|No. -- Free Agent|
|Date of birth:December 12, 1983|
|Place of birth: Opelika, Alabama|
|Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)||Weight: 304 lb (138 kg)|
|Debuted in 2006 for the Atlanta Falcons|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008|
|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.
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
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.