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Leroy Jackson

Born: Dec 8, 1939

Birthplace: Chicago Heights

Profession: American football player

Nationality: United States

Leroy Jackson

Date of Birth : Dec 8, 1939
Birth Place : Chicago Heights

Leroy Jackson is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Western Illinois University and is a member of the school's athletic Hall of Fame. On Dec. 8, 1962, his 23rd birthday, Jackson caught an 85-yard touchdown pass for the Redskins from quarterback Norm Snead in a 34-21 loss to the Baltimore Colts. He had been a first-round NFL draft pick of the Cleveland Browns, the 11th player selected in the 1962 draft. Jackson was the Illinois state champion in the 100 yard dash three years in a row for Bloom High School from 1956-58.


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