The Gator Athlete of the Week Goes to Action Jackson


J. Murray, Staff Writer

Jackson Rukamp has a huge week for the Green Level Football team which led him to receive his first gator coin of the year. Action Jackson holds down the middle of the field for the Gators as he thrives in that linebacker role. Jackson has been tasked with having to be very versatile, having to come up through linemen to make tackles, as well as having to guard several positions. It’s great to see a defensive player that puts his head down and works is rewarded with Gator Athlete of the Week because defensive players can sometimes be overshadowed.

Jackson has 63 total tackles this year with 30 of them being solo along with a sack. I asked Jackson what it felt like to be the Gator Athlete of the Week, he responded with “It felt great knowing I put a lot of work in to get to this point and It feels good for the team and myself to be recognized.” Jackson and the Gators take on the Panther Creek Catamounts this Friday in a big rivalry matchup.