Les Miles hires former LSU star

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Courtesy: Peter Albrecht (WKRG)

Alabama native Chevis Jackson is being reunited with coach Les Miles.

Kansas’ new coach named Jackson as the Jayhawks defensive backs coach. Jackson played four years for Miles at LSU from 2004-2007, winning a National Championship as a senior.

Jackson has spent the last three years as an assistant at Ball State and was named the 2017 Mid-American Conference Recruiter of the Year by 247Sports.com. Previously he worked as a graduate assistant at South Alabama and LSU.

“Chevis is one of the top young coaches in the game,” Miles told KUAthletics.com. “He works hard to make a positive impact both on and off the field with the student-athletes he works with. He knows what it takes to be successful on the greatest stage in college football and will help instill that mindset to our program.”

Jackson was a three-year starter at cornerback for Miles at LSU. An All-SEC First Team honoree in 2007, Jackson was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played in the NFL for four seasons with five different teams – Atlanta, Jacksonville, New England, Denver and Carolina.

Jackson prepped at St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile.

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