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Keith Jerome Jackson (born April 19, 1965 in Little Rock, Arkansasmarker) is a former professional American football tight end who played for the Philadelphia Eagles (1988-1991), Miami Dolphins (1992-1994), and Green Bay Packers (1995-1996).

College career

Jackson played for the University of Oklahomamarker from 1984 to 1987, where he was nicknamed "Boomer Sooner". He assisted the Sooners to a 42-5-1 record in his four seasons and a national championship in 1985. He caught a total of 62 passes for 1,407 yards, at an average of 23.7 yards per catch, and was a College Football All-America Team selection in 1986 and 1987. In the 1986 Orange Bowl, the national championship, Jackson caught a 71-yard pass from Jamelle Holieway for a touchdown, which would be the first of two touchdowns in the Sooners' victory over Penn State. Jackson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Famemarker in 2001. He was later voted Offensive Player of the Century at OU. He is also a member of Omega Psi Phi.

Professional career

After being drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1988, Jackson recorded 81 receptions for 869 yards, and 6 touchdowns in his first season, along with seven catches for 142 yards in the Eagles' only playoff game that year, and won the NFC Rookie of the Year award. The Eagles team record of 869 receiving yards in Jackson's rookie season was broken by DeSean Jackson in 2008, who also became the first rookie since Keith Jackson to lead the team in receptions. The two are not related.

In his nine seasons, Jackson made the Pro Bowl six times (1988-1990, 1992-1993, 1996). In his final season, Jackson made 40 receptions for 505 yards and a career-high 10 touchdowns, assisting the Packers to a 13-3 record and a win in Super Bowl XXXI.

Jackson finished his career with 441 receptions for 5,283 yards and 49 touchdowns.

After football

Jackson is currently a color commentator on radio broadcasts for the Arkansas Razorbacks. His son, Keith Jackson, Jr., played defensive line at Arkansas and was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the 2007 NFL Draft. Jackson is not related to the ABC sportscaster of the same name.

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