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Jerome Jackson
No. --     Free Agent
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-05-15) May 15, 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth: Saginaw, Michigan
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
College: Michigan
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Stats at NFL.com

Jerome Alexander Terrell Jackson (born May 15, 1984) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. After Jackson graduated from the University of Michigan, he was not selected in the 2007 NFL draft. He signed with the Browns as an undrafted free agent shortly thereafter.[1]

Early lifeEdit

Jackson attended Saginaw High School where he earned a place in the National Honor Society.[1] He served as the football team's starter at running back for each of his four-years at the school. He also participated on the school's track and field team for four years; and, Jackson played basketball for one season.[1]

Jackson completed high school with 4,057 career yards rushing and 66 career rushing touchdowns (TD). As a senior, Jackson established himself as a top high school football player; and, his play on the field helped him earn the Gatorade Offensive Player of the Year Award.[1]

In addition to his Gatorade award, Jackson earned a spot on PrepStar Magazine’s All-American list and a High School All-American. Jackson also won a number of other awards and received recognition in many notable magazines; all of which identified Jackson as a top college prospect.[1]

College careerEdit

After Jackson graduated from high school, he decided to attend the University of Michigan on an athletic scholarship. Jackson appeared in 35 games during his time at Michigan. He lettered each of his four years and started two games. His most noteworthy game came against Northwestern during the 2005 season. In that game, Jackson established a personal best in rushing yards in a single game (105) and rushing attempts in a single game (24).[1] In recognition of his performance and commitments to the football team, the football team named Jackson the co-recipient of the Brandstatter/Beckmann Award, given to the person that "best demonstrates passion, dedication and commitment to the team."

Professional careerEdit

Although Jackson was eligible for the 2007 NFL draft, no team selected him. He did sign with the Cleveland Browns in May;[2] however, his 2007 season was cut short on August 9. That day, the Browns placed Jackson on the injured reserve list after he injured his knee.[3]

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