Day 18: Newcomer Of The Day
Aug. 23, 2015
BOISE, Idaho - The Broncos are less than two weeks away from their 2015 opener against Washington, and are entering the final week of fall camp. As the final week of camp gets underway, Sunday's Lithia Ford Newcomer of the Day is freshman cornerback Darreon Jackson.
At Derby High School in Derby, Kan., Jackson proved himself a multi-threat playmaker as he scored a combined seven touchdowns in defense and special teams in 2014. He was named all-state, the AVCTL-I Defensive Most Valuable Player and first-team all-league on both offense and special teams, while on defense he recorded 126 tackles, five interceptions, two forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries. On special teams he returned two punts and two kickoffs for touchdowns.
Jackson played his senior season at Derby after spending his previous varsity seasons at Mesquite Horn High School in Texas. There, as a junior, Jackson was named 5A All-State honorable mention and first-team all-district at outside linebacker after registering 89 tackles, four interceptions, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
Bronco fans can get to know Molchon a little more below, and can follow the latest updates and behind-the-scenes happenings of Fall Camp as well as with the many Boise State programs by adding us on Snapchat at "broncoathletics" from a mobile device or tablet.
Name: Darreon Jackson
Why did you choose Boise State?
I felt like it was a better opportunity for me at my position.
What do you enjoy studying/learning more about outside of school and football?
I love watching the History Channel when they talk about World War II.
What is the number-one song that gets you pumped up before a game?
"War" by Edwin Starr
What's your favorite Boise State uniform and helmet combo?
What do you want to do beyond football?
Get into sports management or real estate.
What is your favorite part about Boise so far?
I love practice, the fans and the atmosphere.
What is your favorite hobby outside of football?
I catch and collect turtles.
What is your favorite football movie?
"The Waterboy" and "Rudy"
Who has been the most influential figure in your life so far?
My father, Tony Murphy, and mother, Monique Murphy, and my uncle Kendrick Blackmon.
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