|CBS CBS SportsLine AOL Home ... Depth Charts Search NFL.com The Web Fantasy Sign In/Sign Up News NFL Draft ... Team Employment Prospect Profiles Vincent Jackson Position: Wide Receiver/Tight End/Return Specialist College: Northern Colorado Height: Weight: Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo. Analysis Injury Report Agility High School ... Personal |
OVERVIEW Built like a tight end, Jackson has the foot speed to match up with any cornerback at any level of football. His size makes him almost impossible to match up with in one-on-one situations and is always a threat to turn a play into a touchdown, either as a receiver or a return specialist. The gifted athlete also played on the school's basketball team the last two seasons. Jackson earned honorable mention all-state from the Rocky Mountain News as a senior at Widefield High School. He added first-team all-conference and all-area honors as he ranked third in the state (class 4A) in receptions (52), and also tallied 697 receiving yards with 13 touchdowns. In 2003, Jackson received national attention, earning All-America honors as he shattered school single-season records with 1,462 yards and 21 touchdowns on 66 receptions. His 1,462 yards surpassed the previous mark of 1,044 yards by Cedric Tillman in 1988. His 21 scoring grabs topped the old mark of 11, shared by Dillan Micus (1998) and Keith Grable (1999). Vincent also returned 19 punts for 166 yards (8.7 average) and 13 kickoffs for 321 yards (24.7 average). His 1,949 all-purpose yards broke the school record of 1,531 by Adam Matthews in 2002.