|Date of birth:||December 8, 1939|
|Place of birth:||Chicago Heights, Illinois|
|AFL Draft:||1962 / Round: 2 / Pick: 14
(by the Boston Patriots)
|NFL Draft:||1962 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11
(by the Cleveland Browns)
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Leroy Jackson (born December 8, 1939 in Chicago Heights, Illinois) is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Western Illinois University and is a member of the school's athletic Hall of Fame.
On Dec. 8, 1962, his 23rd birthday, Jackson caught an 85-yard touchdown pass for the Redskins from quarterback Norm Snead in a 34-21 loss to the Baltimore Colts. He had been a first-round NFL draft pick of the Cleveland Browns, the 11th player selected in the 1962 draft.
Jackson was the Illinois state champion in the 100 yard dash three years in a row for Bloom High School from 1956-58.
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