Alabama safety Eddie Jackson wants one more year with head coach Nick Saban.
The leader of the Crimson Tide’s “No Fly Zone” secondary decided Wednesday morning via Twitter that he will return to Tuscaloosa next season for his senior year.
It Feel Good To Be Coming Back With My Brothers For Another Year…Lets Get It💯
— Eddie Jackson (@BoJack4) January 14, 2016
Jackson’s transition from cornerback to safety was one of the best moves, prior to the 2015 season. He finished with 46 tackles, three tackles for loss, two pass breakups, two forced fumbles, a team-high six interceptions and two touchdowns.
All six of Jackson’s takeaways came against elite competition.
He started the season with an interception against Wisconsin and ended with a pick off Clemson’s quarterback Deshaun Watson in the second quarter of Monday’s national title game. Jackson becomes the third junior to return to Alabama, joining linebackers Tim Williams and Ryan Anderson. No word has been found on linebacker Reuben Foster or tight end O.J. Howard concerning a move to the 2016 NFL Draft.
Jackson’s return provides leadership for Alabama’s secondary. Cornerback Cyrus Jones and defensive back Geno Matias-Smith will both move on to the National Football League.