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Jerome Jackson Seizing His Opportunity

Jerome Jackson's name was one that wasn't mentioned much early in the year when speaking of Michigan's running back depth, but that all changed recently. After two strong rushing performances Jackson has played his way into the rotation, and he plans on staying there. The former Saginaw standout discusses being prepared for this moment, and how he stayed motivated when he had to watch the action from the sidelines -- he took a lesson from his older brother.

The Michigan Wolverines entered the 2005/06 season with what many described as an embarrassment of riches at the running back position. Mike Hart was coming off of a Big Ten Freshmen of the year campaign, Kevin Grady was considered one of the top prep backs in the country, and Max Martin was thought to be more physically talented than either of the aforementioned two. Lost in the...

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