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UF freshman CB Jackson to have surgery

9/10/2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida true freshman corner J.C. Jackson will have shoulder surgery next week, coach Will Muschamp said during Wednesday's SEC coaches' teleconference.

"He possibly could continue to push through the season but we felt like at his young age to go ahead and get it fixed and move forward," Muschamp said. "He's a guy who certainly was going to help on special teams and at corner.

"He's going to be an outstanding player. I'm disappointed for him but we have to move forward."

Jackson, who is now likely to redshirt this season, was one of four true freshmen corners to play as a reserve and on special teams in Florida's season opener last Saturday. He was the No. 11-ranked athlete in the Class of 2014 and was No. 79 overall in the ESPN 300.