Knee injuries end Wisconsin safety Vonte Jackson's career

Friday August 22nd, 2014

Wisconsin safety Vonte Jackson has decided to quit football after his latest in a string of knee injuries, Wisconsin coach Gary Anderson confirmed Thursday.

Jackson, a redshirt sophomore, injured his right knee Aug. 9 while taking snaps at running back. He tore the ACL in that knee before the 2012 season and re-injured it last June. He previously tore his left ACL as a high school senior.

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More, from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

“It looks like Vonte is going to have to take medical (aid) unfortunately,” Andersen said. “But he is in a good spot (mentally). We’ve discussed it. We’ve spent time together.

“His family is on board. Everybody knows it is the best thing.”

Rivals and Scout listed Jackson as a four-star running back out of high school, and he was a top-30 recruit nationally.

Wisconsin opens its season Aug. 30 against LSU in Houston.

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