Don Jackson emerging to be Nevada's starting running back

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Sophomore Don Jackson is looking like the favorite to replace Stefphon Jefferson as the teams starting running back for the 2013 season.

The Nevada Wolf Pack offense is looking to replace running back Stefphon Jefferson, and that is not going to be an easy task. Jefferson was second in the nation in rushing with 1,883 yards and scored 24 touchdowns. The odds on favorite to replace Jefferson is junior college transfer Don Jackson.

Jackson barely made it out of high school since he did not take grades so seriously, and even after improving his grades he had to go the junior college route. However, at Iowa Western he was able to graduate in just three semesters, and that is how he was able to attend spring camp with the Wolf Pack.

In his one year at Iowa Western he was part of a national title team while rushing for 574 yards at 8.7 yards an attempt, plus five touchdowns. He was the teams third leading rusher in a loaded back field.

Jackson is getting a second chance for his football life since he nearly did not even make it out of high school. Here he is discussing his goals for the upcoming season:

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