Amarri Jackson

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Amarri Jackson
Free agent
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-05-18) May 18, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth: Sarasota, Florida
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Sarasota (FL) Riverview
College: South Florida
Undrafted: 2008
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career Arena statistics
Receptions: 448
Yards: 5,748
Touchdowns: 109
Tackles: 30.0
Returns-Yards-TDs: 92-1,793-4
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Amarri Nathaniel Jackson (born May 18, 1985) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent.

Early life[edit]

Jackson attended Riverview High School, in Sarasota, Florida, where he earned four varsity letters in football, three in basketball and four in track. He was twice named an all-state basketball player while in high school.[1]

College career[edit]

He played college football at University of South Florida from 2005 to 2007.[2] In 2005, he led USF to a 45-14 win over Louisville with two rushing touchdowns on runs of 51 and 12 yards, a touchdown throw of 11 yards on a reverse, and two catches for 75 yards. He also had seven catches for 68 yards in a game against Rutgers in 2005. As a senior in 2007,[3] Jackson started the first eight games of the season but missed the last four games due to an injury. He had six catches for 60 yards against Florida Atlantic and returned to the USF Bulls' lineup for the 2007 Sun Bowl.[1]

Professional career[edit]

He has been signed twice by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, first as an undrafted free agent in 2008[4][5] and again as a training camp invitee in 2009.[6][7] He was released by the Buccaneers both times during training camp, prior to the start of the preseason.[8][9]

San Jose SaberCats[edit]

On April 25, 2013, Jackson was traded to the San Jose SaberCats in exchange for Aaron Garcia and Devin Clark.[10]

Tampa Bay Storm[edit]

On September 17, 2013, Jackson was traded by the SaberCats, along with Raymond McNeil, to the Storm for future considerations.[11]

Cleveland Gladiators[edit]

On December 9, 2014, Jackson was assigned to the Cleveland Gladiators.

Los Angeles KISS[edit]

On December 9, 2015, Jackson was assigned to the Los Angeles KISS.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Amarri Jackson Bio". USF Bulls. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  2. ^ "Amarri Jackson Stats". www.espn.go.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved April 30, 2008. 
  3. ^ "New Heights: Receiver Jackson looking for breakout season". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. 2007-08-30. 
  4. ^ "Instant Callbacks: Four Tryout Players Signed (May 6, 2008)". 
  5. ^ Ryan T. Boyd (April 29, 2008). "Three USF products invited to Bucs' rookie camp". The Bradenton Herald. Retrieved 2008-04-30. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Three Bulls Among Seven Tryout Signees (May 4, 2009)". 
  7. ^ Tom Balog (June 2, 2009). "Jackson needs swagger; BUCS: WR Antonio Bryant says Amarri Jackson needs to get assertive". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. 
  8. ^ "Mini-Camp Follow-up: Moore Signs, Others Cut (June 20, 2008)". 
  9. ^ "Stroughter Second 2009 Draftee to Sign (June 19, 2009)". 
  10. ^ "San Jose SaberCats trade away veteran quarterback Aaron Garcia". www.mercurynews.com. MediaNews Group. April 25, 2013. Retrieved April 26, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Storm Welcome Back Amarri Jackson". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. September 17, 2013. Retrieved September 18, 2013.