Malik Jackson

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This article is about the former Oakland Raiders and current Ottawa RedBlacks player. For the Denver Broncos player, see Malik Jackson (defensive end).
Malik Jackson
No. 11     Free agent
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-06-10) June 10, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth: Brooklyn,New York
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school: Dunwoody (GA)
College: Louisville
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2009 for the Albany Firebirds
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: 9-Game Injured List
CFL status: Import
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at CFL.ca

Malik Jackson (born June 10, 1985) is a professional American and Canadian football defensive end for the Ottawa RedBlacks of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football for the Louisville Cardinals.

Jackson has also played for the Albany Firebirds and the Calgary Stampeders.

Early years[edit]

Jackson was born on June 10, 1985 in Dunwoody, Georgia.[1] He attended Dunwoody High School for four years. During his senior season he totaled 93 tackles, two tackles for losses and four force fumbles.[1] During high school Jackson played at defensive back.[1]

College career[edit]

As a freshman in 2004 he appeared in 11 games mostly on special teams and recorded eight tackles.[1] Against Army he recorded a career high three tackles and added two against Cincinnati.[1]

During his sophomore season in 2005, Jackson played in all 12 games and had career high 30 tackles.[1] Jackson made four tackles in his first collegiate start against North Carolina.[1] He added seven tackles which became his career high against Oregon State and then two against Kentucky.[1]

In 2006, as a junior he played in all of the Cardinals 13 games which included the Orange Bowl.[1] He ranked third on the team with 57 tackles and second in the Big East in sacks and tackles for a loss.[1] Jackson led Louisville in sacks with nine and tackles for a loss with 16.[1] In the Orange Bowl he had four tackles and two for a loss, also recording a sack and a fumble recovery.[1] The fumble recovery came with 1:55 left in the second half and was considered controversial as to whether Kenneth Moore of Wake Forest's knee had hit the ground.[2] His fumble recovery was also the first of his Louisville career.[1] After the season he was named to the second team All-Big East team.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Jackson signed as an undrafted free agent with the Oakland Raiders on April 28, 2008.[3][4] He was released on August 12.[4][5] During his stint with the Raiders he was listed as a linebacker.[3]

Albany Firebirds[edit]

Jackson signed with the Albany Firebirds in 2009. On May 9, Jackson debuted with Albany and recorded a team high three pass breakups and four tackles.[6] While with Albany, Jackson played both defensive back and linebacker.[6]

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

Jackson signed with the Calgary Stampeders on May 13, 2009 as a linebacker.[4][7][7] He was released on July 8,[8] but re-signed the next day to Calgary's practice roster.[8] In his first appearance of the 2009 Calgary Stampeders season, Jackson recorded one special teams tackle.[9] In a 44-9 victory over the Toronto Argonauts in Week 3, Jackson was runner-up for the league's defensive player of the week award (behind teammate Dwaine Carpenter) after recording six tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble.[10] Malik Jackson spent 5 seasons (2009 through 2013) with the Stampeders, totalling 214 tackles, 26 special teams tackles, 11 sacks, 2 interceptions, 7 fumble recoveries and 2 defensive touchdowns. Jackson suffered a broken-arm in the 2013 CFL season, which caused him to only play in 2 games that season. In the off-season Jackson was not resigned by the Stampedes and became a free-agent on February 11 2014.

Ottawa RedBlacks[edit]

On February 12, 2014, Jackson signed with the Ottawa RedBlacks of the Canadian Football League.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Louisville Cardinals bio". Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  2. ^ "Louisville downs Wake Forest to capture Orange Bowl". January 3, 2007. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  3. ^ a b "Raiders sign six undrafted free agents". San Francisco Chronicle. April 28, 2008. Retrieved 2009-05-30. [dead link]
  4. ^ a b c "Calgary Stampeders bio". Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  5. ^ White, David (August 12, 2008). "Raiders make a move, add Cardinal". Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  6. ^ a b "Albany Looks to Make it Three-Straight Wins Vs. Manchester". Our Sports Central. May 13, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  7. ^ a b "Stamps add three D-linemen". Our Sports Central. May 13, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  8. ^ a b "July 2009 CFL Transactions". CFL.ca. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  9. ^ "Malik Jackson". Players. CFL.ca. 
  10. ^ http://www.stampeders.com/news_blogs/news/?id=3095
  11. ^ RedBlacks sign former Stampeder LB Jackson