Dexter Jackson (wide receiver)
|No. 2 High Country Grizzlies|
|Date of birth:||August 5, 1986|
|Place of birth:||Decatur, Georgia|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||182 lb (83 kg)|
|High school:||Dunwoody (GA)|
|NFL Draft:||2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 58|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics|
Dexter Myles Jackson (born August 5, 1986) is an American football wide receiver for the High Country Grizzlies of the National Arena League (NAL). He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Appalachian State.
Jackson proved key in one of college football's biggest upsets, recording two touchdowns and 92 yards as well as 19 yards rushing, in the Mountaineers' 34-32 Week 1 win over the No. 5 ranked Michigan Wolverines. A photograph of Jackson in the act of running the ball past the Michigan defense graced the cover of the September 10, 2007 edition of Sports Illustrated.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers waived Jackson on August 31, 2009.
The Carolina Panthers signed Jackson to their practice squad on October 12, 2009. After his contract expired following the season, he was re-signed to a future contract on January 4, 2010. Jackson was waived by the Panthers on August 31, 2010.
New York Jets
Jackson was signed to the New York Jets' practice squad on November 9, 2011. He was released on November 19. He was re-signed to the practice squad on November 30. Jackson was waived on August 25, 2012.
High Country Grizzlies
On December 19, 2016, Jackson signed with the High Country Grizzlies.
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