Former Navy SEAL Jackson Nominated for Armed Forces Merit Award

Former Navy SEAL Jackson Nominated for Armed Forces Merit Award

Nebraska junior outside linebacker Damian Jackson has been nominated for the 2020 Armed Forces Merit Award presented by the Football Writers Association of America.

Jackson, one of 38 nominated, was among the five finalists in 2019. The award was created in 2012 “to honor an individual and/or a group with a military background and/or involvement that has an impact within the realm of college football.”

Jackson served as a Navy SEAL for four years before joining the Huskers as a walk-on. In his fourth season in Lincoln, Jackson has been placed on scholarship, coach Scott Frost announced Monday.

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