Jack Jackson (American football)

Elliott Cornelius Jackson, Jr. (born November 11, 1972), nicknamed Jack Jackson, is an American former college and professional football player who was a wide receiver for four seasons in the National Football League (NFL) and Arena Football League (AFL). Jackson played college football for the University of Florida, and earned All-American honors. Thereafter, he played professionally for the Chicago Bears of the NFL, and also the Orlando Predators, Carolina Cobras and Florida Bobcats of the AFL.

Jack Jackson
No. 88
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1972-11-11) November 11, 1972 (age 47)
Moss Point, Mississippi
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight:174 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school:Moss Point (MS)
NFL Draft:1995 / Round: 4 / Pick: 116
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Early yearsEdit

Jackson was born in Moss Point, Mississippi.[1] He attended Moss Point High School,[2] where he played high school football for the Moss Point Tigers.

College careerEdit

Jackson received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he was a featured wide receiver for coach Steve Spurrier's Florida Gators football team from 1992 to 1994.[3] Memorably, he had a 100-yard kick-off return for a touchdown against the Mississippi State Bulldogs in 1993, and led the nation with fifteen receiving touchdowns in 1994.[3] He finished his college career with 143 catches for 2,266 yards (an average of 15.8 yards per reception) and twenty-nine touchdowns.[3] Jackson was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection, the SEC Offensive Player of the Year in 1994, and a consensus first-team All-American.[3][4]

Professional careerEdit

After his junior college season, Jackson decided to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft. He was chosen by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round (116th pick overall) of the 1995 NFL Draft,[5] and he played for the Bears for two seasons.[6]

In 1999, Jackson played for the Mobile Admirals of the short-lived Regional Football League.[7] He also played two seasons in the Arena Football League, spending time with the Orlando Predators, Carolina Cobras and Florida Bobcats.[8]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Jack Jackson. Retrieved July 8, 2010.
  2. ^ databaseFootball.com, Players, Jack Jackson Archived June 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved June 10, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide Archived April 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 77–78, 88, 93, 97, 99, 127, 143–145, 147–150, 152, 158, 159, 182 (2011). Retrieved August 30, 2011.
  4. ^ 2012 NCAA Football Records Book, Award Winners Archived copy at WebCite (December 1, 2012)., National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, pp. 10 & 14 (2012). Retrieved September 14, 2012.
  5. ^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1995 National Football League Draft. Retrieved June 10, 2010.
  6. ^ National Football League, Historical Players, Jack Jackson. Retrieved May 21, 2010.
  7. ^ "Sherman Williams gets RFL football honors". Pensacola News Journal. June 23, 1999. p. 39. Retrieved January 29, 2019 – via newspapers.com.
  8. ^ ArenaFan.com, Players, Elliot "Jack" Jackson. Retrieved July 8, 2010.


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