre Dame’s defense stole the show on Saturday in South Bend as the Irish improved to 4-0 on the season with a 13-6 win over Michigan thanks in large part to forcing 6 Wolverine turnovers.  UHND’s Pierce O’Leary highlights the players of the game with his weekly column Shamrock Stickers. Manti Te’o Yet again Manti [...]

Comments (5) // Published: September 24, 2012

Initial Analysis: Notre Dame 13, Michigan 6

Initial Analysis: Notre Dame 13, Michigan 6

The Notre Dame defense led the Irish to their first win over bitter rival Michigan since 2008 with a dominating performance that carried a sluggish offense that struggled to put points on the board.  Here are some notes based on initial review. Offense The game sped up on Everett Golson this week.  Golson was progressing [...]

Comments (37) // Published: September 23, 2012

5 Things I Liked: Michigan State '12

5 Things I Liked: Michigan State ’12

Little late this week, but here are 5 things I liked from this weekend’s victory over Michigan State.  We’ll have the 5 things I didn’t like from the game tomorrow before moving on to Michigan. The Return of Cierre Wood Theo Riddick and George Atkinson III filled in admirably for Cierre Wood while he served [...]

Comments (12) // Published: September 18, 2012

Initial Analysis: Notre Dame 20, Purdue 17

Initial Analysis: Notre Dame 20, Purdue 17

Notre Dame squeaked out a win over unranked Purdue on Saturday with a last second 27 yard field goal.  Here are some initial notes from the victory. Offense Notre Dame’s offensive line got blown off the line of scrimmage like we haven’t seen in some time today by a talented Purdue defensive line.  The interior [...]

Comments (37) // Published: September 8, 2012

The Indispensables – 2012 Edition

The Indispensables – 2012 Edition

For the third year in a row, I am rolling out my yearly list of the 10 most indispensable players on the Notre Dame roster for the upcoming season – a list of players whose health status is going to make all of the difference between the kind of season Notre Dame fans hope the Irish are [...]

Comments (2) // Published: August 30, 2012

8 Could Breakout for Notre Dame in '12

8 Could Breakout for Notre Dame in ’12

Often times the difference between a good year and a great year for a team is the number of players who come out of nowhere and become star players. Every team has its star players coming into a season and they know what to expect from them. For Notre Dame, we know Tyler Eifert is [...]

Comments (10) // Published: August 29, 2012

6 Upper Classmen Needing a Big Spring

6 Upper Classmen Needing a Big Spring

As we continue trucking on to the end of spring practice for 2012, here’s a quick look at some upper classmen who Notre Dame need to finish this spring off strong in order to avoid having to rely on some inexperienced players at key positions come the fall. Bennett Jackson With Robert Blanton and Gary [...]

Comments (41) // Published: April 12, 2012

Irish Secondary Has Plenty to Prove

Irish Secondary Has Plenty to Prove

Notre Dame’s 2012 defense will be highlighted by one of the strongest front seven’s in the nation, led by senior linebacker Manti Te’o, and standout sophomore’s Aaron Lynch and Stephon Tuitt.  The Irish secondary, however, is a relatively unproven unit with plenty of questions to answer during the 2012 season. The Irish secondary will be [...]

Comments (20) // Published: March 28, 2012

Bennett Okotcha Flips to Oklahoma

Bennett Okotcha Flips to Oklahoma

According to multiple recruiting services, cornerback Bennett Okotcha has switched his verbal commitment to Oklahoma and will sign with the Sooners on National Signing Day this Wednesday.  The loss leaves Notre Dame with 22 verbal commitments two days before Signing Day. Notre Dame has had good luck with decommitments this year with the Irish staff [...]

Comments (9) // Published: February 1, 2011

Notre Dame Passes Out Some Hardware

Notre Dame Passes Out Some Hardware

The first annual football banquet of the Brian Kelly era at Notre Dame featured a different format than years past.  Notre Dame handed out its traditional awards, but a few new ones were handed out during an upbeat night capping off the 2010 season. Here’s a quick recap of all of the awards that were [...]

Comments (7) // Published: January 22, 2011

Early Impressions of the '10 Freshmen

Early Impressions of the ’10 Freshmen

It’s tough to determine which freshman are going to see the field before the pads go on, but so far a few freshman have caught the eye of the coaching staff. Here’s a quick recap of some of the news and notes about this year’s crop of freshman through the first couple of days of [...]

Comments (6) // Published: August 10, 2010

Freshman Numbers Assigned

Freshman Numbers Assigned

The numbers for the incoming freshman class have been assigned by Notre Dame.  Here’s a quick look at the history behind each number for the Notre Dame Class of 2014. #7 Tai-ler Jones - Jones is wearing the same number his father wore as a member of the Fighting Irish in the late 80′s.  The [...]

Comments (14) // Published: June 11, 2010


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