Jackson played for the Braunschweig New Yorker Lions of the German Football League in 2019 and led the team with 89 total tackles. He added two sacks, three interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
In college, Jackson played 22 games over three years at Tarleton State, a Division II program in Stephenville, Tex. He earned second-team Lone Star Conference recognition in 2017 after recording 122 total tackles – the third-highest total in the nation – in 10 games. Jackson had 11 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two pass breakups.
Over the course of his career with the Texans, he had 206 tackles including 17 tackles for loss, five sacks, two interceptions returned for touchdowns, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and four pass breakups. Prior to attending Tarleton State, Jackson played two seasons at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Tex.
STEPHENVILLE – After finishing the season among the nation's top five tacklers, Basil Jackson was named to the second all-region team by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association.
"I'm very proud of Basil and he definitely deserves this honor and probably a few more," said head coach Todd Whitten. "He was a great senior leader for us on and off the field. He had a tremendous season and we will certainly miss him moving forward, but I couldn't be any prouder of the year he had and I wish him all the best."
Jackson, a senior linebacker from Arlington, played in 10 games for the Texans and boasted 122 tackles for an average of 12.2 tackles per game to finish the season at No. 3 in the country. Of his 122 stops, he made 64 solo tackles and 11.0 for a loss to go along with 4.5 sacks, six QB hurries, two pass breakups, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.
This is the second postseason honor that Jackson has received after being named an All-LSC second team linebacker last month. This is his first career all-region award.
Jackson has been a part of the Texan Football program since 2015. After redshirting his first year on campus, he stepped into the starting linebacker role for head coach Todd Whitten last season. He's played in 21 games over the last two years and has made 206 tackles, including 118 solo and 17.0 for a loss. He also has two career interception returns for a touchdown on his career resume.