Bobby Jackson (defensive back)

Bobby Gerald Jackson (January 10, 1936 – October 12, 2009) was a professional American football player who played defensive back for two seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears.[1]

Bobby Jackson
No. 28, 20
Born:January 10, 1936
Geneva, Alabama
Died: (aged 73)
Career information
Position(s)Defensive back
CollegeUniversity of Alabama
High schoolMurphy (Mobile, Alabama)
NFL draft1959 / Round: 7
Career history
As player
1960Philadelphia Eagles
1961Chicago Bears

Playing career

He was the first starting quarterback for Bear Bryant at Alabama. In his senior season, he played in the Blue-Gray Classic in Montgomery, the Senior Bowl in Mobile and the College All-Star Game.[2]

He was drafted by the Packers in 1959 in the 7th round, but was released by the Packers. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as a defensive back for the 1960 season, a season that was the Eagles' first title championship since 1949. After one season with the Bears, he retired, having played 21 games. He also served as a kick returner, with one return for five yards.

Life after football

After retirement, he worked for Shell Oil for 10 years and also worked for WKSJ radio for 23 years, retiring in 2006. He was also active in the Red Elephant Club, NFL Players Association and Mardi Gras Society. He was elected to the Mobile Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.

He died at the age of 73 after multiple years of battling Alzheimer's Disease.


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Bobby Jackson

Bobby Jackson may refer to:

Bobby Jackson (cornerback) (born 1956), American football cornerback

Bobby Jackson (American football coach) (born 1940), American football coach

Bobby Jackson (defensive back) (1936–2009), American football defensive back

Bobby Jackson (basketball) (born 1973), basketball player

Jimmy Kudo, main character of the Case Closed Japanese manga series

Green Bay Packers draft history

This page is a list of the Green Bay Packers NFL Draft selections. The Packers have participated in every NFL draft since it began in 1936, in which they made Russ Letlow their first-ever selection.

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