Bobby Jackson (defensive back)
|No. 28, 20|
January 10, 1936|
|College||University of Alabama|
|High school||Murphy (Mobile, Alabama)|
|NFL draft||1959 / Round: 7|
He was drafted by the Packers in 1959 in the 7th round, but was released by the Packers. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as a defensive back for the 1960 season, a season that was the Eagles' first title championship since 1949. After one season with the Bears, he retired, having played 21 games. He also served as a kick returner, with one return for five yards.
Life after football
After retirement, he worked for Shell Oil for 10 years and also worked for WKSJ radio for 23 years, retiring in 2006. He was also active in the Red Elephant Club, NFL Players Association and Mardi Gras Society. He was elected to the Mobile Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.
He died at the age of 73 of an undisclosed illness.