Frederick 'Fred' George Jackson (born February 20, 1981) is an American football running back for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. He attended Lamar High School in Arlington, Texas. Jackson is known for his versatility and elusiveness. Jackson attended Lamar High School (Arlington, Texas) and although he was a member of the powerful Lamar Vikings teams of the late 1990s, he never started a game in his two years on the varsity. Back then he was considered too small (5-8, 160 pounds) and too slow. He began his senior year as a third-string running back, and only after a knee injury to starter Justin Faust (headed to Stanford), was he elevated to second-string behind Tommicus Walker (headed to TCU). During his senior year, 13 of his teammates signed letters of intent to play college football, but he didn't receive any offers.
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