Houston, TX (Sports Network) - All-SWAC defensive end Marquis Jackson has been
granted his release from Texas Southern University's football program.
Jackson, from Northridge, Calif., requested the release heading into his
redshirt senior season.
The 6-foot-5, 275-pound standout earned All-SWAC first-team honors in each of
the past two seasons. Last season, Jackson had 50 tackles and six sacks while
also ranking sixth in the conference with 18.5 tackles for loss.
TSU, which finished 4-7 last season, has a first-year head coach in Darrell
Asberry. Last year's interim head coach, Kevin Ramsey, has remained on staff as
the defensive coordinator.
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