Ernest Jackson (gridiron football)

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Ernest Bernard Jackson, Jr (born October 9, 1986) is an American former professional gridiron football player who was a wide receiver. He played college football at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York and attended Gates Chili High School in Rochester, New York. He played professionally for the Erie Explosion of the Ultimate Indoor Football League, the Chicago Slaughter of the Indoor Football League, and the BC Lions, Ottawa Redblacks, and Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL).[1]

Ernest Jackson
No. 9     Retired
Born: (1986-10-09) October 9, 1986 (age 35)
Rochester, New York
Career information
StatusActive
CFL statusAmerican
Position(s)WR
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight220 lb (100 kg)
CollegeBuffalo
High schoolGates Chili
Career history
As player
2011Erie Explosion
2012Chicago Slaughter
20122014BC Lions
20152016Ottawa Redblacks
20172018Montreal Alouettes
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star2016
CFL East All-Star2016
Career stats

Professional careerEdit

BC LionsEdit

Ernest Jackson had a breakout season with the BC Lions in 2014 and was named CFL Offensive Player of the Month for October of the 2014 season.[2]

Ottawa RedblacksEdit

On February 10, 2015 Jackson signed with the Ottawa Redblacks.[3] the Redblacks were coming off their inaugural season in which their receiving corps struggled mightily. In his first two seasons in Ottawa, Jackson played a major role in the offense; he was named the East Division finalist for Most Outstanding Player of the year award following the 2016 regular season.[4] Jackson finished the season with ten receiving touchdowns, tied for the second-most in the league.[5] In the 2016 Grey Cup, Jackson scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime against the Calgary Stampeders. Following the 2016 season he was not re-signed by the Redblacks and became a free-agent.

Montreal AlouettesEdit

Jackson was considered one of the best free agent wide receivers and signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes (CFL) on February 16, 2017.[6] In two seasons, Jackson never missed a game, and put up 112 catches for 1,409 yards and 7 majors, while the Alouettes struggled with records of 3–15 in 2017 and 5–13 in 2018. In January 2019, he signed a contract extension with Montreal.[7] He was released just prior to training camp for the 2019 season on May 19, 2019.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

Year Team Games

Played

Receptions Yards Average Touchdowns Long
2012 BC 10 27 347 12.9 1 50
2013 BC 2 4 32 8 0 18
2014 BC 14 49 813 16.6 3 65
2015 OTT 18 84 1,036 12.3 5 55
2016 OTT 17 88 1,225 13.9 10 62
2017 MTL 18 60 757 12.8 6 80
2018 MTL 18 52 642 12.3 1 52
TOTALS 97 364 4,862 13.4 26 80

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tucker, Cam (August 21, 2012). "B.C. Lions' Ernest Jackson takes the road less travelled". nationalpost.com. Archived from the original on April 18, 2014. Retrieved April 17, 2014.
  2. ^ "Lions' Ernest Jackson nabs CFL offensive player of the month honours". vancouversun.com. October 29, 2014. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "Redblacks sign OT Rogers, three receivers". TSN. 2015-02-11. Retrieved 2016-11-10.
  4. ^ "Mitchell, Jackson vie for CFL MOP". TSN. 2016-11-10. Retrieved 2016-11-10.
  5. ^ "Stats – CFL.ca". CFL.ca. Canadian Football League. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Als sign top-ranked free agent Ernest Jackson". CFL.ca. 2017-02-16. Retrieved 2017-02-16.
  7. ^ "Jackson, Alouettes agree to one-year extension". 15 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Als release veteran Ernest Jackson; ink Canadian QB". CFL.ca. 2019-05-19. Retrieved 2019-05-20.

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