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Monday, October 30, 2006

2002 DHS grad is valuable linebacker on 7-0 Univ of Louisville team

(Louisville) The Courier-Journal, Sports, 10/24/06, by C.L. Brown

Cards' linebackers define 'depth' chart

From the story:
University of Louisville linebackers Lamar Myles and Malik Jackson aren't big on calling attention to themselves.

As the No. 6 Cardinals (7-0, 2-0 Big East) prepare to face No. 4 West Virginia (7-0, 2-0) on Nov. 2, rest assured Mountaineers quarterback Patrick White will be calling them out. As in, "Block those guys."

Myles, a sophomore from Winter Park, Fla., leads the Cards with 32 tackles. Jackson, a junior from Dunwoody, Ga., has four sacks and seven tackles for loss, second on the team in both categories to lineman Amobi Okoye. Neither linebacker started August camp in the starting lineup.

Jackson, who is tied for fourth on the team with 28 tackles, said the depth has allowed everyone to stay fresh.

Petrino added Jackson's athleticism gave the coaches flexibility to use him in a number of positions and situations.

"We've put a lot more on the table for him to do," Petrino said. "He plays our SAM linebacker and also plays defensive end in our nickel packages. He rushes the passer very well. He's had a very good year."

From player bio, Malik Jackson

Dunwoody High School: Extremely physical, hard-hitting defensive back ... three-year letterwinner and two-year starter at Dunwoody High School ... logged 93 tackles, including 65 solo stops, two tackles for loss and four forced fumbles as a senior when he earned All-Region and second-team All-County honors ... clocked at 4.45 in the 40.

Personal Profile: Son of Romona and Anthony Jackson... born 6/10/85... Sports Administration major.


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