For just the fifth time in the last 60 years, Northwestern has a career 3,000-yard rusher. Justin Jackson reached the milestone Saturday against Iowa.
Running back @J_ManPrime21 has certainly earned his nickname.
— #B1GCats Football (@NUFBFamily) October 1, 2016
Jackson, just a junior, is fifth on the Wildcats’ all-time leading rushing list. He has a shot to catch Damien Anderson, who is the program’s all-time leader with 4,485 career yards.
As a freshman, Jackson rushed for 1,187 yards then 1,418 his sophomore year. He has gone over 100 yards just once this season, though he had racked up 78 yards in the first half Saturday against Iowa.