2021 Mountain West Football Top 50 Players: #35, Air Force DE Jordan Jackson

2021 Mountain West Football Top 50 Players: #35, Air Force DE Jordan Jackson

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2021 Mountain West Football Top 50 Players: #35, Air Force DE Jordan Jackson

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2021 Mountain West Football Top 50 Players: #35, Air Force DE Jordan Jackson


A turnback couldn’t keep Air Force’s top defensive lineman from returning to our annual list of the Mountain West’s top athletes.


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Back to reach new heights.

The Air Force Falcons had to go into 2020 without a number of stars, but that couldn’t keep some of them from coming back to our annual list of the Mountain West’s top performers.

Defensive end Jordan Jackson was one of about 40 Academy athletes to take a turnback before the conference decided it would play a fall season after all, so while Air Force missed his presence on the field, he also used his time away wisely. The hope is that a restart will lead to a return to form: Between 2018 and 2019, Jackson racked up 17 tackles for loss and eight sacks.

While he may get a little more attention from offensive linemen the next time he steps on to the field — others from the 2019 Cheez-It Bowl champions like Mosese Fifita and Kyle Johnson have moved on — Jackson could be the tip of the spear that leads the Falcons back to a bowl or possibly more.

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