Kenny Jackson

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Overview

Kenny Jackson

Date of birth
Feb 15, 1962

Ht: 6'0"Wt: 180 lbs.

Birthplace
Neptune City, NJ

Hometown
South River, NJ

College
Pennsylvania State University

High school
South River

Summary
Kenny Jackson (born February 15, 1962 in Neptune, New Jersey) is a former professional American football player. He played wide receiver for eight seasons in the National Football League and was twice named a collegiate All-American at Penn State University (1982 and 1983)...
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Awards

NCAA D-I FBS Champion (AP)
Penn State Nittany Lions Football
1982

NCAA D-I FBS Champion (USA Today Coach's Poll)
Penn State Nittany Lions Football
1982

Coaching career
Pittsburgh SteelersWide Receivers Coach
Under his guidance, Hines Ward was voted to the Pro Bowl from 2001-2003

Penn State FootballWide Receivers Coach
Under his guidance, Bobby Engram won the Biletnikoff Award in 1994

Playing career
Philadelphia EaglesWide Receiver
122 rec, 2,139 yds, 11 TD in 7 years

Houston OilersWide Receiver
4 rec, 31 yds, 0 TD

Penn State FootballWide Receiver, Flanker
1983...missed time battling various injuries...28 catches, 483 yards, 7 TDs...finished as school receiving leader in yards, touchdowns, 100-yard games, and the... View more

Trivia
  • Selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1st round (4th overall) of the 1984 NFL Draft.

Where are they now?
  • Owns a chain of sports bars with former teammate Blair Thomas Apr 14, 2011
  • Sideline reporter for the Big Ten Network Apr 14, 2011

Family members on Fanbase
André Jackson (cousin)

Recent activity

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Updated the overview for Chris Hairston
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by maddog48 Jun 07, 2014
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Wide receiver Kenny Jackson #81 of the Philadelphia Eagles walks off the field against the Minnesota Vikings during a game at Veterans Stadium on September 9, 1984 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Ed Mahanf/Getty Images)
by rockinfish Apr 18, 2014
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Updated the overview for Drew Gentry
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  • Changed hometown to Tallahassee, FL, United States.
  • Changed birthplace to Evansville, IN, United States.
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Wide receiver Kenny Jackson #81 of the Philadelphia Eagles watches from the sideline against the Buffalo Bills at Veterans Stadium on October 27, 1985 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Ed Mahanf/Getty Images)
by rockinfish Apr 18, 2014
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by rockinfish Jan 15, 2013
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Updated athletic career information for Kenny Jackson
Edited the career summary for Kenny Jackson.
by rockinfish Jan 15, 2013
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Updated athletic career information for Kenny Jackson
Edited the career summary for Kenny Jackson.
  • Added coach career summary for Pittsburgh Steelers:
    "Under his guidance, Hines Ward was voted to the Pro Bowl from 2001-2003"
by rockinfish Jan 15, 2013
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BTN To Re-Air "A Memorial for Joe"
The public memorial service for legendary Penn State football head coach Joe Paterno, " A Memorial for Joe," will re-air Tuesday, Jan. 31 on BTN.
Pennsylvania State University Athletics Department, Jan 29, 2012
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'A Memorial for Joe' Honors a Legend
A single trumpet player, clad in the iconic Blue Band uniform, stood before more than 10,000 members of the Penn State family, a family Joe Paterno had his hand in creating, and delivered an emotional rendition of "The Nittany Lion" to cap off a memorial for...
Pennsylvania State University Athletics Department, Jan 27, 2012
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Paterno, Penn State helped unify Pennsylvania (PA SportsTicker)
By KEVIN BEGOS Associated Press
Yahoo! Sports, Jan 23, 2012
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by GoDevils95 Oct 31, 2011
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Penn State Post-Game Notes @ Indiana, Oct. 1, 2011
Penn State improved to-15-0 all-time vs. Indiana.Joe Paterno-logged a victory in his 700th game on the Penn State coaching staff, improving t-509-184-7 in 62 seasons since 1950.
Pennsylvania State University Athletics Department, Oct 02, 2011
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Updated personal notes for Kenny Jackson
Edited the personal notes for Kenny Jackson.
  • Added where are they now: "Sideline reporter for the Big Ten Network"
  • Added where are they now: "Owns a chain of sports bars with former teammate Blair Thomas"
by rockinfish Apr 14, 2011
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Updated external links for Kenny Jackson
Created an external link called "Kenny Jackson NFL & AFL Football Statistics - Pro-Football-Reference.com" for Kenny Jackson.
  • Set title to "Kenny Jackson NFL & AFL Football Statistics - Pro-Football-Reference.com".
  • Set URL to http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/J/JackKe01.htm.
by rockinfish Apr 14, 2011
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Updated external links for Kenny Jackson
Created an external link called "Kenny Jackson on Wikipedia" for Kenny Jackson.
  • Set title to "Kenny Jackson on Wikipedia".
  • Set URL to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Jackson.
by rockinfish Apr 14, 2011
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