Jackson Burkhalter is an American footballer playing #15 pro-style QB for Rhode Island Rams. He hails from Spanish Fort, Alabama.
The redshirt sophomore, Jackson Burkhalter, is yet to start in matches and make his mark this season. His team, Rhode Island Rams, are set to face Pittsburg Panthers in the Acrisure Stadium on September 24.
Jackson Burkhalter Age And Wikipedia
Jackson Burkhalter has not mentioned his age or his birthday anywhere. But he might be somewhere around his early 20s.
Jackson attended the Spanish Fort High School in his hometown of Alabama in the United States.
Before Rhode Island, he was a 3-star recruit on Rivals and 247 Sports. On the latter, he had a composite rating of 0.8434. The site ranked him 1315th nationally, 45th as a quarterback, and 52nd best recruit in Alabama.
According to ESPN, he was a Top 300 player, No. 12 ranked pro-style QB nationally, and No. 12 recruit in Alabama going into his junior year before season-ending knee surgery.
Jackson also played at Worcester Academy under head coach Jeremy Bandya.
The Class of 2020 student received offers from teams like UAB Blazers, Ole Miss Rebels, and Nebraska Cornhuskers. Ultimately, he committed to Rhode Island Rams on August 14, 2020. He is yet to enroll there.
Jackson Had A Slow Start But Has Achieved Some Feat
In the 2021 season, Jackson was redshirted and did not appear in any games. In the 2020 season as a freshman, he joined the team in the spring semester and was able to practice but was not eligible for games.
His athletic achievements include 6A Player of the Week as a Sophomore, Preseason Top Coastal Players, Adidas Elite Gauntlet Team, All-Area 1st Team Sophomore Season, and Leading Rebounder as a Sophomore.
Besides football, he is also into basketball and soccer. He was a four-year letterman in the game and played AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) basketball for Game Elite in Atlanta.
Jackson Burkhalter stands 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 225 pounds. He is said to have the size and arm strength programs are looking for. He also works very hard on his footwork and throwing techniques.
We can say that Jackson has always been the tallest kid on the field.
Jackson Burkhalter Parents: Father And Brother Are Also Footballers
Jackson Burkhalter is the son of Todd Burkhalter. He was a Division 1 football player and coach. He played tight end at Auburn and was a graduate coach at Vanderbilt.
The father-son duo talks about football a lot.
Todd taught Jackson how to play the game at a high level and is one of the biggest influences on Jackson’s game outside of his coaching staff. The Rhode Island Rams QB father taught him to play the game with a lot of toughness and to be a team player.
Jackson has a younger brother named Christian, a football player at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The two brothers also have much in common and often bond over football.
The Burkhalter family follows Christianity. They are of White/ Caucasian ethnicity and American nationality.
Jackson Burkhalter Has Played Football Since Childhood
Jackson started playing football when he was in the third grade. He loved playing offense and defense, but his coaches moved him to QB full-time as he got into middle school.
He always felt comfortable in the leadership position. He says that he loves being able to call plays, get the offense ready, and do his best in pressure situations.
His leadership abilities and physical attributes were his most significant assets in his football career.
Jackson guided his squad at St. Paul’s Middle School to two consecutive district championships.
They went unbeaten in 2014 and had a 6-2 season in 2015. Jackson had a season passing average of 700 yards, nine touchdowns, and two interceptions.