Williamsport grad Jackson earns All-American honor

PHOTO COURTESY OF LHU ATHLETICS Lock Haven’s Jalen Jackson, a Williamsport grad, is shown running after a catch against Indiana (Pa.) during a game earlier this year. Jackson became the first LHU football player to earn AFCA All-American honors.

LOCK HAVEN — Standout tight end Jalen Jackson of the Lock Haven University football team has been named an All-American. The sophomore, who is a Williamsport grad, earned a spot on the 2018 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II All-America second-team offense.

Jackson was without question, one of the premier tight ends in all of NCAA Division II football during the 2018 season.

The dynamic offensive threat hauled in seven TD catches on the season.

The former Millionaire is known for his ability to run after the catch and also his exceptional blocking ability, recorded a total of 44 catches for 537 yards. Jackson averaged 48.8 receiving yards per game.

His seven TDs ranked seventh overall in the PSAC among all players during the regular season and he capped the season with a three-touchdown game in the thrilling win over Gannon in the snow-covered season-finale on the road.

Most recently, Jackson was named to the 2018 Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-Super Region 1 first team. The region’s top player at the tight end position was also a 2018 All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference first-team selection.

Jackson is the first LHU football player to ever earn a spot on the AFCA All-America team.