Published Sunday, June 30, 2013 AT 7:00 AM / Updated at 7:22 PM
Husker Camp Countdown: No. 34 Charles Jackson
Sam McKewon Omaha World-Herald

From now until the start of fall camp, The World-Herald will be counting down the top 50 players you need to know heading into the 2013 football season.

Charles Jackson | 5-foot-11 | 175 pounds | So. | DB

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This explosive, exciting athlete got on the field as a true freshman, making several impressive plays on special teams. He finished the year with 11 tackles.

In 2013, Nebraska coaches will look for ways to get him on the field. For now, he’s at safety. He could be a natural heir apparent to slot corner/Peso Ciante Evans when the opportunity presents itself in 2014. For now, look for coach Bo Pelini and defensive coordinator John Papuchis to put Jackson in spots where his athleticism can shine. It’d be fun to see him come off the edge on a blitz every now again.

Jackson is a potential kick and punt returner, too, if Jamal Turner can’t lock down the job.

Previous entries:
>> Honorable mentions
>> No. 50: Vincent Valentine
>> No. 49: Cethan Carter
>> No. 48: Gabe Miller
>> No. 47: Chongo Kondolo
>> No. 46: Taariq Allen
>> No. 45: Paul Thurston
>> No. 44: Mauro Bondi
>> No. 43: Sam Cotton
>> No. 42: Michael Rose
>> No. 41: Jordan Westerkamp
>> No. 40: Tommy Armstrong
>> No. 39: Trevor Roach
>> No. 38: Andy Janovich
>> No. 37: Mo Seisay
>> No. 36: Alonzo Moore
>> No. 35: Harvey Jackson

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