CAREER: Named 2013 preseason All-American by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele, and the best offensive lineman in the SEC by the Birmingham News . . . Returning for his senior season after turning down a trip to the NFL … Anchor of the Bulldog frontline and three-year starter for the Maroon and White, considered a top-five offensive lineman for the 2013 NFL Draft … 2012 Phil Steele and FoxSportsNext Second-Team All-American . . . Honorable Mention All-American by Sports Illustrated and Pro Football Weekly . . . Has started all 39 of his games in college at left guard . . . Earned First-Team All-SEC honors by the AP and Phil Steele in 2012 after being named to the preseason 2012 All-SEC Second Team by the SEC Coaches, Phil Steele, Athlon and the SEC’s Football Information Directors . . . 2011 Rivals.com Sophomore All-American after being named to the All-SEC Second-Team by Rivals.com and the AP . . . Named Rivals.com All-SEC Second Team in 2011, starting all 13 games his redshirt sophomore season . . . Started all 13 games at left guard during his redshirt freshman season. . . Redshirted during his true freshman season on campus . . . Highly-recruited lineman from the Mississippi prep ranks.
2012 (JUNIOR): Named to the Phil Steele and FoxSportsNext All-America Second Team, as well as earning honorable mention All-America honors from Sports Illustrated and Pro Football Weekly . . . Earned First-Team All-SEC honors by the AP and Phil Steele and second-team honors by the SEC Coaches and ESPN.com . . . A midseason All-American by Phil Steele and Scout.com . . . Member of the 2012 Outland Trophy Watch List and Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List . . . Started all 13 games at left guard, grading out a champion in 12 contests . . . Part of an offensive line that gave up the second-fewest sacks in the SEC (29th nationally) . . . Did not personally give up a sack all season . . . Graded out at 85 percent with six pancake blocks in 16 snaps in the season opener vs. Jackson State . . . Blocked for the SEC Offensive Player of the Week in the SEC-opening win against Auburn, grading out at 91 percent with six pancake blocks . . . Graded out at 90 percent with 10 pancake blocks in the triumph at Troy, blocking for LaDarius Perkins, who had a career-high 179 rushing yards . . .Graded out at over 90 percent for the third-straight game in the victory at home against South Alabama, tallying four pancake blocks . . . Led the way for another 100-yard rusher in the SEC win at Kentucky, recording a grade of 86 percent with seven pancake blocks . . . Graded out a season-high 95 percent in the nationally-televised win again Tennessee . . . Paved the way for a 100-yard rusher for the third-straight game with an 84 percent grade and five pancake blocks in the homecoming win over MTSU . . . Knocked down eight and graded 87 percent at Alabama . . . Recorded a season-best 12 pancake blocks and graded 89 percent at LSU . . . Finished with nine pancake blocks and a grade of 94 percent in the home victory vs. Arkansas . . . Graded out a champion in the Egg Bowl rivalry game at Ole Miss .... Graded out a champion vs. Northwestern in the Gator Bowl as he helped the Bulldogs rack up 186 yards on the ground.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Named to the AP and Rivals.com All-SEC Second-Team, as well as the Rivals.com Sophomore All-American team . . . Started at left guard for all 13 games . . . Graded out a champion in five games and recorded a team-high 69 takedowns . . . Notched a season-high nine takedowns at Auburn . . . Graded out at a career-high 91 percent against UT Martin . . . Blocked for a running back who finished fourth in the SEC in rushing, while giving up the fifth-fewest sacks in the league . . . As a blocker, helped the 2011 squad reach the top 10 in school history for single-season marks in passing touchdowns, passing completions, total yards and first downs . . . Helped the offense tally multiple rushing touchdowns in games against Memphis, Auburn, Kentucky, UT Martin, Ole Miss and Wake Forest . . . Blocked for an offense that scored 50-plus points twice in the same season for the first time since 1914 (four), and only the third time in school history (1907, twice) . . . Part of an offense that paved the way for running back Vick Ballard to rush for a career-high 180 yards against Wake Forest in the Music City Bowl.
2010 (FRESHMAN): SEC All-Freshman selection by the coaches . . . Earned the starting spot at left guard prior to the season opener . . . Helped pave the way for the Bulldog rushing attack that averaged 214.8 yards per game, 16th in the country and second-highest average in the SEC . . . Graded out at 80 percent or higher six times . . . Posted 40 knockdown blocks . . . Graded out at 93 percent in the Bulldogs’ win over Kentucky . . . Helped State rush for over 200 yards seven different times.
2009 (REDSHIRTED): Redshirted his true freshman year.
HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked as the No. 52 offensive tackle prospect in the country by recruiting website Scout.com . . . Considered the third-best offensive lineman in Mississippi by Scout.com, which credited him with a 5.1-second time in the 40-yard dash . . . Rivals.com had him ranked as the No. 85 offensive tackle prospect in the nation . . . Rivals also had him ranked as the No. 28 prospect in the state of Mississippi, the fourth-best offensive lineman on the chart . . . Rated with the top 40 high school prospects in the state of Mississippi by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger following his senior season . . . Had started both ways at tackle since his freshman season . . . Other top scholarship offers: LSU, Auburn, and Ole Miss.
PERSONAL: Born Gabriel C. Jackson on July 12, 1991 . . . Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jackson . . . His father was his high school coach.