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Encyclopedia > Thomas Jackson (football player)
Tom Jackson
Date of birth April 4, 1951 (1951-04-04) (age 56)
Place of birth Flag of United States Cleveland, Ohio
Position(s) Linebacker
College Louisville
NFL Draft 1973 / Round 4 / Pick 88
Pro Bowls 3
Stats
Statistics
  • Pro Football Reference
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Team(s)
1973-1986 Denver Broncos

Thomas (Tom) Jackson also referred to "TJ" or Tommy (b. April 4, 1951 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an NFL analyst for ESPN and a former All-Pro linebacker for the Denver Broncos. April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... A linebacker is a position in American and Canadian football. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Louisville (also known as U of L) is a public, state-supported university located in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1973 NFL Draft was held on January 30-31, 1973 // 1From New Orleans Saints 2From San Diego Chargers 3From Los Angeles Rams 4From Atlanta Falcons 5From New York Giants 6From Chicago Bears 7From Washington Redskins via Baltimore Colts 8From Miami Dolphins John Hannah, G, Alabama -- taken 1st round, 4th... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970... April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... ESPN (which formerly stood for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... A linebacker is a position in American and Canadian football. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970...

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College

Jackson attended the University of Louisville, where he was coached by current college football analyst Lee Corso. During his college career, he was a two-time Missouri Valley Conference player of the year selection. The University of Louisville (also known as U of L) is a public, state-supported university located in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. ... Lee Corso (born 1936) is an American sports broadcaster and football analyst. ... Former Missouri Valley Conference logo The Missouri Valley Conference (also called MVC or simply The Valley) is a college athletic conference whose members are located in the midwestern United States. ...


NFL

Jackson was selected by the Denver Broncos in the 1973 NFL Draft. He enjoyed a 14-year career in Denver where he was a three-time Pro Bowl selection, a two-time All-Pro selection, and was voted Denver's Most Inspirational Player six times by his teammates. He also assisted the team to Championship appearances in Super Bowl XII and Super Bowl XXI. Jackson finished his career with 20 interceptons, which he returned for 340 yards and 3 touchdowns, and 8 fumble recoveries, which he returned for 104 yards. Jackson ranks second only to John Elway on the team's all-time list of games played with 191. The 1973 NFL Draft was held on January 30-31, 1973 // 1From New Orleans Saints 2From San Diego Chargers 3From Los Angeles Rams 4From Atlanta Falcons 5From New York Giants 6From Chicago Bears 7From Washington Redskins via Baltimore Colts 8From Miami Dolphins John Hannah, G, Alabama -- taken 1st round, 4th... : The Mile-High City United States Colorado Denver (coextensive) 154. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... Date January 15, 1978 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Randy White, Defensive tackle; and Harvey Martin, Defensive end Favorite Cowboys by 5 1/2 National anthem Phyllis Kelly of Northeast Louisiana State University Coin toss Red Grange Referee Jim Tunney Halftime show From Paris to the Paris... Date January 25, 1987 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP Phil Simms, Quarterback Favorite Giants by 9 1/2 National Anthem Neil Diamond Coin toss Willie Davis Halftime show Salute to Hollywoods 100th Anniversary with Southern California high school drill teams and dancers Attendance 101,063 U... John Albert Elway, Jr. ...


In 1992, Jackson was inducted in the Broncos' Ring of Fame. The 1992 NFL season was the 73th regular season of the National Football League. ...


Broadcasting

In 1987, Jackson joined ESPN where he was teamed with Chris Berman on the network's signature NFL shows, NFL Countdown and Primetime. On Monday Night Countdown, Jackson hosts the controversial segment "Jacked Up!," which features five hits from the previous day's games. The shows hosts recite the title phrase as they cackle at humiliating and painful hits inflicted by players on the field. Jackson has made a couple of controversial comments as a broadcaster: The 1987 NFL season was the 68th regular season of the National Football League. ... Christopher (Boomer) James Berman (born May 10, 1955, in Greenwich, Connecticut) is a sportscaster, who anchors SportsCenter, Monday Night Countdown, Sunday NFL Countdown, Baseball Tonight, U.S. Open golf, and other programming on ESPN. He joined ESPN a month after its founding and has been with the network since. ... Jacked Up! is a segment featured on the halftime show of Monday Night Football on ESPN. The segment is hosted by Tom Jackson. ...

