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Academic All-Star: Mason Jackson

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RICHLAND, WA - Every football team need a good front-man.  For the Richland Bombers, that guy is defensive end Mason Jackson.

"I like rock music, blues music, any type of music.  You name it, I connect with it.  Heck, on my mom's side of the family my cousin is Johnny Cash through a bunch of weird loopholes."

Jackson is a senior on the Bombers squad.  Coach Mike Neidhold has watched him transform into a team leader.

"He has the presence and the maturity to command the team.  When he speaks to the team, everybody stops what they're doing and gives a quick listen."

When Jackson's not dishing out hits on the field, you can find him strumming them out on his guitar.

"I've always been inspired by music.  One day I went out and bought myself a guitar.  I'm not a master by any means, but I definitely can play."

After his time play football is over, Jackson hopes to go into the medical field.

"Even from a young age I used to watch the medical channel where they show surgeries and other medical content.  From a very young age I showed interest in that."

Jackson plans to become an anesthesiologist. 

"You're a person who prevents pain, and who doesn't like to prevent pain and make people feel better."

Until then, Jackson will continue to walk the line for the Richland Bombers all season long.

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