Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Colorado Collection: Vincent Jackson

The Colorado Collection is my attempt to get an autograph card of athletes born and/or raised in Colorado.

Today's addition to the Colorado Collection is Vincent Jackson.  Born in Colorado Springs, Vincent attended Wakefield High School where he earned All-State honorable mention honors in football his senior year.

After high school, Vincent attended the University of Northern Colorado, one of the few schools to recruit him, where, according to his Wikipedia page, he
"earned All American Honors as a punt returner, scoring the first time he ever touched a ball on a punt return against Adams State College (CO). He rewrote the record books on the way to becoming Northern Colorado's all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards (game & season), KR yards, PR yards, receiving touchdowns. His senior season was highlighted by a 13-catch 249-yard, 3-touchdown effort against Florida Atlantic"
I was excited to add the following Vincent Jackson card because it has him in his UNC Bear's uniform and has a UNC logo on the front of the card.  My sister is an alumnus of the University of Northern Colorado and many of my high school friends attended this school.

Jackson was drafted in the second round of the 2005 draft by the San Diego Chargers.

Vincent's NFL career has had it's highs (selected to the 2009 ProBowl) and it's highs (suspended for three games in 2010 for violating the league's substance abuse policy).

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