CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 5 2x, vs. Kansas (2012)*
Tackles For Loss: 2, at Kansas (2013)
Sacks: 1 3x, vs. Texas (2014)*
Fumbles Recovered: 1 2x, at Kansas (2013)*
* Indicates most recent high
2014 Played in 10 games (7 starts) with 14 tackles (10 solo), two tackles for loss, one sack, two quarterback hurries and one forced fumble... one of only two defensive players (Zach Winbush) that remained from 2010 Tech roster... recorded three tackles (all solo) and posted a tackle for loss and a forced fumble at Iowa State (11/22)... made two tackles (one solo) against No. 24 Oklahoma (11/15)... recorded sack and forced fumble that resulted in first defensive score of the season as Branden Jackson recovered the fumble in the end zone for a touchdown against Texas (11/1)... also tallied three tackles (all solo) against the Longhorns... had three tackles (one solo) with one quarterback hurry at No. 10 TCU (10/25)... recorded one tackle (assisted) against Kansas (10/18)... made first tackles of the season (3 - all solo) against West Virginia (10/11)... returned to the lineup after missing first road game of the season due to injury but did not make a tackle against Arkansas (9/13)... made season debut in the season opener against Central Arkansas (8/30) with one quarterback hurry (8/30).
2013 Played in 13 games (4 starts) with 15 tackles (13 solo), three tackles for loss (11 yards), one sack, two fumble recoveries, two pass breakups, one interception, one quarterback hurry and one forced fumble... had at least one tackle in 9-of-13 games... made one tackle (solo) and broke up a pass at Texas (11/28)... notched three tackles (all solo) with one tackle for a loss against No. 4 Baylor (11/16) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington... made one tackle (solo) against Kansas State (11/9)... notched one solo tackles against No. 12 Oklahoma State (11/2)... posted one tackle (solo) at No. 12 Oklahoma (10/26)... made one tackle (assisted) at West Virginia (10/19)... had a career-game recording four tackles (all solo) with two tackles for a loss, one sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery at Kansas (10/5)... became the first Red Raider with a sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery in the same game since 2010 (Scott Smith, at New Mexico)... recorded one tackle (solo) against Texas State (9/21)... made first career interception (20 yard return) with the Red Raiders leading TCU 10-3 with 30 seconds left in the third quarter off TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin... marked the first multiple interception game for the Red Raiders since playing at TCU in 2012... recovered a fumble and broke up a pass in home debut against Stephen F. Austin (9/7)... became the first Tech defensive player to recover a fumble since Kerry Hyder at Iowa State in 2012... made season debut with one tackle (assisted) in season opener at SMU (8/30).
2012 Played in 13 games (13 starts) with 29 tackles (23 solo, 6 assisted) with 3.5 tackles for a loss and broke up two passes... made at least one tackle in 12-of-13 games... had multiple tackles in seven games and in six consecutive games from Week 7-12... had one tackle (assisted) - an assisted tackle for a loss of four yards against Minnesota (12/28) in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas at Reliant Stadium... made three tackles (two solo) and had 0.5 tackles for a loss of one yard against Baylor (11/24) at Cowboys Stadium... tallied three tackles (one solo) with 0.5 tackles for a loss at No. 24 Oklahoma State (11/17)... made five tackles (all solo) against Kansas (11/10)... tallied three tackles (all solo) against No. 22 Texas (11/3)... collected three tackles (all solo) and made one tackle for a loss of three yards at No. 3 Kansas State (10/27)... made two tackles (two solo) at No. 21 TCU (10/20)... had one tackle (solo) against No. 4 West Virginia (10/13)... did not post a tackle but broke up one pass against No. 14 Oklahoma (10/6)... posted five tackles (three solo) while notching 1.5 tackles for a loss of three yards at Iowa State (9/29)... collected one tackle (solo) against New Mexico (9/15)... made one tackle (solo) at Texas State (9/8)... tallied one tackle (solo) with a pass breakup in season opener against Northwestern State (9/1).
2011 Played in 12 games (4 starts) with 17 tackles (13 solo) with 2.5 tackles for a loss (loss of 11 yards), recorded one sack, broke up one pass, forced one fumble and recovered one fumble... made at least one tackle in 10 of 12 games played... made one tackle (assisted) against No. 18 Baylor at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington (11/26)... made one tackle (solo- for a loss of five yards) at Missouri (11/19)... collected two tackles (both solo) against No. 2 Oklahoma State (11/12)... recorded one tackle (solo) at No. 25 Texas (11/5)... collected one tackle (solo) at No. 1 Oklahoma (10/22) while also making one rush for three yards on a fake punt attempt that resulted in loss of downs (10/22)... made one tackle (solo) against No. 17 Kansas State (10/15)... had one tackle (solo) against No. 24 Texas A&M (10/8)... made four tackles (one solo) with 0.5 tackles for a loss at Kansas (10/1)... had one tackle (solo) against Nevada (9/24)... posted four tackles (all solo) while making first career sack and forced fumble at New Mexico (9/17)... made career debut breaking up one pass in season opener against Texas State (9/3).
HIGH SCHOOL All-District 6-5A selection ... four-star defensive end (Rivals) ... third-rated defensive end in the state (Texas Football) ... No. 23 rated defensive end nationally and No. 45 overall player in Texas (Rivals) ... No. 34 player in Texas (Superprep) ... named to the Texas Football Reebok Super Team ... one of Texas Football's Top 300 players ... Under Armour All-American game participant ... helped lead Southlake Carroll to an 11-2 record during senior season ... posted nine sacks on the season and 53 total tackles ... also forced five fumbles ... had 40 tackles and 14 sacks during junior season.
PERSONAL Jackson Richards ... born September 14, 1991 in Lubbock, Texas ... son of Jack and Susan Richards ... has one older sister, Kali ... a university studies major at Texas Tech.