Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Thin Gators Work Jackson on Defense

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Thin Gators Work Jackson on Defense

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GAINESVILLE -- Practice ended yesterday in an odd position for

On the other side of the ball.

Jackson, UF's co-starter at tailback, worked at strong-side

linebacker yesterday to add depth to what has become a thin

position. Jackson, who originally began as a safety at UF last

year before being switched to tailback in the second week of the

season, likely will play both spots this season.

"It doesn't really bother me to do a little double work," said

Jackson, who rushed for 780 yards and six touchdowns last year

in a part-time role, and was named to the Southeastern

Conference All-Freshman team. "I'm just over there [defense] to

add a little depth in case something happens."

The switch was brought on from two developments in the first

week of two-a-days. Foremost, starting linebacker Mike Peterson

injured his knee and will be out four to six weeks, leaving

redshirt freshman Jevon Kearse as the starter.

Kearse has been impressive in practice, and both coach Steve

Spurrier and defensive coordinator Bobby Stoops said he is the

clear starter. …

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