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Vincent Jackson

Height: 6-5 | Weight: 241 | College: Northern Colorado
 
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Overview

Positives: Possesses outstanding size, strength and quickness for his position … Shows average initial quickness off the snap, but uses his hand strength to defeat the jam … Gets a good push off the defender to quickly get into his route … Needs a little polish in his running stride, but can be sudden getting into the short area … Has very good hand quickness, showing the ability to uncover and extend for the ball … Natural hands catcher who will pluck and snatch away from the body's frame … Maintains concentration going for the ball in a crowd … His outstanding ball adjustment skills and ability to track the deep ball make up for his lack of blazing speed … Has the lower body power to break tackles and keeps his balance while building up speed to accelerate and take the ball to the house … He also has the flexibility and cutting agility to get to the off-target throws … Is best when working on slants, as he has the power to turn the short area pass into a long gain … Shows good stick on post routes.

Negatives: Bit of a long strider who has to build up speed in order to accelerate … Despite his size, he does not show aggression as a blocker and did not see him spend much time mirroring, shading and controlling defenders on contact … Has good plant-and-drive agility, but needs to do a better job of coming back for the ball … Must improve his route running, as he usually reverts to taking soft angle cuts … Gathers himself and gears down a bit when attempting to get in and out of his breaks … Decent returner at the level he played in, but must develop a quicker burst in order to be effective returning kicks in the pros.

2004 Season

First-team All-American selection by Football Gazette and The NFL Draft Report, adding second-team honors from The Sports Network and Associated Press … Led the team with 66 receptions and set school season-records with 1462 yards (22.2 average) and 21 touch- downs … Returned 19 punts for 166 yards (8.7 average) and 13 kickoffs for 321 yards (24.7 average) … Gained 1949 all-purpose yards.

2003 GAME Analysis

New Mexico Highlands: Opened the season with seven catches for 99 yards and scores of 14, 4, 5 and 22 yards, adding 24 yards on two punt returns and 50 yards on a kickoff return … His four touchdowns tied a school game-record.

Western State (Colo.): Snatched six passes for 95 yards and a 15-yard score.

Idaho State: Totaled 214 yards on six grabs with 74, 67 and 42-yard touchdowns … Had two kickoff returns for 50 yards and a 6-yard punt return.

Minnesota State: Grabbed five passes for 101 yards and touchdowns of 35 and 14 yards … Returned two punts for 21 yards and two kickoffs for 81 yards.

Montana State: Scored on a 23-yard grab, making eight catches for 123 yards.

Western Washington: Had seven receptions for 205 yards, including 72 and 26-yard scores, adding 27 yards on three punt returns and 14 yards on a kickoff return.

Florida Atlantic: Followed with a 52-yard scoring grab.

Adams State: Gained 84 yards on three catches with 14 and 50-yard touchdowns.

Southern Utah: Hauled in nine passes for 166 yards and a 41-yard score … Returned three kickoffs for 76 yards and had an 18-yard punt return.

Augustana … Grabbed six passes for 121 yards and scores of 7 & 42 yards … Also had three punt returns for 46 yards.

Cal-Davis: Finished the year with seven receptions for 176 yards and a pair of touch-downs, including a game-winning 36-yarder with 4:31 left in a 35-28 decision.

2003 Season

Played in every game, starting once … Caught 22 passes for 445 yards (20.2 average) and three touchdowns … Gained 256 yards on 27 punt returns (9.5 average) and 379 yards on 15 kickoff returns (25.3 average) … Totaled 1080 all-purpose yards.

2002 GAME HIGHLIGHTS

Made two catches for 43 yards and a 27-yard score vs. Nebraska-Omaha … Had a 63-yard touchdown grab vs. Augustana … Made three catches for 68 yards and a 27-yard score vs. South Dakota State … Gained a season-high 96 yards on four receptions vs. Central Missouri.

2002 Season

Earned honorable mention All-American from D2Football.com … Played in 10 games, catching nine passes for 259 yards (28.8 average) and two touchdowns … Returned 17 punts for 306 yards (18.0 average) and a pair of scores … Added 264 yards on 11 kickoff returns (24.0 avg) … Gained 829 all-purpose yards.

2001 GAME HIGHLIGHTS

Scored his first career touchdown on an 85-yard punt return and added a 35-yard catch vs. Adams State … Had a 36-yard touchdown catch vs. Nebraska-Omaha … Caught four passes for 131 yards and a 61-yard score vs. South Dakota … Returned a punt 79 yards for a touch-down and had a 37-yard reception vs. North Dakota State.

Injury Report

2004: Bothered in spring drills with a lower back bruise suffered during the previous basketball season.

Track

Business major, possessing a 3.2 grade point average … Son of Sherry and Terry Jackson … Born 1/14/83 … Resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

High School

4.46 in the 40-yard dash … 2.57 20-yard dash … 1.56 10-yard dash … 39-inch vertical jump …

32 -inch arm length … 9 5/8-inch hands … 33 Wonderlic score.

Personal

Attended Widefield (Colorado Springs, Colo.) High School, playing football for coach Paul Macrenato … Earned honorable mention All-State from the Rocky Mountain News and also earned first-team All-Conference and All-Area honors … Ranked third in the state (class 4A) in receptions (52) and also tallied 697 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns.

 
 

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