Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Year according to College Sports Madness (CSM) ... First-team All-Southland Conference selection by the league and CSM ... Played in all 12 games earning 11 starts ... Led the team and finished tied for ninth in the Southland Conference with 81 tackles ... Was the only defensive lineman to rank among the league's top 30 in tackles ... Was sixth in the league in sacks (0.50 pg) and tops in the conference in tackles for losses (1.25 pg) ... Recorded at least five tackles in all but two games ... Recorded a career-high 11 tackles, including two sacks at No. 2 Sam Houston State ... Had nine tackles and a season-high three tackles for losses against No. 20 Central Arkansas ... Was named SLC Defensive Player of the Week following his eight-tackle performance, including two for losses at Grambling State ... He also broke up two passes against the Tigers.
2012: Was a second-team All-Southland Conference selection ... Played and started 10 games ... Finished with 43 total tackles and led the team with nine tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks ... Ranked among the top 15 in the Southland Conference in tackles for loss and sacks ... Recorded a pair of sacks for 13 lost yards in 31-0 victory over Langston (9/22) ... Also had a sack in 31-0 win over Prairie View A&M (9/8) and 34-24 win over Nicholls (11/10) ... Finished with seven tackles, including two for loss, at Louisiana-Lafayette (9/1) and matched the tackle total with seven against Southeastern Louisiana (9/29) ... Added two quarterback hurries and two pass breakups.
Played in all 11 games as a sophomore with seven starts ... Was third on the team with 51 total tackles, including 36 solos ... Led the Cardinal defense with 10.5 tackles for loss for a total of 45 yards ... Had 4.5 sacks on the year to lead the team ... Recorded two of Lamar's four blocked kicks on the year ... Recorded a season-high eight tackles, including a sack, at South Alabama (9/10) ... Finished with 2.5 tackles for loss in Lamar's season-opening 58-0 win over Texas College (9/3) ... Also had 2.5 tackles for loss against McNeese State (11/19) in the season finale ... Finished with a season-high five solo tackles at Texas State (10/15).
Played in eight games as a redshirt freshman ... Finished the season with 28 total tackles, including 21 solos ... Had 5.5 tackles for loss ... Had three solo tackles, including one for loss, in first college game at McNeese State (9/4) ... Finished with five tackles and a forced fumble against South Alabama (10/16) ... Had five tackles, including two tackles for loss, in LU's 24-20 win over South Dakota (11/13).
Three-year letterman for coach Trevor White at Alief Taylor High School ... Second team all-district selection as senior in 2008 after earning honorable mention recognition on defense in 2007 and on offense in 2006 ... Also lettered in soccer, basketball, baseball and track and field ... Member of the Taylor African American Student Association and the Peer Assistance Leadership Service ... Active with the music group at Cathedral Assemblies of Prayers.
Jesse O. Dickson was born on Jan. 31, 1990 in Kaduna, Nigeria. ...Son of John and Esther Dickson. ... Majoring in communications.