2017 Game-by-Game Statistics
2017: Played in 12 games ... missed the Baylor contest ... rushed 29 times for 89 yards (3.07), caught four passes for four yards (1.00) and returned two kickoffs for 39 yards (19.50) ... logged a season-high 20 rushing yards against both N.C. Central and Northwestern ... had a season-high two pass receptions at Virginia Tech ... kickoff returns came versus Miami (1-24) and Georgia Tech (1-15) ... on the field for 129 snaps.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Played at Pace Academy for coach Chris Slade ... consensus three-star prospect by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com ... listed as the No. 36 athlete in the country by Scout.com ... ranked among the top 60 running backs nationally by 247Sports.com (No. 46) and ESPN.com (No. 54) ... all-region pick following senior season as Pace went 6-5 with a state playoff appearance ... as a junior, received all-state honors after rushing for 1,562 yards and 10 TDs as team went 13-2 and captured the state championship ... in the state title game, rushed for 114 yards and three TDs as Pace defeated Fitzgerald, 42-21 ... in sophomore campaign, caught 26 passes for 492 yards and rushed 27 times for 162 yards while totaling eight TDs as Pace went 7-6 with a state playoff appearance ... also played basketball.
PERSONAL: Born February 18, 1999 ... son of Deon Jackson and Dadra and Tiffani Smith ... father lettered four seasons (1996-97-98-99) as a running back at The Citadel and rushed for 1,346 career yards ... mother was a member of the track and field program at the University of Miami and earned All-America honors after placing 13th in the long jump at the 1995 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships ... stepfather played basketball at Utah State ... brother, DarQuez Watson, is a current member of the football program at Presbyterian College.