Dexter Jackson (safety)

Dexter Lamar Jackson (born July 28, 1977) is a former professional American football safety in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fourth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida State.

Jackson earned a Super Bowl ring with the Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII and was also named MVP. He also played for the Arizona Cardinals and Cincinnati Bengals.

Dexter Jackson
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Jackson with the Bengals in 2006
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Personal information
Born:July 28, 1977 (age 41)
Quincy, Florida
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Quincy (FL) Shanks
College:Florida State
NFL Draft:1999 / Round: 4 / Pick: 113
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:457
Forced fumbles:5
Fumble recoveries:5
Player stats at

College career

Jackson attended Florida State University and was a Human Science Major and a letterman in football. In football, he was named as an All-Atlantic Coast Conference as a junior, and he finished his college football career with 194 tackles, 7 interceptions, 16 passes defensed, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and blocked four field goals.

Professional career

First stint with Buccaneers

Jackson was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fourth round (113th overall) of the 1999 NFL draft. He made his NFL debut versus the Denver Broncos.

Jackson was the MVP of Super Bowl XXXVII, recording two interceptions. His margin of victory for the award was the "fan vote" in which he gained four votes based on internet polling. Were it not for the fan votes, Simeon Rice would have won the award. He was the first safety to win the award since Jake Scott in 1973, the third defensive back overall (joining Scott and Larry Brown).

Arizona Cardinals

The Super Bowl win came just before Jackson declared for free agency. The Pittsburgh Steelers had a verbal agreement to sign Jackson; however, he backed out at the last minute and signed with the Arizona Cardinals instead.[1] The Steelers then went to "Plan B" and drafted Troy Polamalu.

Second stint with Buccaneers

Jackson rejoined the Buccaneers in 2004, and played with them until the end of the 2005 season.

Cincinnati Bengals

Before the 2006 season Jackson signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as a free agent. He played three seasons with the team before being released on March 6, 2009.

Florida Tuskers

Jackson finished his professional career with the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League. Jackson was among several former Buccaneers on the Tuskers' inaugural roster and played for the team for the 2009 season before retiring.

Coaching career

Jackson currently coaches in the greater Atlanta area with the private coaching service, CoachUp.[2]

Broadcasting career

On September 19, 2011, Dexter Jackson and former World Boxing Organization cruiserweight world champion Tyrone Booze began a new radio show called "All Sports" with Randy Harris on Clearwater, Florida's WTAN AM 1340.[3] The show is also aired on WDCF, WZHR and online on the Talking Sports Network.[4]

Personal life

Jackson is married to Tina Jackson (of Miami, FL) and has four daughters: Jazmine, Daisia, Meah, and Taylor.[5] Jackson currently works for the children's crisis center of Mental Health Care, Inc., a non-profit organization in Tampa.[6]

NFL statistics

Year Team Games Tackles Fumbles Interceptions
Comb Tackles Ast Sacks FF FR Yards Int Yards Long TD PD
1999 TB 12 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 TB 13 20 18 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 TB 15 66 55 11 2.5 2 0 0 4 42 29 0 8
2002 TB 16 71 56 15 0 0 1 0 3 101 58 0 6
2003 ARI 16 88 75 13 0 1 0 0 6 122 30 0 14
2004 TAM 6 15 13 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 TAM 11 45 32 13 1.0 0 0 0 1 21 21 0 5
2006 CIN 12 55 39 16 1.0 0 1 0 1 46 46 0 4
2007 CIN 14 72 44 28 0.5 0 2 19 2 7 7 0 3
2008 CIN 3 21 14 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Career 118 455 348 107 5.0 5 5 19 17 339 58 0 41



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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 6, 2011. Retrieved October 4, 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) WTAN-AM 1340 / WDCF-AM 1350 Tampa Bay - Weekday Schedule
  4. ^ Talking Sports with Randy Harris
  5. ^ Cincinnati Bengals bio
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  7. ^ name=Pro Football Reference"Dexter Jackson Stats". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
1999 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season

The 1999 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season was the franchise's 24th season in the National Football League.

The season began with the team trying to improve on an 8–8 season. Rookie Shaun King replaced the injured and inconsistent Trent Dilfer late in the season. King helped rebound the team to their first NFC Central title in 18 years. The team won 10 out of 12 games at one point in the season, including a franchise-record six game winning streak. The defensive side dominated the team, nine times holding opponents to 10 or fewer points. However, offensive output while adequate, was often unspectacular - case in point, a 6–3 win over Chicago in October.

The team won their first divisional playoff game since 1979, advancing to the conference championship. Leading 6–5 late in the NFC Championship game against the Rams, the Buccaneers lost the lead after a late Ricky Proehl touchdown. With less than a minute remaining, a controversial instant replay reversal of a catch by Bert Emanuel foiled their hopes at an upset victory and a trip to Super Bowl XXXIV.

2002 NFL season

The 2002 NFL season was the 83rd regular season of the National Football League.

The league went back to an even number of teams, expanding to 32 teams with the addition of the Houston Texans. The clubs were then realigned into eight divisions, four teams in each. Also, the Chicago Bears played their home games in 2002 in Champaign, Illinois at Memorial Stadium because of the reconstruction of Soldier Field.

The NFL title was eventually won by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when they defeated the Oakland Raiders 48–21 in Super Bowl XXXVII, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California on January 26, 2003.

Dexter Jackson

Dexter Jackson is the name of:

Dexter Jackson (bodybuilder) (born 1969), American bodybuilder

Dexter Jackson (safety) (born 1977), American football safety

Dexter Jackson (wide receiver) (born 1986), American football wide receiver

Dexter Jackson (linebacker) (born 1988), Arena football linebacker

Super Bowl XXXVII

Super Bowl XXXVII was an American football game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Oakland Raiders and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2002 season. The Buccaneers defeated the Raiders by the score of 48–21, tied with Super Bowl XXXV for the seventh largest Super Bowl margin of victory, and winning their first ever Super Bowl. The game, played on January 26, 2003 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, was the sixth Super Bowl to be held a week after the conference championship games (XVII, XXV, XXVIII, XXXIV, and XXXVI). It was also the last Super Bowl played in January (the previous, XXXVI, was the first to be in February as a result of 9/11-related postponements; the next, Super Bowl XXXVIII, would have the Super Bowl played in February permanently).

This was the first Super Bowl in which the league's number one-ranked offense (Raiders) faced the league's number one-ranked defense (Buccaneers). The game sometimes is referred to as the "Gruden Bowl", because the primary storyline surrounding the game revolved around Jon Gruden. Gruden was the Raiders' head coach from 1998 to 2001, and then became the Buccaneers coach in 2002. Tampa Bay, "Gruden's new team", made their first Super Bowl appearance in team history after posting a 12–4 regular season record. Oakland, "Gruden's old team", advanced to their fifth Super Bowl after an 11–5 regular season. Super Bowl XXXVII is also referred to as the "Pirate Bowl", due to both teams' pirate-themed names.The Raiders came into the game as four-point favorites. However, the Tampa Bay defense dominated the contest. Oakland quarterback Rich Gannon threw a Super Bowl record five interceptions, three of which were returned for touchdowns. The Buccaneers also sacked Gannon five times, and scored 34 consecutive points to build a 34–3 lead late in the third quarter. Tampa Bay safety Dexter Jackson, who had two of those interceptions and returned them for 34 yards, was named Super Bowl MVP. Jackson became only the second safety and third defensive back named Super Bowl MVP.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft history

This page is a list of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Draft selections. The first draft the Buccaneers participated in was 1976, in which they made defensive end Lee Roy Selmon of Oklahoma their first-ever selection.

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