  • In 2003, the New England Patriots released popular safety Lawyer Milloy, who signed with the Buffalo Bills and helped his new team shutout New England on opening weekend, 31-0. On an episode of NFL Countdown, Jackson claimed that the Patriots were not behind head coach Bill Belichick: "Let me say this clearly: they hate their coach." His provocative claim drew fervent denials from the Patriots locker room. Belichick was stunned by the remark and the lack of an apology as the season continued. The Patriots recovered from the Buffalo loss and finished the regular season at a league-best 14-2. After the team was victorious in Super Bowl XXXVIII over the Carolina Panthers, Jackson (who was a player on the Denver teams of 1977-78 on which Belichick was special teams coach) attempted to shake Belichick's hand. The coach responded: "Go fuck yourself you pigfucker." The post-game interview with Belichick was handled entirely by Berman.[1]
  • On the September 10, 2006 edition of Sunday NFL Countdown, he asked Michael Irvin "Are you retarded?" when Irvin said something about the Mannings that Jackson disagreed with. Jackson issued a formal apology.
  • Jackson was roundly criticized by NFL players for not adequately responding to Rush Limbaugh's claim that Donovan McNabb was given too much attention and credit by the media because of his race. The incident led to Limbaugh's resignation from the show in his short-lived ESPN experiment; Jackson himself had threatened to quit the show if Limbaugh had stayed. The Sunday after Limbaugh's resignation, Jackson delivered a stinging speech:
Let me just say that it was not our decision to have Rush Limbaugh on this show. I have seen replay after replay of Rush's comments with my face attached, as well as that of my colleagues. Comments that made us uncomfortable at the time, although the depth and insensitive nature of which weren't fully felt until it seemed too late to reply. Rush Limbaugh is known for the devisive nature of his rhetoric. He creates controversy, and what he said on this show is the same type of thing that he has said on radio for years...Rush was brought here to talk football, and he broke that trust. Rush told us that the social commentary for which he is so well known would not cross over to our show, and that instead, he would represent the viewpoint of the intelligent, passionate fan. We know of few fans, passionate or otherwise, who see Donovan McNabb, a three-time Pro Bowler with two NFC Championship Game appearances, being somehow artificially hyped because of the color of his skin. The fact that Donovan McNabb's skin color was brought up at all was wrong—especially in the context of the brotherhood that we feel we have on this show...Rush Limbaugh was not a fit for 'NFL Countdown.'

The 2003 NFL season was the 84th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... Lawyer Milloy (born November 14, 1973 in St. ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... William Stephen Belichick (born April 16, 1952) is the American football coach of the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... Date February 1, 2004 Stadium Reliant Stadium City Houston, Texas MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Beyoncé Coin toss Earl Campbell, Ollie Matson, Don Maynard, Y.A. Tittle, Mike Singletary, Gene Upshaw Referee Ed Hochuli Halftime show Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Outkast, P. Diddy, Kid Rock... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Panther Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... Christopher (Boomer) James Berman (born May 10, 1955, in Greenwich, Connecticut) is a sportscaster, who anchors SportsCenter, Monday Night Countdown, Sunday NFL Countdown, Baseball Tonight, U.S. Open golf, and other programming on ESPN. He joined ESPN a month after its founding and has been with the network since. ... September 10 is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years). ... The 2006 NFL season is the 87th season of the National Football League, the major professional American football league in the United States. ... Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (born January 12, 1951) is an American radio talk show host. ... Donovan Jamal McNabb (born November 25, 1976 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. ...

Personal

Jackson resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with his family. Nickname: Location in Hamilton County, Ohio, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio County Hamilton Founded 1788 Incorporated 1802 (village) - 1819 (city) Government  - Type Strong mayor  - Mayor Mark L. Mallory (D) Area  - City  79. ...


He is also known to be an avid lover of spicy food, earning him the nickname, "Supa Hot", among his collegues at ESPN.[citation needed]


Notes

  1. ^ Holley, Michael. Patriot Reign. (ISBN 0-06-075795-7)

Michael Holley is an American television and radio sports commentator and writer. ...

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