Jason Jessup

Jason Jessup has been selected for induction into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments as a football end at North Garland High School and the University of Houston. At North Garland High School in 1984, he was the starting tight end on offense, and in 1985 he was both the starting tight end on offense and starting defensive end for the Raiders. He was named the most valuable player for the offense in 1985, along with All-City, and All-District tight end. Jessup also was the starting defensive end for the Texas High School All-Stars in its win over the Oklahoma All-Stars in the 1986 Oil Bowl. At the University of Houston, he was a four-year letterman. Jessup was a starting offensive tackle for the Cougars for two years and was the team co-captain as a senior in 1990. Also in 1990, he was First Team All-Southwest Conference and was honorable mention All-American the same year. He allowed only three quarterback sacks in 1989 and none in 1990. The cougars were ranked 14th in the Associated Press national poll in 1989, and were 10th in the same poll in 1990. The University of Houston led the nation in total offense in both 1989 and 1990, and set 60 N-C-A-A offensive records in those two years. In 1987 and 1988, Jessup earned his letters at Houston as running back and played on the Cougar special teams before taking over as a starting offensive tackle in 1989. Currently he is vice-president of sales for Huxtable’s Kitchen in Houston. Jason Jessup and his wife, Rhonda, a former University of Houston swimmer, have a daughter, Jacquelyn.