Never Forget: Jarious Jackson
Jarious Jackson was a Fighting Irish legend.
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.
Photo Credit: CBS Denver
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.