USC’s Adoree’ Jackson won’t call fair catch, which drives coach crazy
In 2014, Adoree’ Jackson had two kickoff-return touchdowns and averaged 29.74 yards per attempt.
This season, Jackson hasn’t recorded a special-teams touchdown — he averages 22.58 yards per kickoff return. He has received more punt returns, however. Last year, he had just two punt returns but this season he’s recorded 18 returns for 148 yards.
Asked @AdoreeKnows if he'll ever fair catch a punt. "No, I doubt it. That's not me. … Maybe one day." Says JR year of HS was last time.Article continues below ...
— Adam Maya (@AdamJMaya) November 10, 2015
According to USC Rivals, Adoree’ says he hasn’t called for a fair catch since his junior year of high school. He adds, "That’s not for me," and doubts he’d call one during a game.
Special teams coach Johnny Nansen on Adoree Jackson refusing to fair-catch punts: "Trust me it drives me crazy." #USC
— InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) November 9, 2015
"Trust me," said Johnny Nansen, USC’s special teams coach, via LA Daily News. "It drives me crazy."
(h/t LA Daily News)