Eddie Jackson (American football)
|No. 34, 35, 20, 29|
|Date of birth:||December 19, 1980|
|Place of birth:||Richardson, Texas|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||200 lb (91 kg)|
Career NFL statistics
|Stats at NFL.com|
Eddie Paul Jackson, Jr. (born December 19, 1980) is a former American football cornerback. He was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at the University of Arkansas.
In college, Jackson started 21 of 47 games at both the cornerback and strong safety slots for the University of Arkansas and totaled 174 tackles, 35 passes defensed, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. He also ran the high hurdles for the national champion Razorback track team. Eddie Jackson was also a College All-American in Track and Field where he won four national Titles. He still holds the freshman record for the 110 high hurdles.
Due in part to his injury, Jackson was not tendered a contract by the Dolphins as a restricted free agent.
New England Patriots
On March 19, 2007, Jackson signed a two-year deal with New England Patriots. The contract contained no signing bonus, and base salaries of $1,510,000 in 2007 and $1,605,000 in 2008. He was released by the Patriots during the 2007 season.
Jackson was signed by the Washington Redskins during the 2008 offseason but was released on June 5.
MasterChef and Food Network Star
Jackson participated in the 2013 MasterChef competition. He moved to the Top 19, won two Mystery Box challenges and had seven wins total. He was eliminated from MasterChef on July 31, 2013 and came in eighth place. In 2015, Jackson is competing in the eleventh season of Food Network Star.
- Nogle, Kevin. Former Dolphins DB Eddie Jackson eliminated from Master Chef, The Phinsider, August 1, 2013, Retrieved 2015-06-24
- Cash, Rana L. For Eddie Jackson, Food Network Star door swings open after NFL door closed, Sporting News, June 24, 2015, Retrieved 2015-06-24