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#55 Jason Ackermann
Position: Inside Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
City/State: Louisville, Colo.
High School: Fairview
Experience: 1 Letter


AT COLORADO: This Season (Sr.)—
He saw action in 11 games on special teams, registering one knockdown block; he did not see any action from scrimmage.  He did finally fully recover from a nasty knee injury he suffered late in his sophomore (2004) season, one in which he tore both ligaments and cartilage.  He had three tackles in the spring game and five total in the three main spring scrimmages.

 

2005 (Jr.)—He did not see any action, as he did not return from a knee injury until very late in the season, dressing for the final three games of the year though he was not really at 100 percent.  It was originally hopeful he would return at some point early in the season, but the rehab process took longer than expected.  He missed all of spring drills.  

 

2004 (Soph.)—He saw action in nine games, seven on defense and in all nine on special teams before he suffered torn ligaments and cartilage in the Kansas game.  He had surgery (Nov. 19) and missed the remainder of the year.  Prior to the injury, he racked up nine tackles (seven solo) in 86 plays from scrimmage as the backup inside (will) linebacker.  He added two more stops, both solo and one inside-the-20, on special teams coverage duty and also had a downed punt.  He enjoyed a solid spring, tying for the second most tackles in the three main scrimmages with 21 (12 solo, two for losses). 

 

2003 (Fr.-RS)— He saw action in 11 games, one on defense at inside linebacker and in all on special teams.  In 27 snaps on defense against Baylor, he was on three tackles, including a solo stop; on special teams, he had two points on the strength of an assisted tackle and a fourth down stop on a misplayed punt (also against Baylor). He had a solid spring, posted 17 tackles, four for losses, in the three full scrimmages; with only three healthy inside linebackers for much of spring ball, he received plenty of quality reps.

 

2002 (Fr.)—Redshirted; he practiced the entire fall at inside linebacker. Originally slated for January enrollment, some attrition enabled him to join the team in fall camp after the first week of drills.

 

HIGH SCHOOL—As a senior, he garnered Prep Football Report all-Midwest and PrepStar and SuperPrep all-Midlands honors.  Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 17 ILB in the land.  He was the all-Colorado Defensive Player-of-the-Year (Rocky Mountain News), and was also all-Colorado by the Denver Post and first-team all-state by both newspapers.  He was all-Boulder County (Boulder Camera) and all-Centennial League as both a junior and senior.  As a sophomore, he was Fairview’s Newcomer-of-the-Year, as he played the last half of the year with varsity, including starts in four games (two playoff).  He totaled some gaudy numbers in his prep career, topped by 388 tackles, over 120 for losses, 18 quarterback sacks, 17 forced fumbles, 11 blocked kicks and six interceptions.  As a senior, he was in 189 tackles (108 solo), with an amazing 82 for losses including eight quarterback sacks.  But the numbers didn’t stop there, as he had over two dozen hurries, 11 forced fumbles, five recoveries (one for a touchdown), three interceptions (returning one for a TD) and five blocked kicks (four FG, one punt).  As a junior, he was in on 132 tackles, including 83 solo stops, 30 tackles for loss and six sacks, to go with four forced fumbles, three interceptions and three blocked kicks (two FG and a punt he returned for a score).  He had 67 tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles and three blocked kicks as a sophomore.  He played some spot tight end throughout his career, primarily as a blocker though he did have three career receptions.  His top games as a senior: in a 21-17 win over Columbine, he had 22 tackles (seven TFL’s, two sacks) and two forced fumbles; in a 20-13 victory over rival Boulder, he had 18 tackles (four TFL’s, one sack), an interception, a forced fumble and a blocked punt; and in a 38-14 win over Mullen, he had 17 tackles (eight TFL’s, one sack), an interception, a forced fumble, and a 34-yard kickoff return.  Fairview was 12-2 his senior year, reaching the state championship game (a 9-3 loss to Chatfield), 9-2 his junior season and 10-2 his sophomore year under coach Tom McCartney, winning the Centennial League title all three years.  He also lettered twice in basketball (power forward) and once in baseball (centerfielder). 

 

ACADEMICS—He is majoring in sociology at Colorado.  Owner of a 3.62 grade point average in high school, he was one of nine 2001 Colorado Chapter National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athletes.

 

PERSONAL—He was born January 19, 1984 in Boulder.  His hobbies include most sports, camping, fishing, drama, music and dancing.  He is also active with Young Life, Student Venture and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  His cousin, Amber Metoyer (another Fairview student), played two seasons for CU’s women’s basketball and outdoor track teams.  An aunt (Sonja Hardy) was a U.S. Olympic hurdler at the ’76 Summer Olympics; several uncles played college football: Mike Metoyer (at Colorado, a defensive end on the 1973 team), Lucien Hardy (UNLV) and Travis Hardy (Kansas), with a cousin (Lucien Hardy, Jr.) playing at Weber State.

 

 


Season


G


Plays

Tackles
UT  AT--TOT


TFL


Sacks


3DS


Hurr


FR


FF


PBU


Int

2003

1

27

   1    2--   3

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2004

7

86

   7    2--   9

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Totals

8

113

   8    4-- 12

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

ADDITIONAL STATISTICS—Special Team Tackles: 0,1—1 (2003); 2,0--2 (2004).

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