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Eddie Paul Jackson Jr. is an National Football League cornerback formerly with the New England Patriots. He was born on December 19, 1980 in Americus, Georgia. Jackson is 6 feet tall and weighs 200 pounds.
Jackson attended the University of Arkansas and played in 47 games (with 21 starts) as a strong safety and cornerback. In his total playing time there he accumulated 174 tackles, 5 interceptions, 35 knocked down passes, 2 fumble recoveries and a forced fumble.
In 2004, Jackson entered the NFL as a undrafted rookie free agent. The Carolina Panthers signed him to their practice squad and in the seventh week of the 2004 regular season he was activated to the teams active roster. Playing on special teams coverage units and as a backup defensive back for the last 10 games of the Panthers season, Jackson accumulated 13 total tackles and knocked down 2 passes. The following year Jackson was signed by the Miami Dolphins and he played in 15 games with them and made one start at cornerback. In a week 12 game vs the Buffalo Bills Jackson recovered a fumbled Bills punt in a 24-23 victory. In 2006 he continued to play a role as a backup defensive back and special teams contributer and made 14 tackles in the 14 games (1 starting) he played with the Dolphins. He injured his leg in the last month of the season and ended the season on the Miami injury reserve list. On March 19, 2007, Jackson was signed by the New England Patriots. He was released from the Patriots on December 19, 2007.