Five Spartans have earned the academic honor each of their four years.
AT SAN JOSE STATE: In his second season with the Spartans... Competing for playing time as a linebacker... First joined the program for 2017 preseason practice.
2017 SEASON: Played in 12 games primarily as a special teams player... Was credited with a tackle in the BYU and San Diego State games.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football at Bellarmine Prep (Coach Mike Janda)... Played linebacker and fullback... Was a first-team All-West Catholic Athletic League and second-team All-Mercury News choice as a senior... A CalHiSports.com all-state and an honorable mention all-league selection as a junior.
MORE ON JACKSON: A hospitality management major... Enjoys fishing... His dad, Jeff Burrill played college football for the University of Massachusetts... He is a native of Redwood City, Calif.