Grady Jackson
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Grady Jackson

Grady Jackson
No. 90, 91, 75
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1973-01-21) January 21, 1973 (age 46)
Greensboro, Alabama
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:345 lb (156 kg)
Career information
High school:Greensboro (AL) East
College:Knoxville
NFL Draft:1997 / Round: 6 / Pick: 193
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Tackles:359
Sacks:35.5
Forced fumbles:5
Player stats at NFL.com

Grady O'Neal Jackson (born January 21, 1973) is a former American football defensive tackle. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the sixth round of the 1997 NFL Draft. He played college football at Knoxville College.

Jackson also played for the New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions and Florida Tuskers.

College career

Grady Jackson played defensive tackle at Knoxville College, after transferring from Hinds Community College. While at Hinds, he was a two-time Junior College All-American and the National Junior College Player of the Year following the 1995-1996 seasons.

Professional career

Green Bay Packers

Jackson was represented by agent Drew Rosenhaus. Before the 2005 NFL season, Jackson said he would hold-out of training camp in order to secure a new contract with the Packers. However, he reported for training camp on the first day. Several days later, however, Jackson told reporters that he no longer felt wanted in the Packers organization and requested to be released or traded to another team, but later retracted those statements, and played out the 2005 season without a new contract.

First stint with Falcons

In 2006, as a member of the Atlanta Falcons, Jackson led the league in tackles for a loss. On October 23, 2007, the Atlanta Falcons released Jackson.

Jacksonville Jaguars

On October 30, 2007 the Jacksonville Jaguars signed Jackson to a one-year contract.[1]

Second stint with Falcons

Jackson was re-signed by the Falcons on July 28, 2008. On December 2, 2008, the NFL reported that he had failed a drug test and they would further investigate the circumstances before deciding upon disciplinary action.[2]

Detroit Lions

On March 4, 2009, Jackson was signed by the Detroit Lions.

Jackson was released on March 5, 2010.

References

  1. ^ "Falcons cut starting tackle Grady Jackson in surprising move", USA Today, October 23, 2007
  2. ^ "NFL Suspends Six Players for Doping Violations", Sports Illustrated, December 2, 2008, archived from the original on December 5, 2008

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