Bernard Jackson (defensive back)
Jackson playing for the Broncos in Super Bowl XII
|No. 23, 29, 26|
|Date of birth:||August 24, 1950|
|Place of birth:||Washington, D.C.|
|Date of death:||May 26, 1997(aged 46)|
|Place of death:||Lompoc, California|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||178 lb (81 kg)|
|High school:||Dorsey (CA)|
|College:||Washington State (1970–71)
Pierce College (1968–69)
|NFL Draft:||1972 / Round: 4 / Pick: 81|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics|
Bernard Frank Jackson (born August 24, 1950 – May 26, 1997) was an American football defensive back who played for three National Football League teams. He was the 81st pick in the 1972 NFL draft, selected by the Cincinnati Bengals as a defensive back. After five years, he was traded to the Denver Broncos in March 1977, and was a starter, including Super Bowl XII.
As a collegiate player at Washington State in the Pac-8, Jackson was a running back and kick returner for head coach Jim Sweeney During his senior season in 1971, he rushed for 1,189 yards on 177 attempts (6.7 avg, 1st in Pac-8) and was named to the All-Coast team.
Jackson was traded to the Denver Broncos in March 1977. In his first season with the Broncos, they earned an appearance in Super Bowl XII. Jackson started the game. The Broncos lost to the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 27-10.
- "Jackson traded to Broncos". Southeast Missourian. Cape Girardeau. Associated Press. March 17, 1977. p. 16.
- "Ex-Cougar Football Player Jackson Dies". Seattle Times. May 28, 1997. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
- Brown, Bruce (September 30, 1971). "Desire to hit is costly sometimes". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. p. 27.
- "Jackson tabbed star of the month". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. October 12, 1971. p. 19.
- Brown, Bruce (February 2, 1972). "SWAB victors go east". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. p. 29.
- Missildine, Harry (January 15, 1978). "Two paths to the Super Bowl". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. D1.
- "Bernard Jackson". Sports Reference. College football. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
- "Broncos waive Bernard Jackson". Tuscaloosa News. Alabama. Associated Press. November 27, 1980. p. 23.
- Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • Pro-Football-Reference • Databasefootball.com
- Bernard Jackson at Find a Grave
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