Overview
Anthony Tyson Jackson is a defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs, who selected him third overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. Jackson played college football at LSU, where he helped lead the Tigers to a BCS National Championship. Tyson Jackson is 6-feet, 5-inches tall and weighs 290 pounds.
Prep Career
Tyson Jackson was a starter on both offense and defense at West St. John High School in Edgard, LA, but his best play came on the defensive end. He finished his senior season with 84 tackles and 16.0 sacks to help lead his team to the Louisiana 2A State Championship.
Freshman Year
After redshirting the 2004 season at LSU, Tyson Jackson made an impact as a backup defensive lineman. He was named to the SEC's All-Freshman team, recording 13 total tackles in 12 games. He had a career-high four tackles, including 1.0 sacks, in LSU's win over Mississippi.
Sophomore Year
Tyson Jackson moved into the starting defensive end position as a sophomore, leading LSU with 8.5 sacks in 2006. He recorded 37 total tackles and also had an interception and a forced fumble. Against Alabama, Tyson Jackson had four total tackles a sack and two pass deflections, earning SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors. After the season, Tyson Jackson was named a second team All-SEC selection.
Junior Year
Though Tyson Jackson's sacks dropped to 3.5 as a junior, he was still effective, leading the Tigers with 15 quarterback hurries. He was also second on the team with 10 pass deflections. He finished with 36 total tackles, 4.5 for loss. He recorded a sack and forced a fumble in LSU's win over Ohio State in the 2008 BCS National Championship Game. He recorded at least one tackle in each of the last nine games of the season, including eight total tackles in LSU's triple-overtime loss against Kentucky.
Senior Year
As a senior, Tyson Jackson finished with 36 total tackles (10.5 for loss) and 4.5 sacks. He recorded at least one tackle in each of LSU's 13 games, extending his streak to 22 consecutive games with a tackle. Tyson Jackson had 4.5 sacks in the first six games of the season, including back-to-back multi-sack games against Florida and South Carolina, but was held without a sack in LSU's final seven games of the season.
NFL Career
Jackson was selected in the first round (3rd overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. After missing the first week of training camp due to a contract holdout, Jackson signed a five-year/$57M contract with Kansas City. The deal included $31M in guaranteed money.

Jackson immediately moved into the Chiefs starting lineup. He started the first five games of the season, before coming off the bench in Week 6 against Washington. In that game, he recorded his first career interception, helping the Chiefs earn their first win of the season. He finished his rookie season with 38 total tackles in 16 games (14 starts).
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