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Dexter Jackson
No. 28     Florida Tuskers
Personal information
Date of birth: July 28, 1977 (1977-07-28) (age 32)
Place of birth: Quincy, Florida
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College: Florida State
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 4 / Pick: 113
Debuted in 1999 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008
Tackles     433
Sacks     5.0
INTs     17
Stats at

Dexter Lamar Jackson (born July 28, 1977 in Quincy, Florida) is an American football safety for the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League. 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, earning MVP honors. He has also played for the Arizona Cardinals and Cincinnati Bengals.


College career

Jackson attended Florida State University and was a Human and 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), and to date the most recent defensive player to win a Super Bowl MVP.

Arizona Cardinals

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

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.


Jackson currently plays for the Florida Tuskers of the newly formed United Football League.


Jackson is married with Tina with two daughters, Jazmine and Daisia[2]


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Tom Brady
NFL Super Bowl MVPs
Super Bowl XXXVII (2003)
Succeeded by
Tom Brady


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