SEC DB ‘Medically Disqualified” From Playing Football

first_imgGeneral view of Williams-Brice Stadium.COLUMBIA, SC – NOVEMBER 14: A general view of the Florida Gators versus South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)South Carolina defensive back Tavyn Jackson’s football career appears to be over. The redshirt freshman has been medically disqualified.Jackson announced the news today via statement on his personal Instagram page. He is being kept on scholarship as a medical hardship.According to Jackson, his disqualification is due to possessing the sickle cell trait.To start this off, I’ve been experiencing hard times since I’ve arrived to college but always managed to see through. I appreciate all of the support from my family, friends and teammates. Without you guys especially my teammates I wouldn’t have gotten this far. The decision was made based on my future and what will come. I have been medically disqualified to play football again due to my sickle cell but USC is still honoring my scholarship and I’ll finish school with a degree. I thank everyone and keep me in your prayers. Spurs Up. – T. JackHere is the statement posted from Tavyn Jackson’s Instagram account: #Gamecocks pic.twitter.com/nFWlsDhaJc— SportsTalk (@sportstalksc) August 19, 2018Jackson was a three-star prospect out of Tallahassee (Fla.) James Rickards High School in the class of 2017. Injuries forced him to redshirt last season.After moving from safety to cornerback this spring, Jackson was once again pushing for playing time for the Gamecocks. However, now his career his over.While this is terribly disappointing news for Jackson, his health is most important. Additionally, he’ll be kept on scholarship.Best wishes to him.last_img read more