Former Bradwell Institute football player Marsalis Jackson, who just completed his senior year at LaGrange College, played in the FCS National Bowl and the D3 Senior Classic all-star game Dec. 4, representing Team National.
According to National Bowl’s website, the best college All-American and All-Conference seniors are picked to play in the annual bowl in Daytona Beach.
According to LaGrange College’s website, Jackson was selected to the USA South All-Conference second team as announced by the conference office Nov. 23. It was the second time Jackson has earned All-Conference honors.
Jackson had a 34 yard kickoff return in the game, according to the official stats.
Current Bradwell Institute track coach DeAndre Davis made the trip to Daytona to support Jackson, who also ran track as a Tiger.
Davis said Jackson broke free from five tackles during that kick return.
“He was one block away from taking it all the way,” Davis said.
Jackson led the LaGrange Panthers for the third time in four years with 619 receiving yards. He had 43 receptions and scored six touchdowns. He tied for fifth in the USA South in receptions and was sixth in receiving yards. Jackson had a season-high 141 receiving yards and two touchdowns in a 35-26 win at Greensboro.
Jackson finished his career as the school’s all-time receiving yards leader with 2,378 and touchdowns scored receiving and overall with 27. He is third on the career list with 147 catches.
As a freshman, Jackson was the USA South Offensive Rookie of the Year after setting school records with 902 receiving yards and 12 TD catches.