#20 Rashad Jackson
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 175
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Missouri City, Texas
High School: Thurgood Marshall HS
Experience: 1 Letter
NEW MEXICO: A returning defensive back who gained experience on special teams as well as on defense in 2012 ... has very good speed ... working in the offseason in 2013 to build up his lower body strength to match his upper body ... has the ability to close on the football ... loves playing the game and shows an infectious enthusiasm when he steps onto the field.

2012 (TRUE FRESHMAN): Appeared in six games on special teams and on defense ... finished with five tackles on the season, all solos.

HIGH SCHOOL: A second-team All-District selection his senior year for Thurgood Marshall High School and coach James Williams...recorded more than 30 tackles with two interceptions in 2011...an All-Greater Houston honoree as a junior...a three-year letterman in both football and track and field...Marshall won the state championship when Jackson was a sophomore...timed at 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash...made the Texas state regional finals in the 300-meter hurdles and the four-by-400 meter relay.

PERSONAL: Born July 21, 1994 in Houston, Texas...full name is Rashad Rameese Jackson...parents are Reginald and Carla Jackson...his twin brother Vershad also is a Lobo...cousin Arist Wright was a linebacker at University of Kansas...another cousin, Cedric Washington was a wide receiver at the University of Arkansas...with brother Vershad, will comprise the first set of Lobo twins to play for the Lobos since Donny and Danny Silver from 1968-69...wants to major in computer science.