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UB’s Jackson hospitalized after medical emergency

University at Buffalo football player Solomon Jackson remained hospitalized Tuesday after suffering a medical emergency during an on-campus workout on Monday.

Jackson, from Stone Mountain, Ga., is in his third year at UB.

A UB spokesman issued the following written statement after Jackson was admitted to Buffalo General Hospital:

“Solomon Jackson, a member of UB’s football team, was transported to the hospital after a medical emergency at a team conditioning session. The university is in touch with Solomon’s family and hospital medical staff,” spokesman John DellaContrada said.

DellaContrada said the university could not release any private health information due to federal privacy laws and had no update on Jackson’s status late Tuesday. The Spectrum reported that his condition was critical on Monday.

Jackson started six games as a sophomore defensive end last fall. He played 38 percent of the defensive plays, which was third among defensive ends on the team.

The 6-foot-1 Jackson was one of the higher-rated prospects in UB’s 2013 recruiting class. He redshirted his first season and saw backup duty as an inside linebacker in UB’s 3-3-5 defense in 2014. He switched to defensive end with UB’s conversion to a 4-3 defense last season. He finished the year with 13 tackles, two sacks and three tackles for loss.

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