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Wilbur Jackson
Date of birth: (1951-11-19) November 19, 1951 (age 67)
Place of birth: Ozark, Alabama
Career information
Position(s): Running back
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 1974 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9
Organizations
 As player:
1974-1979
1980-1982
San Francisco 49ers
Washington Redskins
Playing stats at NFL.com

Wilbur Jackson (born November 19, 1951 in Ozark, Alabama) is a former American football running back for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He was drafted in the first round of the 1974 NFL Draft out of University of Alabama by the 49ers. He played five seasons for San Francisco, and then three years with the Washington Redskins.

Jackson was the first African-American offered a football scholarship at the University of Alabama and was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. He still holds the Alabama school record for yards per carry (7.2) for his career (1,529 yards on 212 attempts) from 1971-73.

During the Super Bowl XVII highlight film, Jackson can be seen pulling up lame with a hamstring injury in a futile attempt to stop Fulton Walker of the Miami Dolphins from returning a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown, the first such score in Super Bowl history.


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