#30 Vershad Jackson
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 165
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Missouri City, Texas
High School: Thurgood Marshall
Experience: 1 Letter
NEW MEXICO: A returning defensive back who has great closing speed ...has a strong upper body ... worked hard during the 2013 offseason to improve lower body strength ... coaches say he has just scratched the surface of his development as a cornerback prospect.

2012 (TRUE FRESHMAN): Played in seven games on defense and special teams ... finished the season with five tackles, including four solos.

HIGH SCHOOL:A first-team All-District selection his senior year for Thurgood Marshall High School and coach James Williams...nearly 40 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 four-by-200 meter relay and the 400 meters.

PERSONAL: >Born July 21, 1994 in Houston, Texas...full name is Vershad Exavier Jackson...parents are Reginald and Carla Jackson...his twin brother Rashad 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 Rashad, 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.