Jarious Jackson

Jarious K. Jackson (born May 3, 1977) is the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He has also been the quarterbacks coach for the Edmonton Eskimos and Saskatchewan Roughriders. Jackson played professionally in the CFL for eight seasons with the BC Lions and one year with the Toronto Argonauts where he won three Grey Cup championships in 2006, 2011, and 2012. He has also been a member of the Denver Broncos (NFL), to whom he was drafted 214th overall in the 2000 NFL Draft, and the Barcelona Dragons (NFL Europe). Jackson played college football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Jarious Jackson
BC Lions
Jarious Jackson (March 2009)
Born:May 3, 1977 (age 41)
Tupelo, Mississippi
Career information
CFL statusInternational
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight232 lb (105 kg)
CollegeNotre Dame
High schoolTupelo (MS)
NFL draft2000 / Round: 7 / Pick: 214
Drafted byDenver Broncos
Career history
As coach
2013BC Lions (QB coach)
20142015Edmonton Eskimos (QB coach/Passing Game Coordinator/Player Development)
20162017Saskatchewan Roughriders (QB coach/Passing Game Coordinator/Player Development)
2018–presentBC Lions (Offensive coordinator/QB coach)
As player
2000Denver Broncos
2001Barcelona Dragons
2002–2003Denver Broncos
20052011BC Lions
2012Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

High school

Jackson attended Tupelo High School in Tupelo, Mississippi, and was a letterman in football, basketball, and track. In football, he won SuperPrep All-America honors.[1]

College career

Jackson attended the University of Notre Dame, where he was a two-year starter and set school single-season records for passing yards (2,753), completions (184), and attempts (316) as a senior during the 1999 season. In the process, he broke the yardage mark held by the legendary Joe Theismann. (All of Jackson's records were subsequently broken by Brady Quinn.) Jackson also threw for 17 touchdowns during his senior year, ranking third behind Ron Powlus and Rick Mirer. He was second on the team in rushing with 140 carries for 464 yards (3.3 avg) and 7 scores.[1]

Professional career

Denver Broncos

Jackson was drafted in the 7th round of the 2000 NFL Draft, 214th overall, by the Denver Broncos. Pro scouts projected that Jackson could develop into a solid NFL quarterback if placed into the right system. However, after four seasons as a Bronco backup, he saw action in only five games, completing 11 of 22 passes for 114 yards.[1]

Barcelona Dragons

Jackson also spent one season (2001) in Barcelona, as part of NFL Europe, where he competed in the 2001 World Bowl.[1]

BC Lions

In 2004, Jackson signed onto the practice squad of the BC Lions in the CFL. He began 2005 on the practice squad, but was elevated to the active roster when CFL superstars Dave Dickenson and Casey Printers went down with injuries.[1] He saw action in 2 games, had 3 completions out of 6 attempts for a total of 30 yards and rushed four times for a total of 35 yards.[2]

At the beginning of 2006 season, Jackson began as the third-string quarterback, behind Dickenson and Buck Pierce. However, with alternating injuries to Dickenson and Pierce, he made appearances in all but the final regular season game.[1] 2007 proved, however, to be Jackson's break-out season as he became starting quarterback when Dickenson and Pierce were both out with injuries.[3] For the 11 games Jackson was starting, he had a record of 9–2, threw for 2,553 yards, 18 TDs on 167 completions and 10 interceptions. On February 4, 2008, Jackson re-signed with the Lions 12 days before qualifying as a free-agent.[4] At the beginning of the 2008 season, he was the back-up to Buck Pierce, but has started some games. His only pass in the Western semi-final was a touchdown toss to Geroy Simon.

He was released by the Lions on February 1, 2012.[5]

Toronto Argonauts

On February 22, 2012, it was announced that Jackson had signed a two-year contract with the Toronto Argonauts.[6] He dressed in all 18 games, starting in four, and was a member of the 100th Grey Cup winning team while throwing a touchdown pass in that game. On February 4, 2013, he was released by the Toronto Argonauts.[7]

Shortly after his release from the Argonauts, it was announced that Jackson would sign a one-day contract with the BC Lions so that he could retire as a Lion.[8]

Coaching career

Immediately upon retiring it was announced that Jackson would then begin his coaching career as the quarterbacks coach for the Lions.[9] After coaching in BC for one year (2013) he spent the next couple seasons as the quarterbacks coach for both the Edmonton Eskimos and Saskatchewan Roughriders before being named the BC Lions' Offensive Coordinator for the 2018 season.[10]


