Randy Jackson (offensive lineman)

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Randy Jackson
No. 65
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1944-03-06) March 6, 1944 (age 73)
Place of birth: Lake City, Florida
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school: Lake City (FL)
College: Florida
NFL Draft: 1966 / Round: 4 / Pick: 51
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 105
Games started: 28
Recovered fumbles: 4
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Randall Belford Jackson (born March 6, 1944) is an American former college and professional football player who was an offensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL) for eight years during the 1960s and 1970s. Jackson played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the Chicago Bears of the NFL.

Early years[edit]

Randy Jackson was born in Lake City, Florida in 1944,[1] and he attended Lake City High School.[2]

College career[edit]

Jackson received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he was a tackle for coach Ray Graves' Florida Gators football team from 1963 to 1965.[3] As a senior in 1965, he was a member of the first Gators squad to ever receive an invitation from a "major" bowl, the 1966 Sugar Bowl. Jackson graduated from Florida with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1968, and was later inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great."[4]

Professional career[edit]

The Chicago Bears selected Jackson in the fourth round (fifty-first pick overall) of the 1966 NFL Draft,[5] and he played in 105 games at offensive tackle for the Bears from 1967 to 1974.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Randy Jackson. Retrieved July 8, 2010.
  2. ^ databaseFootball.com, Players, Randy Jackson Archived 2010-02-19 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved June 4, 2010.
  3. ^ 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide Archived 2012-04-02 at the Wayback Machine., University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 182 (2011). Retrieved August 30, 2011.
  4. ^ F Club, Hall of Fame, Gator Greats. Retrieved December 14, 2014.
  5. ^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1966 Draft. Retrieved June 4, 2010.
  6. ^ National Football League, Historical Players, Randy Jackson. Retrieved June 4, 2010.


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