Mark Jackson (wide receiver)

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Mark Jackson
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Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1963-07-23) July 23, 1963 (age 52)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Career information
College: Purdue
NFL draft: 1986 / Round: 6 / Pick: 161
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 342
Receiving yards: 5,551
Touchdowns: 29
Player stats at

Mark Anthony Jackson (born July 23, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois) is a retired American professional football player who was selected by the Denver Broncos in the sixth round of the 1986 NFL Draft. A 5'9", 174 lb (79 kg) wide receiver from Purdue University, Jackson played in the 1984 Peach Bowl before spending nine NFL seasons from 1986 to 1994 for the Broncos, the New York Giants, and the Indianapolis Colts. Jackson played in Super Bowls XXI, XXII, and XXIV with the Broncos. Jackson caught the touchdown pass that sent the game into overtime on "The Drive" in the Broncos' January 11, 1987 AFC Championship Game victory over the Cleveland Browns. Along with Vance Johnson and Ricky Nattiel, Jackson comprised the "Three Amigos" receiving combination in the late 1980s.

Early life[edit]

He lived in Terre Haute, Indiana, during his youth and played for South Vigo High School.


Today Mark Jackson has teamed up with CBS Sports Radio in Las Vegas along with Nevada Broadcast Hall of Famer Rich Perez, Vikings USC great Joey Browner, Randy Miyamoto, Wayne Levelle, RS Cashman and Tony Gourdine. Mark Jackson is also a 2015 high school football coach in Las Vegas for Silverado High School alongside former Eagles, Cowboys, Ravens,Vikings QB Randall Cunningham.