Vincent Jackson (born January 14, 1983), is an American football wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Northern Colorado. Jackson, sometimes referred to by his initials, V.J., has been selected to the Pro Bowl twice and has three seasons of 1,000 receiving yards. Jackson attended Widefield High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado. As a senior, he was a Rocky Mountain News All-State Honorable Mention, a first team All-Area pick, and a first team All-Conference pick. He also was a standout in basketball. A straight-A student in high school, Jackson was accepted to Columbia, but decided to attend University of Northern Colorado on a partial scholarship to play both basketball and football. Jackson played college football at the University of Northern Colorado. It was one of the few colleges that recruited Jackson out of high school.
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