|3 Brandon Jackson|
Made quite a splash during spring drills to earn a preseason designation as the Pirates' starter at the tailback position ... Used performance and took advantage of thin personnel (absence of Dominique Lindsay/injury and Jonathan Williams/personal) to rapidly climb depth chart ... A highly-regarded athlete and much-publicized high school recruit out of the Pacific Northwest who opened career at Southeastern Conference member Kentucky before transferring to East Carolina ... Quickness, elusiveness, strength, savvy and determination could allow for honors candidacy depending on final role designation on offensive unit ... Rushed for a game-high 48 yards on 15 carries and caught two passes for 21 yards during first spring scrimmage (4/4) ... Followed up with another 48-yard effort (eight attempts) and a 12-yard reception in second contest (4/8) ... Picked up a team-best 55 yards on 15 carries and was on the receiving end of a six-yard toss from Josh Jordan during the Purple-Gold Game (4/18) ... Cited as unit's "most improved" player at the conclusion of spring drills by position coach Junior Smith.
2008: Transferred into the East Carolina program during fall camp ... Did not experience game action in accordance with the NCAA's transfer policy.
2007: Redshirted during freshman campaign at Kentucky ... Signed with the Wildcat program out of high school.
High School: One of the nation's top-50 running backs as selected by Rivals.com, which called him "the top rusher in the Pacific Northwest" ... The No. 2 prospect in Oregon by SuperPrep, No. 3 in the state by Rivals.com, and No. 4 by Scout.com ... An All-West Region selection by PrepStar, which described him as "a very good downhill runner who runs with excellent field vision" ... Three-year starting running back, two years at Marist Catholic High School and one (sophomore) at Sheldon High School, in Eugene, Ore. ... Team went to the state playoffs all three seasons, including a 13-0 record and state championship with Marist his junior year ... Named all-state ... Averaged more than 10 yards per carry during his prep career ... Rushed for 1,998 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior, including a top game of 356 yards vs. rival Junction City, and was the conference player-of-the-year ... Ran for approximately 1,300 yards as a junior and also had 600 receiving yards ... Also a starting defensive back his final two seasons ... Coached by Rory Rosenbach ... Competed three years in track in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, 4x100 relay, and the long jump ... Went to the state meet in the relay his sophomore year ... Initially picked Kentucky over California, Oregon State, Boise State, Boston College, and Washington.
Personal: Full name is Brandon Michael Jackson ... Born June 11, 1989 at Honolulu, Hawaii ... Son of Sherie Osgood ... Major is business and information technology education.