Jarious Jackson

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Jarious Jackson
Toronto Argonauts
Jarious Jackson (March 2009).jpg
Born: (1977-05-03) May 3, 1977 (age 43)
Tupelo, Mississippi
Career information
CFL status American
Position(s) OC/QC
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight232 lb (105 kg)
College Notre Dame
High school Tupelo (MS)
NFL draft 2000 / Round: 7 / Pick: 214
Drafted by Denver Broncos
Hand Right
Career history
As coach
2013 BC Lions (QB coach)
20142015 Edmonton Eskimos (QB coach/Passing Game Coordinator/Player Development)
20162017 Saskatchewan Roughriders (QB coach/Passing Game Coordinator/Player Development)
20182019 BC Lions (Offensive coordinator/QB coach)
2020–present Toronto Argonauts (Offensive coordinator/QB coach)
As player
2000 Denver Broncos
2001 Barcelona Dragons
2002–2003Denver Broncos
20052011 BC Lions
2012 Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Jarious K. Jackson (born May 3, 1977) is a professional Canadian football offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He has also been the quarterbacks coach for the Edmonton Eskimos, Saskatchewan Roughriders, and BC Lions. Jackson played professionally in the CFL for eight seasons with the Lions and one year with the Argonauts where he won three Grey Cup championships in 2006, 2011, and 2012. He has also been a member of the Denver Broncos (NFL), to whom he was drafted 214th overall in the 2000 NFL Draft, and the Barcelona Dragons (NFL Europe). Jackson played college football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

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High school

Jackson attended Tupelo High School in Tupelo, Mississippi, and was a letterman in football, basketball, and track. In football, he won SuperPrep All-America honors. [1]

College career

Jackson attended the University of Notre Dame, where he was a two-year starter and set school single-season records for passing yards (2,753), completions (184), and attempts (316) as a senior during the 1999 season. In the process, he broke the yardage mark held by the legendary Joe Theismann. (All of Jackson's records were subsequently broken by Brady Quinn.) Jackson also threw for 17 touchdowns during his senior year, ranking third behind Ron Powlus and Rick Mirer. He was second on the team in rushing with 140 carries for 464 yards (3.3 avg) and 7 scores. [1]

Professional career

Denver Broncos

Jackson was drafted in the 7th round of the 2000 NFL Draft, 214th overall, by the Denver Broncos. Pro scouts projected that Jackson could develop into a solid NFL quarterback if placed into the right system. However, after four seasons as a Bronco backup, he saw action in only five games, completing 11 of 22 passes for 114 yards. [1]

Barcelona Dragons

Jackson also spent one season (2001) in Barcelona, as part of NFL Europe, where he competed in the 2001 World Bowl. [1]

BC Lions

In 2004, Jackson signed onto the practice squad of the BC Lions in the CFL. He began 2005 on the practice squad, but was elevated to the active roster when CFL superstars Dave Dickenson and Casey Printers went down with injuries. [1] He saw action in 2 games, had 3 completions out of 6 attempts for a total of 30 yards and rushed four times for a total of 35 yards. [2]

At the beginning of 2006 season, Jackson began as the third-string quarterback, behind Dickenson and Buck Pierce. However, with alternating injuries to Dickenson and Pierce, he made appearances in all but the final regular season game. [1] 2007 proved, however, to be Jackson's break-out season as he became starting quarterback when Dickenson and Pierce were both out with injuries. [3] For the 11 games Jackson was starting, he had a record of 9–2, threw for 2,553 yards, 18 TDs on 167 completions and 10 interceptions. On February 4, 2008, Jackson re-signed with the Lions 12 days before qualifying as a free-agent. [4] At the beginning of the 2008 season, he was the back-up to Buck Pierce, but has started some games. His only pass in the Western semi-final was a touchdown toss to Geroy Simon.

He was released by the Lions on February 1, 2012. [5]

Toronto Argonauts

On February 22, 2012, it was announced that Jackson had signed a two-year contract with the Toronto Argonauts. [6] He dressed in all 18 games, starting in four, and was a member of the 100th Grey Cup winning team while throwing a touchdown pass in that game. On February 4, 2013, he was released by the Toronto Argonauts. [7]

Shortly after his release from the Argonauts, it was announced that Jackson would sign a one-day contract with the BC Lions so that he could retire as a Lion. [8]

Coaching career

Immediately upon retiring it was announced that Jackson would then begin his coaching career as the quarterbacks coach for the Lions. [9] After coaching in BC for one year (2013) he spent the next couple seasons as the quarterbacks coach for both the Edmonton Eskimos and Saskatchewan Roughriders before being named the BC Lions' Offensive Coordinator for the 2018 season. [10] He retained the position for the 2019 BC Lions season, but after a disappointing year, his contract was not renewed for 2020.

On February 6, 2020, it was announced that Jackson was joining the Toronto Argonauts as the team's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. [11]

Statistics

 Passing Rushing
YearTeamGamesAttCompPctYardsTDIntRatingAttYardsAvgLongTDFumb
2000 DEN 2100.000039.61−1−1.0−100
2001 BAR 1022312556.11,54413685.9432876.7212
2001 DEN 112758.3730076.0571.402
2002 DEN 1000.00000000.0000
2003 DEN 19444.4410118.5199.0900
2004 BC 00000000000000
2005 BC 86350.0600064.64358.82100
2006 BC 18793746.84773268.4461373.01510
2007 BC 1830416754.92,553181088.9492655.41839
2008 BC 1828815854.92,164171084.3633625.72524
2009 BC 101559058.11,25212888.4321434.51425
2010 BC 18482654.22930346.611262.4700
2011 BC 18391846.22631255.822803.61702
2012 TOR 181357253.38464373.3421222.91530
CFL totals1261,05457154.27,878553880.82691,1704.3251120

Notes

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Jarious Jackson #7". Players. cfl.ca.
  2. "Jarious Jackson 2005 Statistics". cfl.ca.
  3. "Lions QB Buck Pierce says he must learn to avoid some hits to stay healthy". The Canadian Press. January 10, 2008.[ dead link ]
  4. "Lions and Jarious Jackson agree to terms". BC Lions Football Club. February 4, 2008. Archived from the original on March 4, 2012.
  5. Lions release veteran quarterback Jackson Archived July 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  6. Argonauts take action and sign QB Jackson Archived October 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  7. Boatmen release quarterback Jarious Jackson Archived September 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  8. "Ex-Argo Jarious Jackson retires a Lion and becomes team's new QBs coach" . Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  9. Jackson released by Argos; joins Lions coaching staff Archived September 6, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  10. "Lions tab former QB Jackson to fix troubled offence - Article - TSN". TSN. December 14, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  11. "Argos announce 2020 coaching staff". Toronto Argonauts. February 6, 2020.

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