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FNL Player of the Week: Damani Jackson

Posted at 10:18 PM, Sep 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-01 01:18:37-04

Senior Damani Jackson was called to the offensive side of the ball last week and made the most of his opportunity.

“That was a game where he actually had been practicing there. That was the opportunity that he had to shine,” said head coach Derrick Dunham.

Jackson rushed for three touchdowns, over 200 yards. Something he’s never done before.

 “That was my first game doing the whole offensive thing so I was nervous from the start but I think I’m kind of of finding my way into it,” said Jackson.

Since his sophomore year, Jackson has been known as a linebacker.

“I just always liked the contact. I was scared to get hit, so I rather do the hitting then get hit,” said Jackson. 

But last Friday, he was called upon by Coach Dunham.

“We needed guys on the offensive side of the ball so the coaches seen something in me and tried me out,” said Jackson.

Jackson excelled in his new offensive role, while still racking up the tackles. He led the team with eleven and a sack.

He also led the Vikings to a comeback effort, winning 27-26 over South High. And he’s prepared to do the same on Friday.