Dexter Jackson (wide receiver)

Dexter Jackson (wide receiver)

Dexter Myles Jackson (born August 5, 1986 in ) is an American football wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Buccaneers in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Appalachian State.

Early years

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

College career

Jackson also 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.

Professional career

Pre-draft

At the NFL Scouting Combine, Jackson ran the manually-timed 40-yard dash (4.27 seconds) faster than any other receiver—bumped his value up the Buccaneers' draft board. He was selected by the NFC South team in the second round in the 2008 NFL Draft.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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.

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