Asa Jackson

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Asa Jackson
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Jackson with the Baltimore Ravens in 2012
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1989-12-02) December 2, 1989 (age 30)
Sacramento, California
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:183 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school:Christian Brothers
(Sacramento, California)
College:Cal Poly
NFL Draft:2012 / Round: 5 / Pick: 169
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:38
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Pass deflections:4
Player stats at

Asa Rashaan Webster Jackson (born December 2, 1989) is an American football cornerback 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.

College career[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

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.[1] Jackson was placed on injured reserve on December 16, 2014. Jackson was cut by the Baltimore Ravens on September 5, 2015.[2]


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.[3] On August 2, 2013, he again violated the PED policy and was suspended without pay for an additional eight games of the 2013 season.[4] Jackson then completed the required paperwork and to be authorized to take Adderall.[5]

New York Giants[edit]

On September 6, 2015, the New York Giants claimed Jackson off Waivers.[6] He was waived just two days after signing with the Giants.[7]

Baltimore Ravens (second stint)[edit]

On September 10, 2015, Jackson was signed to the Ravens' practice squad.[8]

On October 13, 2015, Jackson was re-signed to the active roster.[9] He was waived/injured on November 17 due to an ankle injury.[10] 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.

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

On November 30, 2015, Jackson was signed to the Bengals' practice squad.[11]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

On January 28, 2016, cornerback Asa Jackson signed a futures contract with the Arizona Cardinals.[12] On August 29, 2016, Jackson was waived by the Cardinals.[13]

Baltimore Ravens (third stint)[edit]

On October 17, 2016, Jackson was signed to the Ravens' practice squad.[14] He was promoted to the active roster on November 15, 2016.[15] He was released by the Ravens on November 26, 2016 and was re-signed to the practice squad.[16]

Detroit Lions[edit]

On December 6, 2016, Jackson was signed by the Lions off the Ravens' practice squad.[17] He was placed on injured reserve on January 3, 2017 with an ankle injury.[18]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

On August 8, 2017, Jackson was signed by the San Francisco 49ers.[19] He was waived on September 2, 2017 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[20][21] He was promoted to the active roster on September 16, 2017.[22] He was placed on injured reserve on October 10, 2017.[23]


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  2. ^ Downing, Garrett (September 5, 2015). "Ravens Trim 2015 Roster To 53 Players". Archived from the original on October 11, 2017. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  3. ^ "Baltimore Ravens' Asa Jackson suspended four games for PEDs". December 11, 2012.
  4. ^ "Ravens CB Asa Jackson suspended eight games for violating NFL drug policy". August 2, 2013.
  5. ^ "Ravens' Asa Jackson now approved for drug that caused PED violation". August 2, 2013.
  6. ^ "Giants awarded DT Louis Nix & CB Asa Jackson off waivers". Dan Salomone. September 6, 2015. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved September 6, 2015.
  7. ^ Eisen, Michael (September 8, 2015). "Giants waive CB Asa Jackson and DT Louis Nix III". Archived from the original on September 10, 2015. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  8. ^ Mink, Ryan (September 10, 2015). "Ravens Re-Sign CB Asa Jackson To Practice Squad". Archived from the original on September 14, 2015. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  9. ^ Twitter, Baltimore Ravens (October 13, 2015). "Ravens Sign CB Asa Jackson To Active Roster". via Baltimore Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  10. ^ Downing, Garrett (November 17, 2015). "Ravens Waive Asa Jackson, Jeremy Ross". Retrieved November 27, 2015.
  11. ^ "Bengals waive Sean Porter; Asa Jackson replaces Dan France on practice squad". Cincy Jungle. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  12. ^ "NFL roster moves: Arizona Cardinals add former Ravens CB Asa Jackson". Revenge of the Birds. Retrieved January 29, 2016.
  13. ^ Urban, Darren. "First Cardinals Cuts to 77 Produce Long Snapper".
  14. ^ "Ravens Sign CB Asa Jackson To Practice Squad".
  15. ^ Mink, Ryan (November 15, 2016). "Ravens Promote DB Asa Jackson, Place DT Willie Henry on Injured Reserve". Archived from the original on November 12, 2017.
  16. ^ Mink, Ryan (November 26, 2016). "Ravens Activate Tight End Nick Boyle to 53-Man Roster". Archived from the original on January 19, 2018.
  17. ^ "Lions sign RB Joique Bell and CB Asa Jackson". December 4, 2016.
  18. ^ "Lions sign OL Garrett Reynolds and promote CB Adairius Barnes to active roster". January 3, 2017.
  19. ^ "49ers Sign CB Asa Jackson, Waive/Injured CB Zach Franklin". August 8, 2017. Archived from the original on August 8, 2017. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  20. ^ "49ers Cut Roster Down to 53 Players". September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on March 2, 2018.
  21. ^ "49es Claim DL Xavier Cooper off Waivers, Sign 8 Players to Practice Squad". September 3, 2017. Archived from the original on January 30, 2018.
  22. ^ "49ers Promote CB Jackson to Active Roster, Waive CB Reaser". September 16, 2017. Archived from the original on March 4, 2018.
  23. ^ "49ers Sign CB Leon Hall, Place CB Asa Jackson on IR". October 10, 2017.

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