Alumni Focus: Keith Jackson

Keith Jackson played in the NFL for 9 seasons.  Over those 9 seasons he played for 3 teams.  After leaving the Eagles after the 1991 season he played for the Miami Dolphins and Green Bay Packers.  The Eagles drafted Jackson in 1988 out of Oklahoma.  During his time with the Sooners Jackson became an All – American.  He helped lead the Sooners to a 42-5-1 record which included a National Championship while playing for the University.

Over the course of his career Jackson played in 129 career games and totaled 441 receptions.  He gained 5,283 yards averaging 12.0 yards a catch and 49 receiving TDs.  Keith Jackson was an excellent security blanket for the Eagles QBs.  Similar to Chad Lewis, (who we covered earlier) he always seemed to be in the right spot at the right time.  The Eagles knew they had selected the right player in the 88 draft as he started producing right out of the gates.  In his rookie season Jackson played in all 16 games with 81 receptions and 6 TDs.

It’s a shame Jackson’s Eagles career only lasted 4 seasons.  He is a fan favorite but ultimately could have been an Eagles Legend had his 9 seasons been here in the City of Brotherly Love.  Jackson had a son taking in the 2007 draft, Keith Jackson Jr to St. Louis Rams.  Keith Jackson now works as a color commentator for the Arkansas Razorbacks.

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