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.
He played high school football
at Dunwoody High School
in Dunwoody, Georgia
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
edition of Sports Illustrated
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.