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Harold Jackson


Harold Jackson is a former wide receiver who played in the NFL from 1968 through 1983, including five prolific years playing for the L.A. Rams. During the decade of the 1970’s, Harold ranked first in receptions (432), yards (7,724) and receiving touchdowns (61). By the time he retired from the NFL, Harold had 29 career 100-yard games and three 1,000-yard seasons. He currently ranks 26th in league history in career receiving yardage. He was a five-time Pro-Bowl selection, and made several All-Pro and All-NFC teams.

Harold played his collegiate football at Jackson State University and is a member of both the Mississippi and Jackson State University Sports Hall of Fames. His hometown of Hattiesburg, Mississippi held Harold Jackson Day and presented him with a key to the city.

After retiring from professional football, Harold coached receivers for 10 years in the NFL with New England (1985–89), Tampa Bay (1992–93) and New Orleans (1997–99). In his first NFL season as a coach, the Patriots won the AFC Championship and played in Super Bowl XX. Jackson served as the receivers coach at Baylor University before returning to his Alma Mater, Jackson State University, as Head Coach. In 2015, Harold retired from his head coaching job to return back to Los Angeles, and is an active speaker for many organizations throughout the nation.

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