Cowboy Declares for Draft

By Sam Gannon - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - McNeese State Cowboy Janzen Jackson has decided to enter the 2012 NFL Draft.

The former Barbe star was one of a record 65 underclassmen declared eligible for April's draft. He spent two seasons with the Tennessee Volunteers before head coach Derek Cooley kicked him off the team last August due alleged substance abuse issues.

Jackson came back to his hometown of Lake Charles, where head coach Matt Viator gave him a second shot as a Cowboy. The junior played both safety and cornerback for the Pokes, and during his one season, recorded 32 tackles, three interceptions and scored his first career touchdown on an 84 yard-yard interception return at Lamar.

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