  Passing   Rushing
Year Team Games Att Comp Pct Yards TD Int Rating Att Yards Avg Long TD Fumb
2000 DEN 2 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 39.6 1 −1 −1.0 −1 0 0
2001 BAR 10 223 125 56.1 1,544 13 6 85.9 43 287 6.7 21 2
2001 DEN 1 12 7 58.3 73 0 0 76.0 5 7 1.4 0 2
2002 DEN 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2003 DEN 1 9 4 44.4 41 0 1 18.5 1 9 9.0 9 0 0
2004 BC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 BC 8 6 3 50.0 60 0 0 64.6 4 35 8.8 21 0 0
2006 BC 18 79 37 46.8 477 3 2 68.4 46 137 3.0 15 1 0
2007 BC 18 304 167 54.9 2,553 18 10 88.9 49 265 5.4 18 3 9
2008 BC 18 288 158 54.9 2,164 17 10 84.3 63 362 5.7 25 2 4
2009 BC 10 155 90 58.1 1,252 12 8 88.4 32 143 4.5 14 2 5
2010 BC 18 48 26 54.2 293 0 3 46.6 11 26 2.4 7 0 0
2011 BC 18 39 18 46.2 263 1 2 55.8 22 80 3.6 17 0 2
2012 TOR 18 135 72 53.3 846 4 3 73.3 42 122 2.9 15 3 0
CFL totals 126 1,054 571 54.2 7,878 55 38 80.8 269 1,170 4.3 25 11 20


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Jarious Jackson #7". Players. cfl.ca.
  2. ^ "Jarious Jackson 2005 Statistics". cfl.ca.
  3. ^ "Lions QB Buck Pierce says he must learn to avoid some hits to stay healthy". The Canadian Press. 2008-01-10.
  4. ^ "Lions and Jarious Jackson agree to terms". BC Lions Football Club. 2008-02-04.
  5. ^ Lions release veteran quarterback Jackson Archived July 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Argonauts take action and sign QB Jackson Archived October 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Boatmen release quarterback Jarious Jackson Archived September 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Ex-Argo Jarious Jackson retires a Lion and becomes team's new QBs coach". Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  9. ^ Jackson released by Argos; joins Lions coaching staff Archived September 6, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Lions tab former QB Jackson to fix troubled offence - Article - TSN". TSN. 2017-12-14. Retrieved 2017-12-15.

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1998 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

The 1998 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Bob Davie and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

2000 Denver Broncos season

The 2000 Denver Broncos season was the team's 41st year in professional football and its 31st with the National Football League. It also was the team's final year at the famous Mile High Stadium.

The Broncos rebounded from their previous output, winning 11 games and finished 2nd in the AFC West. Denver's season ended with a 21-3 defeat to the Baltimore Ravens in the Wildcard round. The Ravens won the Super Bowl that year.

With running back Terrell Davis still struggling with injuries, Denver turned to rookie Mike Anderson, who had a successful rookie campaign and was named Offensive Rookie of the Year following the season.

2007 BC Lions season

The 2007 BC Lions season was the 50th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 54th season overall. They finished first in the West Division for the fourth consecutive season with a 14–3–1 record, establishing new franchise records for wins and points in a season and most consecutive first-place finishes. They were defeated in the Western Final 26–17 by the Saskatchewan Roughriders, ending their hopes of repeating their Grey Cup Championship.

2008 BC Lions season

The 2008 BC Lions season was the 51st season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 55th overall. The Lions finished the season in third place in the West Division with an 11–7 record and appeared in the CFL Western Final, losing to the eventual Grey Cup champion Calgary Stampeders.

2009 BC Lions season

The 2009 BC Lions season was the 52nd season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 56th overall. The Lions finished the season in fourth place in the West Division with a disappointing 8–10 record after losing their last three regular season games. While it was their first losing record since 2001, they still managed to play in the East-Semi Final playoff game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats after that same team eliminated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the last game of the season. The Lions would go on to play in the first East Final in franchise history, which they lost to the Montreal Alouettes. It was the sixth consecutive appearance for the Lions in a division final and the third consecutive season that their season was ended by the eventual Grey Cup champions.

2011 BC Lions season

The 2011 BC Lions season was the 54th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 58th overall. The Lions finished in first place in the West division with an 11–7 record. The Lions won their sixth Grey Cup championship over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers by a score of 34–23. The Lions became the first team in league history to start a season 0–5 and finish in first place. They also became the first team to lose their first five regular season games and win the Grey Cup. The Lions were also the first team to win a Grey Cup championship in their home stadium since the 1994 BC Lions and were only the fourth team to win at home since the inception of the Canadian Football League in 1958. Because of their remarkable season, the Lions were named the Canadian Press Team of the Year for 2011, becoming only the second CFL team to win the award since 1983.The Lions opened their training camp at Hillside Stadium in Kamloops, British Columbia with rookie camp beginning June 1 and main camp beginning on June 5. Due to ongoing construction at BC Place Stadium, the Lions played their first five regular season games at Empire Field before moving to BC Place for the remaining four. On October 10, 2011, the Lions clinched a playoff berth after the Saskatchewan Roughriders lost their game to the Edmonton Eskimos. This extends the franchise record to 15 straight years in the playoffs, with that mark also tied for fourth-best in CFL history.

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