Jackson, Steven ,
Steven R. Jackson was an All-American high school running back at Eldorado high school in Las Vegas, Nevada before enrolling at Oregon State University in 2001.
He played running back for Oregon State University from 2001 through 2003. In three outstanding season he played in 36 games rushing 743 times for 3,625 yards, at 4.9 yards per rush and 39 touchdowns. As a receiver he had a career 66 receptions for 680 yards, and 6 touchdowns. He also had 7 kickoff returns for 240 yards and 1 touchdowns to go along with 4,545 all-purpose yards which is second in Oregon State University history for all-purpose yards. In 2002, he was a finalist for the Bill Hayward Amateur Athlete of the Year in the State of Oregon, All-American and first team All-PAC-10. In 2003, he was a first team All-American by Athlon Sports and College Football News.com and a first team All-Pac-10 selection by Athlon Sports. He was also the MVP of the 2003 Las Vegas Bowl.
Jackson was selected in the first round 24th overall by the St. Louis Rams during the 2004 NFL draft. He has become one of the NFL's leading rushers, an All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection.
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