Josh Jackson
Jackson in 2018
Personal information
Born: (1998-01-20) January 20, 1998 (age 23)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career history
Bowl games
High schoolSaline (MI)

Joshua Anthony Jackson (born January 20, 1998) is a former American football quarterback for Virginia Tech and Maryland.

Early years

Jackson originally attended Huron High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan before transferring to Saline High School in Saline, Michigan.[1] As a senior, he passed for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns. He committed to Virginia Tech to play college football.[2]

College career

Virginia Tech

After redshirting his first year at Virginia Tech in 2016, Jackson was named the starting quarterback in 2017.[3][4] In his first career game, he passed for 235 yards and one touchdown and rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown.[5] Jackson fractured his left fibula in the third game of the 2018 season against ODU.[6] Because of this injury, Jackson would remain benched for the rest of the season.[7] On January 23, 2019, Josh Jackson announced his intention to transfer from Virginia Tech. During his time as starting quarterback at Virginia Tech, Jackson played in 16 games, throwing over 3,566 yards for 25 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.[7]


On February 18, 2019, Jackson announced his commitment to Maryland where he was granted immediate eligibility to play because of the NCAA's graduate transfer policy. Jackson was named starting quarterback for the 2019 Maryland Terrapins.[7]


  1. ^ Cunningham, Pete (October 9, 2013). "Quarterback Josh Jackson transfers from Ann Arbor Huron to Saline". Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  2. ^ Niziolek, Michael (June 11, 2015). "Saline quarterback Josh Jackson verbally commits to Virginia Tech". Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  3. ^ Wang, Gene (August 14, 2017). "Josh Jackson named Virginia Tech starting quarterback". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  4. ^ Bitter, Andy (August 14, 2017). "Josh Jackson named Hokies' starting QB". The Roanoke Times. Berkshire Hathaway. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  5. ^ Adelson, Andrea (September 4, 2017). "Josh Jackson outplays Will Grier to lead Virginia Tech past West Virginia". ESPN. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  6. ^ Niziolek, Mike (September 24, 2018). "Virginia Tech quarterback Josh Jackson out indefinitely". The Roanoke Times. Berkshire Hathaway. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c Regan, J. J. (August 26, 2019). "Hokies transfer Jackson wins Maryland's starting QB job". NBC Sports. Retrieved September 4, 2019.