Tom Murphy is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 football poll.
Size, strength, desire make Jackson hard to block
El Dorado's Bijhon Jackson stops Camden Fairview's DJ Franklin in the backfield in Camden.
Bijhon Jackson got his fancy first name from a French perfume, but there's hardly anything delicate about his football style.
at a glance
HEIGHT/WEIGHT 6-2, 340
POSITION Defensive tackle
HOMETOWN El Dorado
NOTEWORTHY Ranked as the No. 1 prospect in Arkansas by ESPN and 247Sports. Helped lead El Dorado High School to Class 6A state championships in 2011 and 2013. State record holder with 360 pound power clean. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-Arkansas first team. Ranked No. 4 defensive tackle in the country by Scout.com, No. 5 by 247Sports Composite and No. 6 by ESPN. Played in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl on the winning West team. Two-time academic all-conference pick. Plans to major in math. Posted 175 career tackles. Parents are Anthony and Michelle Jackson. Chose Arkansas over Alabama and Ole Miss.
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