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USC football: Drake Jackson named Freshman All-American

Going into the 2019 season, freshman defensive end Drake Jackson received favorable comparisons to Leonard Williams and Rasheem Green. Then he managed the most impressive part: Living up to those comparisons.

Jackson completed his stellar freshman campaign with 5.5 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss, both marks leading the team, plus 41 tackles, three pass break ups and a forced fumble.

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That earned him a first team nod on 247Sports Freshman All-American team, as well as a second team selection on the Pro Football Focus Freshman All-American squad.