One-on-one with Iowa offensive tackle Alaric Jackson

Daily Iowan Pregame Editor Pete Ruden caught up with Iowa offensive tackle Alaric Jackson to talk about Drake, Halloween costumes and basketball.

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One-on-one with Iowa offensive tackle Alaric Jackson

Iowa offensive lineman Alaric Jackson prepares to block during a football game between Iowa and Michigan in Ann Arbor on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

Iowa offensive lineman Alaric Jackson prepares to block during a football game between Iowa and Michigan in Ann Arbor on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

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Iowa offensive lineman Alaric Jackson prepares to block during a football game between Iowa and Michigan in Ann Arbor on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

Shivansh Ahuja

Shivansh Ahuja

Iowa offensive lineman Alaric Jackson prepares to block during a football game between Iowa and Michigan in Ann Arbor on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

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The Daily Iowan: If you could listen to one music artist for the rest of your life, who would you choose?Alaric Jackson: Drake. I was born in Canada

 

DI: What’s the best Halloween costume you’ve ever worn?
Jackson: I was a zombie in, like, the fifth grade. I had all the makeup done and the little things, the little guts out.

 

DI: If you could live in another country for a year, where would you choose?
Jackson: I’m going back home to Canada. No brainer.

 

DI: What was your favorite school lunch back in the day?
Jackson: Favorite school lunch would have to be would have to be chicken wings and Bosco sticks.

 

DI: What’s the hardest part about playing offensive line?
Jackson: Just the calls pretty much. You’re going against great guys every day pretty much.

 

DI: What’s the best part?
Jackson: Just having fun with my teammates pretty much. Going out there playing with those guys.

 

DI: What’s your favorite alternate uniform that you’ve worn?
Jackson: It would have to be Ohio State. We blew Ohio State out, we looked good, played good.

 

DI: Growing up in Canada, did you have a favorite NFL team?
Jackson: No, I wasn’t a big football fan. [I was] a basketball fan growing up.

 

DI: Raptors fan?
Jackson: No, Pistons fan actually. My dad’s from Detroit, so I just go back and forth from Canada to Detroit.

 

DI: What’s your most memorable game?
Jackson: Most memorable game here would have to be Ohio State. True freshman year starting, playing some key guys like Sam Hubbard and Nick Bosa. Tough task at hand; me and Wirfs handled it pretty well.

 

DI: What’s your favorite Netflix show?
Jackson: My favorite Netflix show would have to be Narcos.

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