August 20, 2012
Jackson trying to fill King's shoes
Rickeem Jackson feels replacing Shadrae King is practically impossible. But the redshirt junior wide receiver has his sights set on making sure King's absence is hardly noticeable at Robert Morris.
"I think there is going to be pressure. I hear it from my guys, from my quarterbacks, and they're all leaning toward me," Jackson said. "Shadrae, he can't be replaced. Shadrae was a huge asset and a huge piece of this offense. But as far as stepping up and making plays, that's kind of what I hope this season will rub off on me."
Filling the shoes left by one of Robert Morris' most productive pass-catchers is no easy task. Factor in that King played tight end and stayed on the field for nearly every offensive snap while Jackson is in Joe Walton's shuttle system at receiver, then the hurdle becomes even higher. But Jackson is the team's top returning receiver, and at 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, he has the size to be a factor in the middle of the field.
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