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Jackson with the Broncos in Super Bowl XII
|No. 23, 29, 26|
|Born:||August 24, 1950|
|Died:||May 26, 1997 (aged 46)|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||178 lb (81 kg)|
|High school:||Susan Miller Dorsey|
(Los Angeles, California)
|College:||Washington State (1970–71)|
Pierce College (1968–69)
|NFL Draft:||1972 / Round: 4 / Pick: 81|
|Career NFL statistics|
Bernard Frank Jackson (born August 24, 1950 – May 26, 1997) was an American football defensive back who played for three National Football League teams. He was the 81st pick in the 1972 NFL draft, selected by the Cincinnati Bengals as a defensive back. After five years, he was traded to the Denver Broncos in March 1977, and was a starter, including Super Bowl XII.
As a collegiate player at Washington State in the Pac-8, Jackson was a running back and kick returner for head coach Jim Sweeney During his senior season in 1971, he rushed for 1,189 yards on 177 attempts (6.7 avg, 1st in Pac-8) and was named to the All-Coast team.
After five years with the Bengals, Jackson was traded to the Denver Broncos in March 1977, and that season the Broncos won the AFC title and advanced to Super Bowl XII. Jackson started the game, but the Broncos lost to the Dallas Cowboys 27–10.
- "Jackson traded to Broncos". Southeast Missourian. Associated Press ((Cape Girardeau)): p. 16. March 17, 1977. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=bZsfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=a9UEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3254%2C2248849.
- "Ex-Cougar Football Player Jackson Dies". May 28, 1997. http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19970528&slug=2541575. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
- Brown, Bruce (September 30, 1971). "Desire to hit is costly sometimes". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 27. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=XKdYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=j_gDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1630%2C4711604.
- "Jackson tabbed star of the month". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 19. October 12, 1971. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=rZFYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ZPgDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6886%2C2988329.
- Brown, Bruce (February 2, 1972). "SWAB victors go east". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 29. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=f6hYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=t_gDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5136%2C540032.
- Missildine, Harry (January 15, 1978). "Two paths to the Super Bowl". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. D1. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=q_YjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zu0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5975%2C5612974.
- "Bernard Jackson". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160305123923/http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/bernard-jackson-2.html. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
- "Broncos waive Bernard Jackson". Tuscaloosa News. Associated Press ((Alabama)): p. 23. November 27, 1980. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=hwgdAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1J4EAAAAIBAJ&pg=2201%2C6739732.
- "Record-setting Cougar Jackson dies of cancer". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. C1. May 28, 1997. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=eG1XAAAAIBAJ&sjid=WfEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1760%2C5261959.
- "Liver cancer claims ex-Coug star Jackson". Lewiston Morning Tribune ((Idaho)): p. 2B. May 28, 1997. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=xaRfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=OjIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=5955%2C3400939.
- "Former WSU running back dies". Moscow-Pullman Daily News ((Idaho-Washington)): p. 3B. May 28, 1997. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ob0jAAAAIBAJ&sjid=utAFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5072%2C3557800.
- Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • Pro-Football-Reference • Databasefootball.com
- Bernard Jackson (defensive back) at Find a Grave
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