Alex Bars Named 2018 Notre Dame Football Captain

Bars joins previously named captains center Sam Mustipher, punter Tyler Newsome and linebacker Drue Tranquill


Irish Trio NFL Combine Bound


2016 Notre Dame National Football League Draft Recap

Irish had seven former players selected in the top four rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft this past weekend


2015 Notre Dame Draft Notes


Three Irish Players Drafted On Day Three Of The 2014 NFL Draft

A total of eight former Irish players were selected in the draft, which is the most for Notre Dame since 1994


FB: Inside Football 101 takes you inside Football 101 for 2012 as we tag along with two of the participants in the third-annual event to benefit the Kelly Cares Foundation.


FB: Practice Update April 4 takes a look at the Irish cornerback position - one of the key position battles of the spring - and goes on the field with assistant coach Kerry Cooks - Mic'd Up.


FB: Practice Update March 21 takes you inside the first spring practice of 2012 and looks at the key position battles the team will face - quarterback, cornerback and the right side of the offensive line.



ICON takes a look at some Notre Dame football players spending their late winter/early spring competing in other sports on campus.


The cornerbacks are featured in the latest exclusive update from football practice.

The cornerbacks are featured in the latest exclusive update from football practice.


Notre Dame vs. Stanford (USATSI)

Notre Dame vs. Stanford (USATSI)


Notre Dame vs. Navy (USATSI)

Irish average 9.0 yards per play - a high since 1998 - en route to 38-34 victory.


No. 22 Notre Dame vs. No. 14/12 Oklahoma (USATSI)

George Atkinson III runs for 148 yards, but Irish have seven-game winning streak vs. OU snapped, 35-21.


No. 22 Notre Dame vs. Michigan State (USATSI)

The Fighting Irish topped the Spartans 17-13 for their 10th straight home victory.


Notre Dame at Purdue (USATSI)

Daniels keys fourth-quarter comeback in sixth straight win over Boilermakers, 31-24.


Single-Game Kickoff Returns (Oct. 23, 2010 vs. Navy, 6, t-3rd)

Single-Game Kickoff Returns (Oct. 30, 2010 vs. Tulsa, 6, t-3rd)

Single-Season Kickoff Returns (2010, 29, 4th)

Single-Season Kickoff Return Yards (2010, 645, 5th)

Single-Season Kickoff/Punt Return Yards (2010, 645, 9th)


2013 Bednarik Award Watch List

College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Defensive Back (9.9)

FBS Independent Defensive Player of the Week (9.10)

jackson's career highs

Rush attempts: 1, Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010

Rush yards: 20, Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010 (1 carry)

Long rush: 20, Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010

Total offense attempts: 1, Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010 (1 rush, 0 pass)

Total offense yards: 20, Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010 (20 rush, 0 pass)

All-purpose yards: 146, Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010

Kick returns: 6, at Navy, Oct. 23, 2010; Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010

Kick return yards: 126, Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010 (6 returns)

Long kick return: 43, at Boston College, Oct. 2, 2010

Interceptions: 2, Purdue, Sept. 08, 2012

Long interception return: 36, Purdue, Sept. 8, 2012

Tackles: 9, Michigan, Sept. 22, 2012 (6-3)

Tackles for loss: 1.0, at Boston College, Nov. 10, 2012 (1-0)

Fumbles recovered: 1, Michigan, Sept. 22, 2012

Pass breakups: 2, at Boston College, Nov. 10, 2012

SENIOR SEASON (2013): Started all 13 games at cornerback ... team tri-captain ... led the Irish secondary, and ranked fourth overall, with 64 tackles ... tied for second on the team with two interceptions ... also recorded five tackles for loss, one sack, three pass breakups and a forced fumble ... registered five tackles, all solo stops, including one for a loss of two yards in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers (Dec. 28) in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl ... intercepted a pass, broke up another, and made three tackles at Stanford (Nov. 30) ... posted six tackles at Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) ... chipped in four stops at Air Force (Oct. 26) ... had seven tackles, including a TFL, against USC (Oct. 19) ... in the Shamrock Series win over No. 22 Arizona State (Oct. 5), made four tackles, broke up a pass and forced a fumble ... recorded two TFLs amongst his seven stops against Oklahoma (Sept. 28) ... also credited with a PBU against the Sooners ... made seven tackles in the win over Michigan State (Sept. 21) ... a fourth quarter 34-yard interception return for a touchdown helped ensure Notre Dame's win at Purdue (Sept. 14) ... made four tackles, including a sack that night in West Lafayette as well ... produced a season-high nine tackle effort at Michigan (Sept. 7) ... invited to participate in the East-West Shrine Game.

