Jackson with the Baltimore Ravens in 2012
|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||December 2, 1989|
|Place of birth:||Sacramento, California|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||183 lb (83 kg)|
|High school:||Sacramento (CA) Christian Brothers|
|NFL Draft:||2012 / Round: 5 / Pick: 169|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2016|
Asa Rashaan Webster Jackson (born December 2, 1989) is an American football cornerback and return specialist who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football for California Polytechnic State University.
Jackson was a four-year starter at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, more commonly referred to as Cal Poly. He finished his college career with 137 solo tackles, 199 total tackles, 8 interceptions for 307 yards (ranks first in school history) and 3 touchdowns (ties school record with David Fullerton), 40 pass deflections, 3 forced fumbles, and a single sack for -6 yards. He played in 43 games, and started in 42 of them.
Jackson was selected in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft with the 169th overall pick. He is probably most known for returning a punt for a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during a preseason NFL game, and then started doing the famous Gangnam Style dance. Although, the play was nullified by a holding penalty. Jackson was placed on injured reserve on December 16, 2014. Jackson was cut by the Baltimore Ravens on September 5, 2015.
Jackson was suspended for four games without pay for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances on December 11, 2012, for using Adderall, a prescription drug, to treat his attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. On August 2, 2013, he again violated the PED policy and was suspended without pay for an additional 8 games of the 2013 season. Jackson has now completed the required paperwork and has been authorized to take Adderall.
New York Giants
Baltimore Ravens (second stint)
On September 10, 2015, Jackson was signed to the Ravens' practice squad.
On October 13, 2015, Jackson was re-signed to the active roster. He was waived/injured on November 17 due to an ankle injury. The next day, he was placed on the team's injured reserve and another day later, on November 19, 2015, he was waived from injured reserve.
On November 30, 2015, Jackson was signed to the Bengals' practice squad.
Baltimore Ravens (third stint)
On October 17, 2016, Jackson was signed to the Ravens' practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on November 15, 2016. He was released by the Ravens on November 26, 2016 and was re-signed to the practice squad.
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- Mink, Ryan (November 26, 2016). "Ravens Activate Tight End Nick Boyle to 53-Man Roster". BaltimoreRavens.com.
- "Lions sign RB Joique Bell and CB Asa Jackson". DetroitLions.com. December 4, 2016.
- "Lions sign OL Garrett Reynolds and promote CB Adairius Barnes to active roster". DetroitLions.com. January 3, 2017.