Joe Jackson (American football)

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Joe Jackson
Date of birth: (1950-05-07) May 7, 1950 (age 64)
Place of birth: Cincinnati, Ohio
Career information
Position(s): Defensive end
College: New Mexico State
NFL Draft: 1972 / Round: 5 / Pick: 139
Drafted by: New York Jets
As player:
New York Jets
Minnesota Vikings
Edmonton Eskimos
Career highlights and awards
Awards: All Rookie Team 1972
Honors: New Mexico State Hall of Fame
Career stats
Playing stats at

Joe "Joey" Jackson (born May 7, 1950) is a former professional football player. He played for the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings as a defensive end. He finished second in quarterback sacks as a rookie. He is currently an evangelist to athletes and conference speaker to Christian men's groups throughout the United States.

He attended and played for the New Mexico State University and was also elected to the New Mexico State University hall of fame. He was later picked in the 5th round of the 1972 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. He was in the Superstar Sports Magazine all rookie team.