You may remember seeing him in that Notre Dame green and gold in the late 90s.
In his senior season (1999) Jackson shined his brightest, setting school single-season records for passing yards, completions, and attempts. All while also breaking the record for yardage that was held by Joe Theisman.
As a kid, Jackson appealed to me in the same way that Michael Bishop did- he was a dual-threat quarterback.
His senior year at Notre Dame, he compiled 2,753 passing yards, while gaining 464 yards, paired with 7 touchdowns on the ground.
After the 1999 season, he declared for the draft and was selected in the 7th round by the Denver Broncos.
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His NFL career, however, left much to be desired. In four seasons with the Broncos, he played in five total games. I won't even bore you with those statistics.
Following that, he had a stint in NFL Europe, and then went on to have himself a pretty solid career in the CFL.
Now retired from football as a player, he serves as the quarterbacks coach for the Roughriders in the CFL.
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