Dexter Jackson
No. 10, 89, 2     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-08-05) August 5, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth: Decatur, Georgia
Career information
College: Appalachian State
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 58
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Tampa Bay Buccaneers ( 2008)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Receiving yards     
Return yards     424
Total touchdowns     0
Stats at

Dexter Myles Jackson (born August 5, 1986) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Appalachian State. Jackson was also a member of the Carolina Panthers, Virginia Destroyers, New York Jets and High Country Grizzlies.

Early yearsEdit

He attended and played high school football at Dunwoody High School in Dunwoody, Georgia.

College careerEdit

Jackson proved key in one of college football's biggest upsets, recording two touchdowns and 92 yards as well as 19 yards rushing, in the Mountaineers' 34-32 Week 1 win over the No. 5 ranked Michigan Wolverines. A photograph of Jackson in the act of running the ball past the Michigan defense was run on the cover of the September 10, 2007 edition of Sports Illustrated.[1]

Professional careerEdit


At the NFL Scouting Combine, Jackson ran the manually timed 40-yard dash (4.27 seconds) faster than any other receiver[2] which bumped his value up the Buccaneers' draft board.[3]

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Jackson was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round (58th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. On July 25, he signed a four-year contract. He played seven games for the team in 2008.

The Buccaneers waived Jackson on August 31, 2009.

Carolina PanthersEdit

The Carolina Panthers signed Jackson to their practice squad on October 12, 2009. After his contract expired following the season, he was re-signed to a future contract on January 4, 2010. Jackson was waived by the Panthers on August 31, 2010.

Virginia DestroyersEdit

Jackson was signed by the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League on May 23, 2011.[4]

New York JetsEdit

Jackson was signed to the New York Jets' practice squad on November 9, 2011.[5] He was released on November 19.[6] He was re-signed to the practice squad on November 30.[7] Jackson was waived on August 25, 2012.[8]

High Country GrizzliesEdit

On December 19, 2016, Jackson signed with the High Country Grizzlies of the National Arena League (NAL) to be the marquee player and face of the team for marketing and ticket sales during their inaugural 2017 season. He agreed to a contract that included sales incentives and a relocation reimbursement for Jackson and his family. Jackson initially requested his ticket sales incentives in February prior to the start of the season, but Jackson would leave the team over non-payment in May and the league suspended Jackson. In August, Jackson took the Grizzlies to arbitration with the league and the NAL ruled in Jackson's favor with the team owing Jackson US$9,500. Jackson filed another complaint with Watauga County over continued non-payment by the team as of January 2018.[9]


  1. SI Classic Cover Collection - Own a piece of Sports History - Choose from over 1,500![dead link]
  2. The Appalachian Online - Stock rises in senior receiver
  3. "Dexter Jackson Scouting Report - 2008 NFL Draft Prospect".
  4. "UFL Transactions". OurSports Central. May 23, 2011. Retrieved June 14, 2011.
  5. Jets Media Relations Department (November 9, 2011). "PS Moves: WR Jackson Signed, DT Gilbert Cut". New York Jets. Archived from the original on November 10, 2011. Retrieved November 9, 2011.
  6. Vrentas, Jenny (November 19, 2011). "A look back at the Jets' 17-13 loss at Denver". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on November 22, 2011. Retrieved November 19, 2011.
  7. Jets Media Relations Department (December 1, 2011). "WR Jackson Returns to Practice Squad". New York Jets. Archived from the original on January 23, 2016. Retrieved December 1, 2011.
  8. Jets Media Relations Department (25 August 2012). "Seven Players Waived, Roster at 80". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 28 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  9. "Dexter Jackson sues Grizzlies alleging unpaid revenue". Watauga Democrat. January 20, 2018.

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