A&M RB Jackson (neck) unlikely to play again

Field Level Media

September 19, 2019 at 9:43 pm.

Texas A&M running back Vernon Jackson’s neck injury likely will keep him from playing football again, coach Jimbo Fisher confirmed.

Jackson’s diagnosis hasn’t been released, but he shared on social media in April that the injury occurred in practice and was career-threatening. The Aggies announced over the summer that Jackson would miss the 2019 season.

Speaking Wednedsday night on his radio show, Fisher said Jackson will remain on scholarship and serve as a student assistant.

“He wanted to be in coaching,” Fisher said per The Dallas Morning News. “He’s a tremendous human being. We wanted him to be a part of our team. He’s become a student coach and learning all the things you got to be to do that.”

Jackson, a sophomore, was a four-star recruit in the Class of 2018. He appeared in 12 games for the Aggies last season, primarily on special teams, and gained 49 yards on seven carries.