|Born:||December 8, 1939|
Chicago Heights, Illinois
|AFL draft||1962 / Round: 2 / Pick: 14|
(by the Boston Patriots)
|NFL draft||1962 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11|
(by the Cleveland Browns)
Leroy Jackson (born December 8, 1939 in Chicago Heights, Illinois) is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Western Illinois University and is a member of the school's athletic Hall of Fame.
On Dec. 8, 1962, his 23rd birthday, Jackson caught an 85-yard touchdown pass for the Redskins from quarterback Norm Snead in a 34–21 loss to the Baltimore Colts. He had been a first-round NFL draft pick of the Cleveland Browns, the 11th player selected in the 1962 draft. Jackson, along with Bobby Mitchell, was traded by the Browns to the Washington Redskins in exchange for Ernie Davis in 1962.
Jackson was the Illinois state champion in the 100-yard dash three years in a row for Bloom High School from 1956–58.
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