August 10, 2006

Jackson leaves the NU program for good

Sometimes things just aren't meant to be.

For the second time in four months sophomore running back Leon Jackson has decided to quit the Nebraska football team. According to his father, Leon Jackson Sr., his son just didn't feel like NU was the right fit.

"It was a tough decision for him," Jackson Sr. said. "Overall though, I think it worked out for him and the team. It will be the best for both of them."

NU head coach Bill Callahan came out with a statement regarding Jackson's departure. Callahan said he wishes Jackson and his family the best of luck in the future.

"Leon Jackson has left the team of his own volition," Callahan said. "We appreciate the contributions he has made to this football program, and we wish him the best in the future."

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