WSU Defensive Duo: Leaders on and off the Field 


Dynamic Defensive Duo 

Ron "RJ" Stone Jr. and Brennan Jackson are the longest-tenured active players on the 2023 WSU football roster. 

Show-stealers Against Wisconsin 

In a game against then No. 19 Wisconsin, Stone and Jackson made a significant impact, with Stone earning Pac-12 Defensive Player and Defensive Lineman of the Week honors. 

Leadership and Experience 

Stone and Jackson have been starting together on the defensive line for four consecutive years, earning multiple All-Pac-12 honors. 

2022 Performance 

Stone ranked second in the Pac-12 for quarterback hits, while Jackson ranked fifth in tackles-for-loss and sacks. 


Their teammates appreciate the energy, encouragement, and high standards that Stone and Jackson bring to the team. 

Leadership Style 

Both players lead from a place of love, fostering accountability and camaraderie within the team. 

Coach Dickert's Impact 

Head coach Jake Dickert focuses on building character off the field, introducing initiatives like "Race to the Roses" to encourage community engagement. 

Life Beyond Football 

Stone and Jackson have aspirations beyond the NFL, with plans ranging from business ventures to broadcasting careers. WSU has prepared them for life after football. 

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