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Tyree Jackson
No. 6     
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1997-11-07) November 7, 1997 (age 22)
Place of birth: Norton Shores, Michigan
Career information
College: Buffalo
Undrafted in 2019
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Buffalo Bills ( 2019)*
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* MAC Most Valuable Player (2018)
Stats at NFL.com

Tyree Jackson (born November 7, 1997) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Buffalo.

Early yearsEdit

Jackson attended Mona Shores High School in Norton Shores, Michigan where he was the starting varsity QB all 4 years of high school.[1][2] During his career, he passed for 4,491 yards with 50 touchdowns, had 8,149 yards of total offense and had a 24-18 record. He committed to the University at Buffalo to play college football after receiving offers from Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan and UConn.[3]

College careerEdit

After redshirting his first year at Buffalo in 2015,[4] Jackson played in 10 games and made nine starts in 2016. He finished the season completing 165 of 311 passes for 1,772 yards, nine touchdowns and nine interceptions.[2] As a sophomore in 2017, he started eight games and missed four due to an injury.[5] He completed 143 of 237 passes for 2,096 yards, 12 touchdowns and three interceptions.[6] Jackson returned as the starter in 2018, where he was named MAC Offensive Player of the Year and lead the Bulls to a 10–4 season, a MAC East division title and a bowl game appearance in the Dollar General Bowl.[7][8] On January 6, 2019, Jackson announced that he would forego his senior season to pursue a career in the NFL. He was invited to the 2019 Senior Bowl, playing for the South team and being named team MVP.[9]

College statisticsEdit

Year Team Passing Rushing
Comp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2016 Buffalo 165 311 53.1 1,772 5.7 9 9 104.7 99 399 4.0 5
2017 Buffalo 143 237 60.3 2,096 8.8 12 3 148.8 47 197 4.2 4
2018 Buffalo 225 407 55.3 3,131 7.7 28 12 136.7 55 161 2.9 7
Career 533 955 55.8 6,999 7.3 49 24 129.3 201 757 3.8 16

Professional careerEdit

Following the conclusion of the 2019 NFL Draft, Jackson signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent on April 27, 2019.[10] He was waived during final roster cuts on August 31, 2019.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Player of the Year Top 10: Four-year quarterback Tyree Jackson makes the grade at Mona Shores". http://highschoolsports.mlive.com/news/article/-3401715942869029798/player-of-the-year-top-10-four-year-quarterback-tyree-jackson-makes-the-grade-at-mona-shores/.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sullivan, Jerry (August 24, 2017). "UB quarterback Tyree Jackson hoping for another transformation". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on May 12, 2019. http://www.webcitation.org/78KLkA5EZ. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  3. "Mona Shores quarterback Tyree Jackson said sticking with Buffalo 'just felt right'". http://highschoolsports.mlive.com/news/article/-7863971162460513344/mona-shores-quarterback-tyree-jackson-said-sticking-with-buffalo-just-felt-right/.
  4. "Former Mona Shores standout battling for starting QB job at Buffalo". https://www.mlive.com/sports/muskegon/index.ssf/2016/08/former_mona_shores_standout_ba.html.
  5. "UB coach Lance Leipold affirms commitment to Tyree Jackson at QB". 10 October 2017. https://buffalonews.com/2017/10/10/ub-coach-lance-leipold-affirms-commitment-tyree-jackson-qb/.
  6. Goods, Jack (August 5, 2018). "UB's Tyree Jackson looks to take next step after productive offseason". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on May 12, 2019. http://www.webcitation.org/78KMEmzOe. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  7. "Bulls' Jackson's stock is rising". 19 September 2018. https://wgr550.radio.com/articles/opinion/bulls-jacksons-stock-rising.
  8. Narducci, Marc. "Temple-Buffalo preview: Owls get to deal with QB Tyree Jackson and his deep throws". http://www2.philly.com/philly/sports/colleges/temple/buffalo-bulls-tyree-jackson-temple-owls-lance-leipold-20180906.html.
  9. "Tyree Jackson Named South MVP at Reese's Senior Bowl" (in en). 2019-01-27. http://www.ubbulls.com/sports/fball/2018-19/releases/20190127h08j4f.
  10. Brown, Chris (May 9, 2019). "Get a closer look at the Bills eight undrafted free agent signings". https://www.buffalobills.com/news/get-a-closer-look-at-the-bills-eight-undrafted-free-agent-signings.
  11. Smith, Michael. "Captain Munnerlyn, Tyree Jackson among Bills’ cuts". https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/08/31/captain-munnerlyn-tyree-jackson-among-bills-cuts/. Retrieved August 31, 2019.

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