Boston College football junior wide receiver Harrison Jackson operated in stealth his first two seasons on the Heights, concealed almost completely by the Chase Rettig to Alex Amidon connection. Sadly, 2014 will not be his breakout year.
Regardless, at some point, the football is going to go in the air and someone is going to have to catch it, ideally someone in a Boston College uniform. Prior to his arrival in Chestnut Hill, Harrison Jackson was catching footballs in a Loudoun Valley High School uniform. There, he was an all-district player and ended up catching the eye of the Eagles in time for his recruitment.
When Jackson got to Boston College, he played as a true freshman, appearing in five games in 2012. As one might expect, given that this season was the same in which Alex Amidon set new program records for a receiver, Harrison Jackson did not get the chance to accomplish a great deal, but he did record his first career reception.
His sophomore season in 2013 started out with some promise, and he did record his first touchdown catch in the game against New Mexico State on November 9. Unfortunately, that contest also brought about horrors. During the Aggie game, Jackson was injured following a nasty collision and was ultimately hospitalized. Jackson would return home and actually play in the final two games of the season, one of which was the bowl game.
Before we get to the really bad news, the facts:
Harrison Jackson #3: Fast Facts
- Position: Wide receiver
- Hometown: Round Hill, Virginia
- High School: Loudoun Valley High School, Purcellville, VA
- Measurements: 6-foot-2, 204 lb.
- Class year at 2014 opener: Junior
- BC games played: 15
Harrison Jackson #3: 2013 Season
- Backup wide receiver
- Cumulative statistics: 5 rec., 46 yards, 1 TD
- Appeared on Spring 2014 roster
In late April, following the conclusion of spring camp, it was reported that Jackson tore his ACL and will miss the entire 2014 season. This is a bad break for a hard-working young man who might have actually contributed to the team this year. Alas, it was not to be.
Assuming the school wants one, the player wants one, and the NCAA grants one, a medical redshirt (“hardship waiver”) could be in Jackson’s immediate future and he might get a do-over on his junior season in 2015.
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