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Justin Jackson THE BALLCARRIER joins Pound the Talk: Touchdown celebrations, life as “The Ballcarrier,” offseason motivation and more

The NU star has continued to perfect his craft over the offseason.

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Star Northwestern running back Justin Jackson joins Zach Pereles on a special edition of Pound the Talk. They touch on a variety of topics, including Jackson's recruitment to Evanston, his running style and the family atmosphere the team has built. Jackson discusses how he feels about his nickname of "The Ball Carrier" and takes some Twitter questions as well. As always, they wrap up with a lightning round of questions, including "Is hotdog a sandwich?" and "Which NFL player would you like to hang out with most?"

Listen below, or subscribe, download and listen to the podcast on iTunes.


1:20 — The recruiting process and the decision to stay close to home

4:06 — The family atmosphere among the players

10:20 — Running style and running backs he tries to emulate

14:42 — Developing into an all-around back at Northwestern, including improving in pass protection

18:52 — Becoming “Justin Jackson the ball carrier”

21:17 — Favorite move to make a guy miss

23:19 — Offseason motivation

29:05 — Signature touchdown celebration

31:25 — Better dancer: Justin Jackson or Anthony Walker?

32:10 — Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant and NBA free agency

35:18 — Lightning Round questions