Bobby Jackson

Biography

Position: Defensive Backs

If you consider yourself a true football fan, and a die hard Jet fan for that matter, Bobby Jackson is a household name. His professional career began when he was drafted in the sixth round of the National Football League draft of 1978. He went on to start all 16 games at cornerback his rookie year. He also tied for the team lead with 5 interceptions and was named to the “AFC All- Rookie Team” as a starter. Jackson was named the Jets' defensive captain in the 1981 season. He also led the team in interceptions 3 other times. Along with a plethora of other accolades, Jackson was named “All Pro” by Pro Football Weekly Magazine. Bobby was selected to the “All-Time Jet Team” as one of the top three corners in the history of the New York Jets. He had a career total of 21 interceptions.

Playing Career

  • College: UCLA
  • NFL Draft: 1978 / Round: 6 / Pick 141
  • New York Jets (1978-85)

Career Highlights

  • 25 career interceptions
  • Selected to the All-Time Jets Team

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