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    Kenji Jackson
    Kenji  Jackson

    Defensive Graduate Assistant

    Alma Mater:
    Missouri, 2012

    Kenji Jackson joined the Northwestern Football program as a defensive graduate assistant prior to the 2014 season after spending two years on the staff of his alma mater, the University of Missouri.

    After graduating from Mizzou in 2012, Jackson worked as a recruiting graduate assistant before moving into a defensive quality control position for the 2013 campaign. In that role, Jackson assisted the full-time staff with video preparation and scouting analysis to improve the play of the Missouri secondary. The 2013 Tigers claimed the SEC East title outright and posted a 12-2 record, finishing the season with a win over Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl on their way to securing a top-10 year-end ranking.

    After seeing playing time as a true freshman, Jackson made significant contributions throughout his career in Columbia, starting at strong safety in his junior and senior seasons and serving as team captain in 2011 when he earned All-Big 12 honorable mention recognition. Jackson, who was the recipient of his team's Inspirational Player of the Year award in 2011, completed his undergraduate degree in interpersonal communications in three and a half years before earning a master's degree in educational and counseling psychology.