JUNIOR SEASON (2012): Started all 13 games at cornerback ... proved to be an exceptional cornerback, moving into one of two vacancies at the start of the season ... ranked third on the team with 65 tackles, trailing Manti Te'o and Zeke Motta ... recorded 45 solo stops ... tied for 39th in the FBS in interceptions (0.31/game) ... first Irish cornerback to record four interceptions in one season since Mike Richardson finished with four during the 13-game season in 2006 ... notched seven tackles, including six unassisted, against Navy (Sept. 1) ... notched two more tackles as well as two interceptions (for a total of 47 yards) the following week against Purdue (Sept. 8) ... collected his first career interception in the third quarter against the Boilermakers that ultimately led to a Notre Dame field goal ... also had an interception on the last play of the game to secure the victory ... first Irish player with multiple interceptions in a game since Harrison Smith equaled the school record of three against Miami, Fla., in the 2010 Sun Bowl ... had four tackles on the road against No. 10 Michigan State (Sept. 15) ... recorded a career-high nine tackles against Michigan (Sept. 22), six of them solo stops ... also recovered a fumble for 10 yards and added an interception ... notched one tackle against Miami (Oct. 6), then came to play against Stanford (Oct. 13) with four tackles and a key interception to prevent the Cardinal from scoring a touchdown early in the game ... combined with inside linebacker Carlo Calabrese on the crucial fourth-down overtime play that prevented a Stanford touchdown ... had a breakout game against Oklahoma (Oct. 27) with eight tackles, including seven solo stops ... had his first tackle for loss of the season against Pittsburgh (Nov. 3) ... notched his second tackle for loss among eight more tackles against Boston College (Nov. 10) ... finished out the season with nine more tackles, three against Wake Forest (Nov. 17) and six against USC (Nov. 24) ... credited with four tackles vs. Alabama in BCS National Championship Game.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011): Played in all 13 games, primarily on special teams ... notched 18 tackles ... ranked fifth on the team with seven special teams tackles ... also returned three kickoffs for 32 yards ... had a pair of kickoff returns for 31 yards vs. South Florida ... notched three tackles vs. Purdue, Air Force and Navy ... also had two tackles vs. USF, Wake Forest and Florida State.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010): Saw action in all 13 games in 2010 ... named Notre Dame Special Teams Player of the Year ... served as lead kickoff returner and one of the top gunners on punt and kickoff return defense ... returned 29 kickoffs for 645 yards, good for average of 22.24 yards per return ... ranked 88th in the FBS in kickoff returns (22.24) ... raced 43 yards on his first career kickoff return, the longest return of the season for Notre Dame, at Boston College ... finished the game versus the Eagles with 111 yards on four kickoff returns, good for a 27.8 yard average ... ran 20 yards on a fake punt to help set up a Notre Dame touchdown against Tulsa ... took the opening kickoff against Utah and returned it 35 yards ... registered 10 tackles on special teams, including nine on kickoff return ... the 10 total special teams tackles ranked second best on the team (only Steve Filer had more with 11) ... his nine kickoff return tackles tied Filer for most on the team ... recorded four solo tackles, all on kickoff return, in his Irish debut against Purdue and added another tackle against Michigan ... added one tackle during the matchup with Western Michigan ... added a pair of kickoff return tackles in the victory over Army ... added a tackle on kickoff return in the Hyundai Sun Bowl victory over Miami (Fla.) ... totaled 270 snaps on special teams, tied with Steve Filer and Dan Fox for the most of any Irish player ... totaled six snaps on offense.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named second-best wide receiver in New Jersey by SuperPrep ... recorded 40 receptions for 729 yards and rushed 20 times for 350 yards as senior in 2009 at Raritan High School in Hazlet, N.J. ... also played defensive back and intercepted four passes in 2009 ... led Raritan to 8-3 record in 2009 ... named second-team all-state, first-team all-area and first-team all-Group 2 following senior season by Newark Star-Ledger ... selected first-team all-area by Asbury Park Press ... named preseason first-team all-state by MaxPreps... scored 13 touchdowns and converted 53 PATs for 131 points as senior, ranking 26th in New Jersey scoring ... caught 35 passes for 509 yards with four TDs during junior season in 2008 and rushed 35 times for 267 yards and four TDs ... added two passing TDs, two punt returns for TDs and one kickoff return for a score during junior campaign ... averaged 38 yards per kickoff return and 18 yards per punt return in 2008 ... participated in New Jersey vs. Northeast All-Star Football Classic in June 2009 ... also competed in track and field as sprinter and high hurdler ... played for coach Bob Generelli at Raritan ... son of Bennett Sr. and Grace Jackson ...graduated in December 2013 with a film, television and theatre degree from the College of Arts and Letters.

Jackson's Career Statistics

Rushing Receiving
Year G-S Att Yds Avg TD LG Rec Yds Avg TD LG
2010 13-0 1 20 20.0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0
2011 13-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 13-13 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 39-13 1 20 20.0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0

Jackson's Defensive Career Statistics

2010 13 10 9 1 0.0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0
2011 13 18 11 7 0.0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0
2012 13 65 45 20 1.5 0.0-0 0 1 8 0
TOTAL 39 93 65 28 1.5 0.0-0 0 1 8 0

Bennett Jackson
Bennett  Jackson


Hazlet, NJ

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195


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