UTEP (1-0) christens the home portion of its 2014 schedule versus Big 12 power Texas Tech (1-0) on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 9:05 p.m. MT.
2007 (JUNIOR): Appeared in nine games, earning a starting nod in the season opener versus New Mexico in place of the suspended Marcus Thomas ... ranked third on the team in rushing with 202 yards on 39 carries (5.2 avg.) ... also made two catches for 20 yards ... had his two most productive games to start the season, as he ran for 70 yards and a TD on 11 attempts against UNM and followed that up by gaining 60 yards on nine tries at Texas Tech ... missed three straight games (Texas Southern, at SMU, Tulsa) with an ankle injury before returning for the final six contests of the season ... ran for 48 yards on only seven attempts (6.9 avg.) in the last two games of the year versus Southern Miss and at UCF, while returning six kickoffs for 106 yards (17.7 avg.) during that stretch.
2006: Sat out the season per NCAA rules after transferring from the University of Oregon ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.
PRIOR TO UTEP: Played in seven games for Oregon as a sophomore in 2005, rushing 27 times for 107 yards (4.0 avg.) ... caught eight passes totaling 37 yards (4.6 avg.) ... also utilized on kickoff returns (two for 38 yards, 19.0 avg.) ... worked with the scout team as a freshman in 2004 ... redshirted in 2003 ... SuperPrep and PrepStar All-American at Centennial High School ... rated one of the top 15 running backs in the nation, and one of the top two in the state of California ... listed as the no. 17 prep prospect in California after rushing for 2,664 yards, an average of 204.9 per game, his senior year ... averaged 7.9 yards per carry as a senior, scoring 43 touchdowns (40 rushing, three receiving) ... also caught 23 passes for 245 yards and led the Inland Empire in scoring at 20.3 points per game ... chosen honorable mention Best in the West by the Long Beach Press-Telegram ... as a junior, compiled 2,344 yards rushing (7.3 avg.) with 44 scores ... junior honors included being named to the Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 team, as well as first team All-CIF Southern Section ... high school coach was Matt Logan.
PERSONAL: Parents are Johnny and Mary Jackson ... has one sister ... full name is Terrell Jevon Jackson ... born 3/20/86 (Carson, Calif.) ... multidisciplinary studies major.