When the Bengals selected William Jackson III in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, they got a hard worker, a talented cornerback and a great guy. Here's a look into the life of the former Houston standout, straight from his Instagram and Twitter accounts, which are all football, all the time, just like he says he is.
@fantastik_willo pic.twitter.com/sdjiP9SZjY— George Iloka Nation (@GeorgeIlokaFans) May 1, 2016
Blessing on top of blessing pic.twitter.com/k2t9681ZFG— will jackson lll (@fantastik_willo) April 30, 2016
The #HTownTakeover hits Cincinnati. @fantastik_willo is ready to take his game to the next level! pic.twitter.com/T2t8f778D9— #HTownTakeover (@UHCougarFB) April 29, 2016
In case you didn't know, Jackson had the most passes defended in all of the NCAA in 2015.
Winners get rewards. Congrats @fantastik_willo, NCAA leader in passes defended - 23 broken up, 5 INTs #HTownTakeover pic.twitter.com/nS5m2F3TG3— #HTownTakeover (@D_D_Bass) March 16, 2016
Try not being impressed after you watch this.
Will Jackson, 2016 NFL draftee came and saw me for some Defensive Back training today! #Slow @fantastik_willo pic.twitter.com/qkjSAxAoWi— footwork_king (@footwork_king1) March 12, 2016
Houston won the AAC championship in 2015.
The Best feeling ever , my brothers make dis happen for us pic.twitter.com/2aJx9QgoUj— will jackson lll (@fantastik_willo) December 6, 2015
.@UHCougarFB cornerback William Jackson III with the AAC championship trophy. pic.twitter.com/NneOMUw9gB— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) December 5, 2015
The Cougars followed their AAC Championship win with a win in The Peach Bowl against FSU.
#Selfie time with Bonner, Jackson III and Taylor ... Another day prepping for the @CFAPeachBowl#HTownTakeoverpic.twitter.com/NvYsBNihdf— #HTownTakeover (@UHCougarFB) December 11, 2015
And, Jackson was the Peach Bowl Defensive MVP, too.
He's certainly a hard worker.
Have to go hard every day , never know who watching— will jackson lll (@fantastik_willo) November 19, 2015
Anything n life is worth having, is worth working hard for.— will jackson lll (@fantastik_willo) November 6, 2015
The Best CB in the Land @fantastik_willo #WilloIsland #JackBoyz #GoCoogs #HTownTakeover #DBU pic.twitter.com/29CUGUvKWf— The Takeover Era (@basscase21) October 6, 2015
He has a great attitude, too.
I love proving people wrong, dis year my season to do it— will jackson lll (@fantastik_willo) July 1, 2015
Jackson is used to winning.
Great team win pic.twitter.com/r0DicpOGhr— will jackson lll (@fantastik_willo) January 3, 2015
I swear I had no summer , football got it all , hard work pay off— will jackson lll (@fantastik_willo) June 25, 2014
And, we can definitely use some of this in Cincinnati: