Justin Jackson: Rushing toward history

  • Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson (18) has handed the ball often to running back Justin Jackson (21) in his collegiate career. Jackson is poised to become the school's all-time leading rush. Jackson played at Glenbard North and Thorson at Wheaton North.

    Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson (18) has handed the ball often to running back Justin Jackson (21) in his collegiate career. Jackson is poised to become the school's all-time leading rush. Jackson played at Glenbard North and Thorson at Wheaton North. Associated Press/file

 

Former Glenbard North star Justin Jackson needs 1,334 more yards this season to become the No. 2 all-time rusher in Big Ten football. He lead the conference with 1,524 last season.

Big Ten all-time rushers

Player, school Yards

Ron Dayne, Wis. 6,397

Archie Griffin, OSU 5,589

Anthony Thompson, Ind. 5,299

Montee Ball, Wis. 5,140

Mike Hart, Mich. 5,040

Melvin Gordon, Wis. 4,915

Lorenzo White, MSU 4,887

Anthony Davis, Wis. 4,676

Ameer Abdullah, Neb. 4,588

Darell Thompson, Min. 4,518

NU all-time rushers

Damien Anderson 4,485

Justin Jackson * 4,256

Tyrell Sutton 3,886

Darnell Autry 3,793

Dennis Lundy 3,062

* active

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