Jackson's playing career comes to an end
Octavius Jackson
FightinGators.com Staff
Posted Feb 10, 2014

Florida offensive lineman Octavius Jackson will see his football career end before it even began.

After sitting out and taking a redshirt during the 2013 season, Florida confirmed on Monday that it applied for a medical hardship for Octavius Jackson, who underwent surgery in January to repair his chronically injured shoulder.

The Florida coaching staff talked multiple times about pulling his redshirt and allowing him to get on the field as a freshman during the 2013 season. They ultimately decided that it wasn’t worth wasting a year of his eligibility to help the offensive line for the final few games in the season.

If the Southeastern Conference grants the medical hardship, it would allow the Colquitt County (GA) High School product to remain on scholarship as a student at Florida but not count against the scholarship limit of 85.

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