Jackson in 2006
|No. 28, 34|
|Date of birth:July 28, 1977|
|Place of birth: Quincy, Florida|
|Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)||Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)|
|College: Florida State|
|NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 4 / Pick: 113|
|Debuted in 1999 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Last played in 2009 for the Florida Tuskers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008|
Dexter Lamar Jackson (born July 28, 1977) is a former professional American football safety in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fourth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida State.
Jackson attended Florida State University and was a Human Science Major and a letterman in football. In football, he was named as an All-Atlantic Coast Conference as a junior, and he finished his college football career with 194 tackles, 7 interceptions, 16 passes defensed, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and blocked four field goals.
First stint with BuccaneersEdit
Jackson was the MVP of Super Bowl XXXVII, recording two interceptions. His margin of victory for the award was the "fan vote" in which he gained four votes based on internet polling. Were it not for the fan votes, Simeon Rice would have won the award. He was the first safety to win the award since Jake Scott in 1973, the third defensive back overall (joining Scott and Larry Brown), and to date the most recent defensive player to win a Super Bowl MVP.
The Super Bowl win came just before Jackson declared for free agency. The Pittsburgh Steelers had a verbal agreement to sign Jackson; however, he backed out at the last minute and signed with the Arizona Cardinals instead. The Steelers then went to "Plan B" and drafted Troy Polamalu.
Second stint with BuccaneersEdit
Jackson rejoined the Buccaneers in 2004, and played with them until the end of the 2005 season.
On September 19, 2011, Dexter Jackson and former World Boxing Organization cruiserweight world champion Tyrone Booze began a new radio show called "All Sports" with Randy Harris on Clearwater, Florida's WTAN AM 1340. The show is also aired on WDCF, WZHR and online on the Talking Sports Network.
Jackson is married to Tina Jackson (of Miami, FL) and has four daughters: Jazmine, Daisia, Meah, and Taylor. Jackson currently works for the children's crisis center of Mental Health Care, Inc., a non-profit organization in Tampa.
- ↑ http://www.post-gazette.com/steelers/20031106snoter1106p5.asp
- ↑ http://tantalk1340.com/index.cfm?PID=4 WTAN-AM 1340 / WDCF-AM 1350 Tampa Bay - Weekday Schedule
- ↑ http://www.talkingsportswithrandyharris.com Talking Sports with Randy Harris
- ↑ Cincinnati Bengals bio
- ↑ http://www.nfl.com/superbowl/story/09000d5d8268075e/article/an-unlikely-mvp-jackson-finds-happiness-working-with-kids