Don Jackson (American football)

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Don Jackson
No. 25 – Calgary Stampeders
Position: Running back
Personal information
Born: (1993-09-07) September 7, 1993 (age 24)
Sacramento, California
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school: Elk Grove (CA) Laguna Creek
College: Nevada
Undrafted: 2016
Career history
Roster status: 1-game injured list
CFL status: International
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2016
Rushing yards: 32
Rushing average: 3.2
Rushing touchdowns: 0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at CFL.ca

Don Xzaviar Jackson (born September 7, 1993) is an American professional gridiron football running back for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Nevada. Jackson was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2016.

College career

Jackson attended the University of Nevada, where he played on the Nevada Wolf Pack football team from 2013 to 2015 after playing one season and transferring from Iowa Western Community College.[1]

Statistics

Year Team GP Rushing Receiving
Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2013 NEV 9 83 332 4.0 39 4 3 35 11.7 33 0
2014 NEV 13 216 957 4.4 47 7 13 157 12.1 66 1
2015 NEV 13 229 1,082 4.7 62 8 7 77 11.0 24 1
Total 35 528 2,371 4.5 62 19 23 269 11.7 66 2
Source: NevadaWolfPack.com

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP Wonderlic
5 ft 10 in
(1.78 m)
205 lb
(93 kg)
4.50 s 1.59 s 2.62 s 4.34 s 7.09 s 38.5 in
(0.98 m)
9 ft 10 in
(3.00 m)
15 reps 12[2]
All values are from Pro Day[3]

After going undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft, Jackson signed with the Green Bay Packers on May 6, 2016.[4] On July 25, 2016, he was released by the Packers.[5] Jackson was signed to the Packers' practice squad on September 5, 2016.[6] On October 20, 2016, he was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster after Packers running backs Eddie Lacy and James Starks suffered injuries the week prior.[7] Jackson made his NFL debut against their NFC North rival Chicago Bears in Week 7 on the same day he was promoted. He finished the game with two rushes for six yards after leaving the game early with a left hand injury in the first half.[8] On November 16, 2016, he was placed on injured reserve.[9]

Jackson re-signed with the Packers on March 8, 2017.[10] On May 1, 2017, he was released by the Packers after the team drafted three running backs.[11]

Statistics

Year Team G GS Rushing Receiving Fumbles
Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2016 GB 3 1 10 32 3.2 7 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Total 3 1 10 32 3.2 7 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Source: NFL.com

References

  1. ^ "Nevada Wolf Pack: Don Jackson". NevadaWolfPack.com. Retrieved October 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ McGinn, Bob (May 6, 2016). "A closer look at the Packers rookie free agents". JSOnline.com. Archived from the original on April 21, 2018. Retrieved April 21, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Don Jackson - Nevada, RB : 2016 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved October 18, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Packers sign 19 rookie free agents". Packers.com. May 6, 2016. Retrieved October 18, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Packers announce roster moves". Packers.com. July 25, 2016. Retrieved October 18, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Packers sign LS Goode; claim RB Pressley". Packers.com. September 5, 2016. Retrieved October 18, 2016. 
  7. ^ Hodkiewicz, Wes (October 20, 2016). "Don Jackson brings 'energy, juice' to backfield". Packers.com. Retrieved October 21, 2016. 
  8. ^ Demovsky, Rob (October 21, 2016). "Another Packers' RB, another injury: This time it's Don Jackson". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 21, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Packers claim RB Christine Michael". Packers.com. November 16, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Packers' Don Jackson: Tendered by Packers". cbssports.com. March 8, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Packers release two running backs". Packers.com. May 1, 2017. 

External links

  • Green Bay Packers bio
  • Nevada Wolf Pack bio
  • Career statistics and player information from NFL.com · ESPN · CBS Sports · Yahoo! Sports · Pro-Football-Reference
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