Alvin Ray Jackson

Alvin Ray Jackson (born September 27, 1980) is an American football/arena football linebacker who is currently a free agent.

Alvin Ray Jackson
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Jackson in 2017
Personal information
Born: (1980-09-27) September 27, 1980 (age 42)
Como, Mississippi
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Sardis (MS) North Panola
College:Albany State
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena statistics
Player stats at

Early lifeEdit

Born the son of Alvin and Sherry Jackson, Alvin prepped at North Panola High School in Sardis, Mississippi, where he was a three-sport athlete, lettering in football, basketball, and track and field. Named All-District twice in football, where he was a cornerback and quarterback. Was a four-year standout in basketball, and was named All-District twice in the 200 meter dash. As a senior, finished fourth in the state in the 200m event. He was on his way to the University of Alabama, when his academics failed to allow him acceptance.

College careerEdit

Alvin attended, Northwest Mississippi Community College where he was a wide receiver/punt returner. Had over 45 receptions for 1,100 yards and 12 touchdowns in his lone season with the Rangers.

Alvin then transferred to Jacksonville State University, where he saw limited playing time.

He would ultimately end up at Albany State University,[1] where he would have over 75 receptions, 1,300 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while also returning punts. Named All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Second Team (twice). His best season came as a junior with 37 receptions for 712 yards and seven touchdowns to go along with 30 punt returns for 404 yards and a touchdown. He was also known for 1-for-1 passing as a junior with a 28-yard touchdown pass. Finished his junior season ranked No. 17 in the nation in punt returns with a 13.5 yards/return.

Professional careerEdit

South Georgia WildcatsEdit

Signed and played with the South Georgia Wildcats (af2) in 2006 and 2008.

Albany FirebirdsEdit

Played for the Albany Firebirds (af2) in 2009. Was an All-AF2 selection at linebacker in 2009.[2]

Arkansas DiamondsEdit

Jackson tried out for the Arkansas Diamonds of the Indoor Football League in 2010, but was later released when he was contacted by the VooDoo.[3]

New Orleans VooDooEdit

Jackson signed with the New Orleans VooDoo on October 13, 2010.[4] During the 2011 season, he led the team in tackles with 89. In 2012, he earned First-Team All-Arena recognition after setting a single-season franchise record and tied for the AFL-high with 14 interceptions. He also became the VooDoo's all-time leader in tackles with 164 for his career.

Pittsburgh PowerEdit

On November 27, 2012, Jackson signed a 3-year contract with the Pittsburgh Power. The move reunited him with his former defensive coordinator, Power head coach Derek Stingley. Jackson was reassigned on September 12, 2013.

Return to the VooDooEdit

The VooDoo claimed Jackson off reassignment on September 14, 2013.[5] Jackson was placed on reassignment on June 30, 2014.

Jacksonville SharksEdit

On March 25, 2015, Jackson was assigned to the Jacksonville Sharks.

Cleveland GladiatorsEdit

On October 14, 2016, Jackson was selected by the Cleveland Gladiators during the dispersal draft.[6] On March 25, 2017, Jackson was placed on recallable reassignment.

Tampa Bay StormEdit

On March 28, 2017, Jackson was assigned to the Tampa Bay Storm.[7] He earned First Team All-Arena honors in 2017.[8] The Storm folded in December 2017.[9]

Albany EmpireEdit

On March 19, 2018, Jackson was assigned to the Albany Empire. On March 29, 2018, he was placed on recallable reassignment.[10]

Washington ValorEdit

On May 17, 2018, he was assigned to the Washington Valor.[11] On March 12, 2019, Jackson was assigned to the Valor again.


During the 2013 season, he coached Fort Valley State University. He was responsible for coaching the wide receivers and kickoff return units. That season the Wildcat football team finished with a 4–6 record.


  1. ^ "Joyner throws two TDs to lead Albany State to victory, 52-30". Archived from the original on 2012-07-07. Retrieved 2011-07-22.
  2. ^ Cedric Meyer (July 5, 2011). "Alvin Ray Jackson finds niche at linebacker for New Orleans VooDoo". LeSEA Broadcasting. Archived from the original on 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2011-07-22.
  3. ^ "IFL Transactions Dec, 3 2010". Indoor Football League. December 3, 2010. Archived from the original on 2011-10-05. Retrieved 2018-10-14.
  4. ^ "New Orleans VooDoo Bio - Alvin Jackson". New Orleans VooDoo. Archived from the original on 2012-03-27. Retrieved 2018-10-14.
  5. ^ "Former VooDoo All-Arena JLB Returns to New Orleans". OurSports Central. September 16, 2013. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  6. ^ "AFL Holds Dispersal Draft". October 14, 2016. Archived from the original on October 15, 2016. Retrieved October 15, 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  7. ^ "Storm Adds All-Arena Jack Linebacker Alvin Ray Jackson". ArenaFan. March 28, 2017. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
  8. ^ "AFL Announces All-Arena First and Second Teams". August 21, 2017. Archived from the original on September 16, 2017. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  9. ^ "Tampa Bay Storm suspending operations". Tampa Bay Times. December 21, 2017.
  10. ^ "Team Transactions". Archived from the original on March 30, 2018. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  11. ^ "Recent Transactions". Archived from the original on May 22, 2018. Retrieved May 21, 2018.

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