Get to know wide receivers coach Frisman Jackson from the perspective of those who know him best: his players.
Photos from the first day of spring practice
PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - Began his collegiate career playing quarterback at Northern Illinois, then transferred to Western Illinois where he played quarterback and wide receiver for the Leathernecks in 2000 and 2001. At Northern Illinois, completed 109-of-259 passes for 1,327 yards in 10 starts over three seasons. At WIU, he set the school record for catches (14) and receiving yards (286) in a game versus Indiana State in 2001. He ranks fourth on the WIU single-season list for yards with 1,041 and is 10th in single season catches with 55; Professional - Played six seasons in the NFL, with the Cleveland Browns (2002-06) and with the N.Y Jets (2007). Caught 40 passes for 490 yards with the Browns.
EDUCATION: Earned a B.A. in law enforcement and justice administration from Western Illinois in 2004, and a M.S. degree in RPTA from Western Illinois in 2010.
PERSONAL DATA: Born in Chicago on June 12, 1979. He and his wife Lindsey have a daughter, Anya (2).
BOWL EXPERIENCE: As a coach - 2013 Orange Bowl, 2012 GoDaddy.com Bowl.
CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS: 2012 Northern Illinois.
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS: As a coach - In 2012 at Northern Illinois, Jackson coached wide receiver Martel Moore, who earned first-team All-MAC honors. Moore ranked 23rd nationally with his 1,083 receiving yards and fifth in the nation with 13 touchdown receptions. Receivers Tommylee Lewis and Perez Ashford also had their best seasons as Huskie players in 2012. During his time at Western Illinois, wide receiver Lito Senatus finished in the top 30 in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) in receptions and in the top 40 in receiving yards.
Frisman Jackson's Coaching Career