Buddy Jackson
No. 40     Edmonton Eskimos
Date of birth: (1989-03-03) March 3, 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth: Plantation, Florida
Career information
Status: Active
CFL status: Import
Position(s): CB
High school: Cypress Bay (Weston, Florida)
Career highlights and awards
Playing stats at
Playing stats at

Anthony Hugh "Buddy" Jackson II (born March 3, 1989) is a Canadian football cornerback for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at the University of Pittsburgh and attended Cypress Bay High School in Weston, Florida. Jackson has been a member of six NFL teams; Indianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins, New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Dallas Cowboys. Elsewhere in the CFL Jackson has also been a member of Calgary Stampeders, Saskatchewan Roughriders and BC Lions.

Early yearsEdit

Jackson was a three-year varsity letterman for the Cypress Bay High School Lightning, starting two years at cornerback. He also participated in basketball and track, where he was a district champion in the 100-metre dash.[1]

College careerEdit

Jackons played for the Pittsburgh Panthers from 2008 to 2011.[2] He was redshirted in 2007.[1] He recorded 34 total tackles, four pass break-ups and one fumble recovery his senior year.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Jackson signed with the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL) on April 30, 2012 after going undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft. He was waived/injured by the Colts on August 15, 2012.[3]

Washington RedskinsEdit

On November 12, 2012, Jackson was signed to the practice squad of the Washington Redskins' of the NFL.[3]

New York GiantsEdit

Jackson signed a futures contract with the NFL's New York Giants on January 25, 2013. He was released by the Giants on May 11, 2013.[3]

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Jackson was claimed off waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL on May 14, 2013. He was released by the Chiefs on August 1, 2013.[3]

Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Jackson was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL on August 1, 2013. He was released by the Steelers on August 10, 2013.[3]

Calgary StampedersEdit

Jackson spent the 2013 CFL season on the Calgary Stampeders' practice roster. He made his CFL debut on June 28, 2014, starting against the Montreal Alouettes. He started 12 games at cornerback, recording 42 tackles, during the 2014 CFL season. Jackson was on the injury list for six games.[2]

Dallas CowboysEdit

On December 22, 2015, Jackson was signed to the practice squad of the Dallas Cowboys' of the NFL.[4] He was released by the Cowboys on May 6, 2016.[5]

Saskatchewan RoughridersEdit

Jackson signed with the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders on June 21, 2016.[6] Jackson played six games for the Riders in 2016, contributing 21 tackles.

BC LionsEdit

Jackson signed with the BC Lions of the CFL on February 14, 2017.[7] In one season in BC Jackson accumulated 17 defensive tackles, four special teams tackles and recorded his first career interception.

Edmonton Eskimos Edit

On February 28, 2018 Jackson signed with the Edmonton Eskimos (CFL).[8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Buddy Jackson". Archived from the original on November 19, 2012. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Buddy Jackson". Archived from the original on November 30, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Buddy Jackson". Archived from the original on November 30, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  4. "BUDDY JACKSON". Archived from the original on December 31, 2015. Retrieved December 31, 2015.
  5. Garey, Glenn (May 6, 2016). "Cowboys Announce The Release Of Five Players". Archived from the original on June 8, 2016. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  6. "RIDERS SIGN BUDDY JACKSON". June 21, 2016. Archived from the original on July 30, 2016. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
  7. "Lions sign free-agent defensive back Buddy Jackson to contract". February 14, 2017. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  8. "Esks ink DB Buddy Jackson -" (in en-US). 2018-02-28.

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