Team has solid fall semester in the classroom.
Come meet and support the 2012 Boilermakers prior to Saturday's Old Oaken Bucket game against Indiana.
The Old Oaken Bucket and a trip to a bowl are on the line for the Boilermakers this weekend.
The Boilermakers scrimmaged on Monday in Ross-Ade stadium.
2011: Did not play.
2010: Appeared in six games on special teams ... did not record any statistics.
2009: Did not play.
2008: Did not play.
High School: Three-star prospect ranked as No. 66 outside linebacker nationally by Rivals.com ... recorded 55 tackles (29 solo, 22 assists), including six sacks with two fumble recoveries as senior ... caught four passes for 128 yards (32.0 average) and a touchdown ... had 40 tackles, including eight for loss and three interceptions as junior ... second team all-district as junior and senior ... coach was Lenny Pritchard ... member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Given name is Derek Jerrel Jackson ... born Nov. 3, 1989 ... computer technology major ... enjoys playing basketball and working on computers.