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Joe Jackson
Date of birth: (1953-07-27) July 27, 1953 (age 66)
Place of birth: Chicopee, Massachusetts
Career information
CFL status: Import
Position(s): LB
NFL Draft: 1975 / Round: 10 / Pick: 256
Drafted by: Miami Dolphins
Organizations
Playing stats at NFL.com

Joe Jackson (born July 27, 1953) is a former American football linebacker who played two seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the tenth round of the 1975 NFL Draft.[1] He played college football at Pennsylvania State University.

College careerEdit

Jackson played for the Penn State Nittany Lions. He returned an onside kick for a touchdown in the 1975 Cotton Bowl.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Jackson was selected by the Miami Dolphins with the 256th pick in the 1975 NFL Draft as a tight end or wide receiver.[1][2] He was released by the Dolphins in August 1975.[3]

He played in twelve games for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1975 to 1976.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "1975 NFL Draft". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1975/draft.htm. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Joe Jackson CFL card". canadianfootballcards.com. Archived from the original on February 7, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160207205444/http://www.canadianfootballcards.com/products/joe-jackson-cfl-card-1994-jogo-missing-years-9c-winnipeg-blue-bombers-penn-state-nittany-lions. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  3. "MIAMI DOLPHINS". The Post-Crescent: pp. 17. August 12, 1975. Archived from the original on February 7, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160207205739/https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/22798387/. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  4. "1975 Winnipeg Blue Bombers". profootballarchives.com. http://www.profootballarchives.com/1975cflwpg.html. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  5. "1976 Winnipeg Blue Bombers". profootballarchives.com. http://www.profootballarchives.com/1976cflwpg.html. Retrieved February 7, 2016.

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