The Kareem Jackson Story Is One Of The
Most Incredible Stories
In College Football!
By Super Scout Max Emfinger
Max Emfinger’s 2007 All-American Bowl Game Classic
Independence Bowl Game Stadium – Shreveport, LA
In Our 2007 Max Emfinger’s Third Annual All-American Bowl Game Classic, We Might have had The Most Incredible Story In College Football History And it Might Not Even be Close!
In That 3rd Annual 2007 All-American Bowl Game Classic, We had 113 Players in our Game and We got 63 Scholarships to 63 Players who had No-Offers Before our First Practice. This was also The Last Game that College Coaches could come to one Practice.
My Friend, Coach John Shuman of Fork Union Military Prep School Called me one day in December and said that he had a Great Cover Cornerback by the Name of Kareem Jackson (#25) and Coach Shuman Went-On to tell me that Jackson was a Great Player from Georgia, but that he was “Under The Radar” coming out of High School and that he could never get him on any of The “So-Called” Recruiting Lists after being a Prep School Star.
After telling me all of these Stories about Kareem Jackson, he then Asked Me if I would Consider Inviting a Prep School Player To-Play in My All-American Bowl Game. I was Really Excited about The Prospects of Jackson Playing in My Game and Of Course, I Said Yes!
Since Jackson was from Macon Westside High School in Georgia, I decided to Room-Him with another Cornerback from The South Named Chris Lett from Pensacola, Florida and Incidentally, Chris Lett was already Committed to Alabama, while his Roommate, Jackson did not have a Single Offer when he “Showed-Up” for The First East Team Practice.
Although he had no Scholarship Offers at the First Day of Practice, Jackson was “The Buzz” at all of The Practices and he then Recorded an Incredible Two Interceptions in The Game on Saturday. And Guess-What! The Two Roommates, Jackson and Lett, were Offered a Chance to Visit The Alabama Chrimson Tide on the Very Next Weekend.
After Jackson got to Tuscaloosa, Another One of The Most Interesting Stories Came to Life. First of all, Jackson had Already Graduated from High School and he already had a Really Good ACT Score, so he Already had Good Grades and was Ready To Go To College.
The Crimson Tide Coaches knew this and they also knew that Jackson did not have to go back to Fork Union Prep School, because he had already Qualified for College. The Crimson Tide Coaches would not let him Leave Their Campus until he Finally Committed and so he Finally Signed with Alabama and Entered at Mid-Term, Looking Forward to Spring Training.
As a True Freshman for The Crimson Tide, Kareem Jackson was a “Real Freak” as he Started 12 of 13 Games for The Tide. Jackson also Recorded 66 Tackles, had 3 Interceptions, and 4 Pass Breakups and was Selected to The Freshman All-American Team.
As a Sophomore in 2008, Jackson Recorded 44 Tackles, including 28 Solo Tackles and 10 Pass Breakups and an Interception. Then as a Junior in 2009, Jackson started All 14 Games, including The BCS 2010 National Championship Game. In that Championship Season, Jackson Recorded 49 Tackles, 1 Interception, and 13 Pass Breakups in The 2009 Football Season.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2010
BCS National Championship Game
For All of the 2010 Marbles!
BCS National Championship
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Alabama (13-0) vs. Texas (13)
In The 2010 BCS National Championship Game Against The University of Texas, Alabama Was Ranked #1 in The Country and The Crimson Tide Defeated The Longhorns 37-21. In That National Championship Game, Jackson was Impressive as he Guarded The Longhorns All-American Wide Receiver Jordan Shipley. Although Shipley Caught 10 Passes for Two Touchdowns, Jackson Still Made some Great Plays Against Shipley in Some Really Key Situations in The Victory.
Alabama Super Cornerback Kareem Jackson (#3) Batting The Football Away From Texas Longhorn Super Wide Receiver Jordan Shipley (#8).
Ironically, One of The Top Defensive Players in The 2010 BCS National Championship Game was in Our 2006 Max Emfinger’s Second Annual All-American Bowl Game Classic. Texas Longhorn Defensive End Lamar Houston Recorded 10 Tackles, including 2 Tackles for a Loss and One Quarterback Sack. Houston joined Jackson and Shipley in The 2010 NFL Draft as he was The #2 Draft Choice of The Oakland Raiders; while Shipley was a #3 Draft Choice of The Cincinnati Bengals.
Then, after Three Years, and after he was The Starting Cornerback on Two SEC Championship Teams and The 2010 BCS National Championship Team, Kareem Jackson Decided to come out early and Come-Out Early for The 2010 NFL Draft and Jackson was Invited to The 2010 NFL Scouting Combine.
Coming out of Alabama, Jackson was invited to The 2010 NFL Scouting Combine and he Recorded Some Really Great Measurables. Under THE MEARS RATING Standards of Today, Jackson (5-10, 196, 4,42, 37.5, 4.14, 118, 13) Recorded a Tremendous 2,762 MEARS RATING.
The Top Five Cornerbacks in The 2018 NFL Draft
1. CB Denzel Ward, Ohio State – #1 Draft Choice – Browns – 2,876 MEARS
2. CB Minkah Fitzpatrick, ALA – #1 Draft Choice – Dolphins – 2,763 MEARS
3. CB Jaire Alexander, LOUIS – #1 Draft Choice – Packers – 2,757 MEARS
4. CB Josh Jackson, Iowa – #1 Draft Choice – Packers – 2,757 MEARS
5. Mike Hughes, UCF – #1 Draft Choice – Vikings – 2,753 MEARS
Jackson Completed The Entire NFL Scouting Combine Workout and all of The Scouting Combine Drills. He was satisfied with his Combine Measurables and Performance Drills and so he chose to only Take-Part in The Cornerback Positional Drills at The Alabama Pro Day.
After Kareem Jackson Performed Extremely well, he was projected By The Majority of The NFL Scouts and NFL Draft Analysts to be Drafted in the First or Second Rounds. In an Excellent and Very Deep Cornerback Draft in 2010, Jackson was Ranked about The Fifth Best Cornerback and About #32 in The 2010 NFL Draft.
Jackson Started 40 Games for The Crimson Tide and Thus “Playing in a Lot of Tremendous and Competitive Games” for The Tide, The Houston Texans Still Thought that Jackson was “Ready” to become an Immediate Starter and so They Drafted Him as Their #1 Draft Choice!
Jackson became a #1 Draft Choice and 20th Overall Selection in the 2010 NFL Draft for the Houston Texans. Jackson was Signed by The Houston Texans on July 30, 2010 and Then He Re-Signed with The Texans on March 9, 2015.
In Eight Seasons with The Houston Texans, Kareem Jackson Recorded 472 Tackles of which 398 were Solo Tackles. He also Averaged 59 Tackles and 44.8 Solo Tackles Per Season in 116 Games.