Dexter Jackson (wide receiver)

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Dexter Jackson
No. 2 High Country Grizzlies
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-08-05) August 5, 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth: Decatur, Georgia
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight: 182 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school: Dunwoody (GA)
College: Appalachian State
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 58
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 0
Receiving yards: 0
Kick return yards: 327
Punt return yards: 97
Player stats at

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 was also a member of the Carolina Panthers, Virginia Destroyers and New York Jets.

Early years[edit]

He attended and played high school football at Dunwoody High School in Dunwoody, Georgia.

College career[edit]

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.[1]

Professional career[edit]


At the NFL Scouting Combine, Jackson ran the manually timed 40-yard dash (4.27 seconds) faster than any other receiver[2] which bumped his value up the Buccaneers' draft board.[3]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Jackson was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round (58th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. On July 25, he signed a four-year contract. He played seven games for the team in 2008.

The Buccaneers waived Jackson on August 31, 2009.

Carolina Panthers[edit]

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.

Virginia Destroyers[edit]

Jackson was signed by the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League on May 23, 2011.[4]

New York Jets[edit]

Jackson was signed to the New York Jets' practice squad on November 9, 2011.[5] He was released on November 19.[6] He was re-signed to the practice squad on November 30.[7] Jackson was waived on August 25, 2012.[8]

High Country Grizzlies[edit]

On December 19, 2016, Jackson signed with the High Country Grizzlies.


  1. ^ SI Classic Cover Collection - Own a piece of Sports History - Choose from over 1,500![dead link]
  2. ^ The Appalachian Online - Stock rises in senior receiver
  3. ^ Dexter Jackson Scouting Report - 2008 NFL Draft Prospect
  4. ^ "UFL Transactions". OurSports Central. May 23, 2011. Retrieved June 14, 2011. 
  5. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (November 9, 2011). "PS Moves: WR Jackson Signed, DT Gilbert Cut". New York Jets. Archived from the original on November 9, 2011. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  6. ^ Vrentas, Jenny (November 19, 2011). "A look back at the Jets' 17-13 loss at Denver". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on November 19, 2011. Retrieved November 19, 2011. 
  7. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (December 1, 2011). "WR Jackson Returns to Practice Squad". New York Jets. Archived from the original on December 1, 2011. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  8. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (25 August 2012). "Seven Players Waived, Roster at 80". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 25 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 

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