Robert Jackson (American football coach)

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Robert Jackson
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1921-10-26)October 26, 1921
Mineral, Virginia
Died April 14, 2010(2010-04-14) (aged 88)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Playing career
North Carolina A&T
New York Giants
Position(s) Fullback, linebacker
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Johnson C. Smith
North Carolina Central
Head coaching record
Overall 17–42–4
College Football Data Warehouse

Robert Herman "Stonewall" Jackson (October 26, 1921 – March 14, 2010) was an American football player and coach. He first served his country in World War II, and returned home to he enroll in North Carolina A&T State University from 1946 to 1950. Jackson played fullback and linebacker at NCA&T. He is the first HBCU alumnus to be drafted by an NFL team when he was selected by the New York Giants in the 16th round (202nd overall) of the 1950 NFL Draft. After his two-year stint in the NFL, Jackson went an obtained his master's degree at Springfield College (Massachusetts). He devoted over 40 years of his life to coaching and developing competitive student athletes. Even though Jackson spent most of his career at North Carolina Central University, he also coached football, basketball, track, and tennis at Johnson C. Smith University, St. Augustine's University, Shaw University, and Texas Southern University. He also served as a faculty member, trainer, and equipment manager at some of these institutions.

Jackson died on March 14, 2010 at Capital Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.[1]


  1. ^ "Robert Jackson (1921 - 2010)"., Inc. Retrieved January 7, 2011. 

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