T. J. Jackson
No. --     Free Agent
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-12-12) December 12, 1983 (age 37)
Place of birth: Opelika, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 304 lb (138 kg)
Career information
College: Auburn
Debuted in 2006 for the Atlanta Falcons
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-SEC (2004)
  • Second-team All-SEC (2005)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008
Tackles     7
Sacks     1.0
Forced fumbles     0
Stats at NFL.com

Tommy Eugene "T. J." Jackson (born December 12, 1983 in Opelika, Alabama) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Auburn.

Jackson has also played for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Professional career

Atlanta Falcons

Jackson was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Falcons in 2006. In week 7 of his rookie season, Jackson was activated as starting nose guard to replace veteran Pro Bowler Rod Coleman, who is out with a toe injury. In only his second start, Jackson got his first sack in the NFL against the Cleveland Browns.

Jackson was waived by the Falcons during final cuts on September 1, 2007.

Kansas City Chiefs

Two days after being released by Atlanta, Jackson was signed to the practice squad of the Kansas City Chiefs on September 3, 2007. Following the season, he was re-signed by the Chiefs.

Jackson spent most of the 2008 season on the practice squad but did play in four games for the Chiefs in 2008, recording two tackles. He was re-signed to a future contract on December 30. He was waived on June 19, 2009.

Jackson then turned down the opportunity to play for the Philadelphia Eagles to pursue a doctoral degree.

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