Chevis Jackson is in his second season on Les Miles’ staff at Kansas, coaching the KU defensive backs. Jackson made an immediate impact upon arriving in Lawrence, guiding Hasan Defense and Mike Lee to All-Big 12 honors in his first season with the Jayhawks.
Jackson joins the KU staff after spending three seasons as a defensive backs coach at Ball State. While at Ball State, Jackson was named the 2017 Mid-American Conference Recruiter of the Year by 247Sports.com, serving as the lead recruiter for the Cardinals while also coaching the defensive backs.
Prior to his stint at Ball State, Jackson spent the 2015 season as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, LSU, working on Miles’ staff that guided the Tigers to a 9-3 mark and a final national ranking of No. 16.
During the 2013-14 seasons, Jackson worked as a defensive graduate assistant at South Alabama, where he helped the Jaguars earn a bowl bid for the first time in program history, a bid to the 2014 Camellia Bowl. South Alabama’s defense ranked second in the Sun Belt in both scoring defense and total defense in 2013.
Jackson was a four-year letter winner and a three-year starter at cornerback for Miles at LSU. During his time with the program, the Tigers made two SEC Championship game appearances, winning the title in 2007. Jackson recorded two tackles and returned an interception 34 yards in helping lead LSU to a 38-24 win over Ohio State in the 2008 BCS National Championship game.
An All-SEC First Team honoree in 2007, Jackson was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played in the NFL for four seasons with five different teams – Atlanta, Jacksonville, New England, Denver and Carolina.
|THE JACKSON FILE|
|Alma Mater: LSU, 2008|
|Hometown: Mobile, Ala.|
|2019-Present, Kansas (DB)|
|2016-18, Ball State (DB)|
|2015, LSU (GA)|
|2013-14, South Alabama (GA)|
|BOWL GAMES - COACH|
|2015, Texas Bowl (LSU)|
|2014, Camellia Bowl (South Alabama)|
|BOWL GAMES - PLAYER|
|2008, BCS National Championship|
|2007, Sugar Bowl|