Jarious Jackson

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Jarious Jackson
Edmonton Eskimos
Jarious Jackson (March 2009).jpg
Date of birth: (1977-05-03) May 3, 1977 (age 36)
Place of birth: Tupelo, Mississippi
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: Import
Position(s): QB
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 232 lb (105 kg)
College: Notre Dame
High school: Tupelo
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 7 / Pick: 214
Drafted by: Denver Broncos
Hand: Right
Organizations
As coach:
2013
2014–present

BC Lions (QB coach)
Edmonton Eskimos*


*QB coach/Passing Game Coordinator/Player Development
As player:
2000
2001
2002–2003
20052011
2012
Denver Broncos (NFL)
Barcelona Dragons (NFLE)
Denver Broncos (NFL)
BC Lions (CFL)
Toronto Argonauts (CFL)
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Playing stats at CFL.ca
Playing stats at NFL.com

Jarious K. Jackson (born May 3, 1977) is a former American and Canadian football quarterback and currently the quarterbacks coach for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He played professionally in the CFL for seven seasons with the BC Lions and Toronto Argonauts where he won three Grey Cup championships in 2006, 2011, and 2012. He has also played professionally for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League where he was drafted 214th overall in the 2000 NFL Draft. Jackson played college football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

High school[edit]

Jackson attended Tupelo High School in Tupelo, Mississippi, and was a letterman in football, basketball, and track. In football, he won SuperPrep All-America honors.[1]

College career[edit]

Jackson attended the University of Notre Dame, where he was a two year starter and set school single-season records for passing yards (2,753), completions (184), and attempts (316) as a senior during the 1999 season. In the process, he broke the yardage mark held by the legendary Joe Theismann. (All of Jackson's records were subsequently broken by Brady Quinn.) Jackson also threw for 17 touchdowns during his senior year, ranking third behind Ron Powlus and Rick Mirer. He was second on the team in rushing with 140 carries for 464 yards (3.3 avg) and 7 scores.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Denver Broncos[edit]

Jackson was drafted in the 7th round of the 2000 NFL Draft, 214th overall, by the Denver Broncos. Pro scouts projected that Jackson could develop into a solid NFL quarterback if placed into the right system. However, after 4 seasons as a Bronco backup, he saw action in only 5 games, completing 11 of 22 passes for 114 yards.[1]

Barcelona Dragons[edit]

Jackson also spent one season (2001) in Barcelona, as part of NFL Europe, where he competed in the 2001 World Bowl.[1]

BC Lions[edit]

In 2004, Jackson signed onto the practice squad of the BC Lions in the CFL. He began 2005 on the practice squad, but was elevated to the active roster when CFL superstars Dave Dickenson and Casey Printers went down with injuries.[1] He saw action in 2 games, had 3 completions out of 6 attempts for a total of 30 yards and rushed four times for a total of 35 yards.[2]

At the beginning of 2006 season, Jackson began as the third string quarterback, behind Dickenson and Buck Pierce. However, with alternating injuries to Dickenson and Pierce, he made appearances in all but the final regular season game.[1] 2007 proved, however, to be Jackson's break-out season as he became starting quarterback when Dickenson and Pierce were both out with injuries.[3] For the 11 games Jackson was starting, he had a record of 9–2, threw for 2,553 yards, 18 TDs on 167 completions and 10 interceptions. On February 4, 2008, Jackson re-signed with the Lions 12 days before qualifying as a free-agent.[4] At the beginning of the 2008 season, he was the back-up to Buck Pierce, but has started some games. His only pass in the Western semi-final was a touchdown toss to Geroy Simon.

He was released by the Lions on February 1, 2012.[5]

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

On February 22, 2012, it was announced that Jackson had signed a two-year contract with the Toronto Argonauts.[6]

On February 4, 2013, he was released by the Toronto Argonauts.[7]

Coaching career[edit]

Shortly after his release from the Argonauts, it was announced that Jackson would sign a one-day contract with the BC Lions so that he could retire as a Lion. He would then begin his coaching career as the quarterbacks coach for the Lions.[8]

Statistics[edit]

  Passing   Rushing
Year Team Games Att Comp Pct Yards TD Int Rating Att Yards Avg Long TD Fumb
2000 DEN 2 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 39.6 1 −1 −1.0 −1 0 0
2001 BAR 10 223 125 56.1 1,544 13 6 85.9 43 287 6.7 21 2
2001 DEN 1 12 7 58.3 73 0 0 76.0 5 7 1.4 0 2
2002 DEN 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2003 DEN 1 9 4 44.4 41 0 1 18.5 1 9 9.0 9 0 0
2004 BC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 BC 8 6 3 50.0 60 0 0 64.6 4 35 8.8 21 0 0
2006 BC 18 79 37 46.8 477 3 2 68.4 46 137 3.0 15 1 0
2007 BC 18 304 167 54.9 2,553 18 10 88.9 49 265 5.4 18 3 9
2008 BC 18 288 158 54.9 2,164 17 10 84.3 63 362 5.7 25 2 4
2009 BC 10 155 90 58.1 1,252 12 8 88.4 32 143 4.5 14 2 5
2010 BC 18 48 26 54.2 293 0 3 46.6 11 26 2.4 7 0 0
2011 BC 18 39 18 46.2 263 1 2 55.8 22 80 3.6 17 0 2
2012 TOR 18 135 72 53.3 846 4 3 73.3 42 122 2.9 15 3 0
CFL totals 126 1,054 571 54.2 7,878 55 38 80.8 269 1,170 4.3 25 11 20

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