Harold Jackson to Enter the Black College Football Hall of Fame

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haroldjackson220Congratulations to Seahawks Legend Harold Jackson, who is one of six inductees of the Black College Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017.

Jackson was a wide receiver for the Seahawks in 1983, scoring one touchdown and playing in 15 games.

As a wide receiver at Jackson State University (1965-1967), Jackson was a two-time First Team All-SWAC, and he led the SWAC in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns in two different seasons.

He was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the 12th round of the 1968 NFL Draft, and he spent 16 seasons in the NFL with five different teams (Rams, Eagles, Patriots, Vikings and Seahawks). Jackson was a five-time Pro Bowl Selection, a First Team All-Pro (1973), and he twice led the NFL in receiving yards.

haroldjackson02_220He retired following the 1987 season with 10,372 receiving yards, second most in NFL history at the time. During his career, Jackson had 29 career 100-yard games and three 1,000-yard seasons. For the decade of the 1970s, Jackson ranked first in receptions (432),  yards (7,724) and receiving touchdowns (61).

The Class of 2017 will be honored at the Eighth Annual Black College Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by the Atlanta Falcons on February 25, 2017. The induction ceremony will take place at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia.

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