Elliott Cornelius Jackson, Jr. (born November 11, 1972), nicknamed Jack Jackson, is a former American college and professional football player who was a wide receiver for four seasons in the National Football League (NFL) and Arena Football League. Jackson played college football for the University of Florida, and earned All-American honors. Thereafter, he played professionally for the Chicago Bears of the NFL, and also the Orlando Predators, the Carolina Cobras and the Florida Bobcats of the Arena Football League.
Early years Edit
Jackson was born in
Moss Point, Mississippi. He attended  Moss Point High School, where he played  high school football for the Moss Point Tigers.
College career Edit
Jackson received an
athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he was a featured wide receiver for coach Steve Spurrier's Florida Gators football team from 1992 to 1994. Memorably, he had a 100-yard kick-off return for a touchdown against the  Mississippi State Bulldogs in 1993, and led the nation with fifteen receiving touchdowns in 1994. He finished his college career with 143 catches for 2,266 yards (an average of 15.8 yards per  reception) and twenty-nine touchdowns. Jackson was a first-team All-  Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection, the SEC Offensive Player of the Year in 1994, and a consensus first-team All-American. 
Professional career Edit
After his junior college season, Jackson decided to forgo his senior season and enter the
NFL Draft. He was chosen by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round (116th pick overall) of the 1995 NFL Draft, and he played for the Bears for two seasons. 
Jackson also played two seasons for the Orlando Predators, Carolina Cobras and Florida Bobcats of the Arena Football League.
See also Edit
↑ Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players,
Jack Jackson. Retrieved July 8, 2010.
↑ databaseFootball.com, Players,
Jack Jackson. Retrieved June 10, 2010. ↑
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, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 77–78, 88, 93, 97, 99, 127, 143–145, 147–150, 152, 158, 159, 182 (2011). Retrieved August 30, 2011. 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide
2012 NCAA Football Records Book, Award Winners, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, pp. 10 & 14 (2012). Retrieved September 14, 2012.
↑ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History,
1995 National Football League Draft. Retrieved June 10, 2010.
↑ National Football League, Historical Players,
Jack Jackson. Retrieved May 21, 2010. ↑ ArenaFan.com, Players,
Elliot "Jack" Jackson. Retrieved July 8, 2010.
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