Dexter Jackson
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Jackson with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2006
No. 28, 34
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born: (1977-07-28) July 28, 1977 (age 44)
Quincy, Florida
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Quincy (FL) Shanks
College:Florida State
NFL Draft:1999 / Round: 4 / Pick: 113
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:457
Sacks:5.0
Forced fumbles:5
Fumble recoveries:5
Interceptions:17
Player stats at NFL.com

Dexter Lamar Jackson (born July 28, 1977) is a former professional American football safety in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fourth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida State.

Jackson won a Super Bowl with the Buccaneers when the team defeated the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII; he was also named Super Bowl MVP. Jackson played for the Arizona Cardinals and Cincinnati Bengals as well.

College career

Jackson attended Florida State University and was a Human Science Major and a letterman in football. In football, he was named as an All-Atlantic Coast Conference as a junior, and he finished his college football career with 194 tackles, 7 interceptions, 16 passes defensed, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and blocked four field goals.[citation needed]

Professional career

First stint with Buccaneers

Jackson was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fourth round (113th overall) of the 1999 NFL draft. He made his NFL debut versus the Denver Broncos.[citation needed]

Jackson was the MVP of Super Bowl XXXVII, recording two interceptions.[1] He was the first safety to win the award since Jake Scott in 1973, the third defensive back overall (joining Scott and Larry Brown).[citation needed]

Arizona Cardinals

The Super Bowl win came just before Jackson declared for free agency. The Pittsburgh Steelers had a verbal agreement to sign Jackson; however, he backed out at the last minute and signed with the Arizona Cardinals instead.[2] The Steelers then went to "Plan B" and drafted Troy Polamalu.[3]

Second stint with Buccaneers

Jackson rejoined the Buccaneers in 2004, and played with them until the end of the 2005 season.

Cincinnati Bengals

Before the 2006 season Jackson signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as a free agent. He played three seasons with the team before being released on March 6, 2009.

Florida Tuskers

Jackson finished his professional career with the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League. Jackson was among several former Buccaneers on the Tuskers' inaugural roster and played for the team for the 2009 season before retiring.[citation needed]

Coaching career

Jackson has coached in the greater Atlanta area with CoachUp, a private coaching service.[4][better source needed]

Broadcasting career

On September 19, 2011, Dexter Jackson and former World Boxing Organization cruiserweight world champion Tyrone Booze began a new radio show called "All Sports" with Randy Harris on Clearwater, Florida's WTAN AM 1340.[5][better source needed] The show has also aired on WDCF, WZHR and online on the Talking Sports Network.[6]

Personal life

Jackson is married to Tina Jackson (of Miami, FL) and has four daughters: Jazmine, Daisia, Meah, and Taylor.[7] Jackson serves as Youth & Recreation Manager for the Tampa Housing Authority, a non-profit organization in Tampa.[8][better source needed]

NFL career statistics

Legend
Super Bowl MVP
Won the Super Bowl
Bold Career high
Year Team GP Tackles Fumbles Interceptions
Comb Solo Ast Sck FF FR Yds Int Yds Lng TD PD
1999 TB 12 2 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 TB 13 20 18 2 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 TB 15 66 55 11 2.5 2 0 0 4 42 29 0 8
2002 TB 16 71 56 15 0.0 0 1 0 3 101 58 0 6
2003 ARI 16 88 75 13 0.0 1 0 0 6 122 30 0 14
2004 TB 6 15 13 2 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 TB 11 45 32 13 1.0 0 0 0 1 21 21 0 5
2006 CIN 12 55 39 16 1.0 0 1 0 1 46 46 0 4
2007 CIN 14 72 44 28 0.5 0 2 19 2 7 7 0 3
2008 CIN 3 21 14 7 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Career[9] 118 455 348 107 5.0 5 5 19 17 339 58 0 41

References

  1. ^ Auman, Greg (January 29, 2015). "Ex-Buc Dexter Jackson still savors MVP day at Super Bowl". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved January 30, 2022.
  2. ^ Bouchette, Ed (November 6, 2003). "Steelers Report: 11/6/03". Post-Gazette.com.
  3. ^ "Asked and Answered: Feb. 22". www.steelers.com. Retrieved February 24, 2022.
  4. ^ "Train with Dexter, a Football coach on CoachUp". CoachUp.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 6, 2011. Retrieved October 4, 2011.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) WTAN-AM 1340 / WDCF-AM 1350 Tampa Bay - Weekday Schedule
  6. ^ "Talking Sports with Randy Harris".
  7. ^ "Derek Jackson - Cincinnati Bengals bio". Bengals.com.
  8. ^ "LinkedIn profile - Dexter Jackson". LinkedIn.com.
  9. ^ "Dexter Jackson Stats". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.