Jackson with the Browns in 2012
|No. 29 Free Agent|
|Date of birth:October 2, 1985|
|Place of birth: Detroit, Michigan|
|Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)||Weight: 216 lb (98 kg)|
|NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 63|
|Debuted in 2007 for the Green Bay Packers|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2012|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Brandon Lamar Jackson (born October 2, 1985) is an American football running back for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Nebraska.
Jackson was a two-time Class 5A state offensive player of the year at Horn Lake High School. He was also named to the Dandy Dozen by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, signifying the top 12 players in the state of Mississippi. Aside from football Jackson was also a track star with a personal best of 10.6 seconds in the 100 metres. In 2003, Jackson was a significant driving force taking his team from a 0-5 losing streak to the Mississippi State Play-offs, losing their first round and going out at 5-6.
Green Bay PackersEdit
Jackson was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He scored his first NFL touchdown in Week 3, on September 23, 2007 against the San Diego Chargers. Jackson topped the 100 yard mark for the first time in his career on December 30, 2007. On January 2, 2008 Jackson was voted NFL Rookie of the Week for his performance against the Detroit Lions in which he ran the ball 20 times for 113 yards and made two receptions for 22 yards in the Packers 34-13 victory. In the 11 games he played in, Jackson rushed for 267 yards on 75 carries and a touchdown and added 130 yards on 16 receptions.
Jackson played in 13 games during his 2008 season, rushing for 248 yards on 45 carries and a touchdown, with 30 receptions for 185 yards. In 2009, Jackson ran for 111 yards in 12 games on 37 attempts, with 2 rushing touchdowns and 1 receiving touchdown.
When starter Ryan Grant suffered ligament damage to his ankle during the first game of the 2010 season, Jackson was named the starter. During the regular season, Jackson achieved new career highs with 703 yards rushing and 342 yards receiving. However, Jackson would later lose his starting job to rookie RB James Starks.
- ↑ "Running in relief a thriller for Jackson". Wisconsin State Journal. http://www.madison.com/wsj/home/sports//index.php?ntid=264752. Retrieved 2007-01-01.[dead link]
- ↑ Packers.com. "RB Brandon Jackson Voted NFL Rookie Of The Week". Archived from the original on 2008-01-05. http://web.archive.org/web/20080105031913/http://www.packers.com/news/releases/2008/01/02/2/. Retrieved 2008-01-02.
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