Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/3/11
Dear Mr. Wilson, Fred Jackson of the Buffalo Bills is hard-working, determined and never gives up to achieve his goal. He is the ultimate underdog and the same can be said about the Buffalo Bills organization. The once proud franchise and winner of four consecutive AFC Championships continues to be determined to get back to their glory days. Fred Jackson is a key part of that equation. Frederick “Fred” George Jackson played college football at Coe College a Division III school and was named to five All-American teams in 2002 when he rushed for 1,702 yards and 29 touchdowns. Jackson, a two-time MVP for the Kohawks was selected to attend training camp by former Coe College alum and Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy. It can be argued that without Levy, Jackson may have never been discovered. It wasn’t easy for Fred Jackson to get to where he is today. Playing at a Division III school a player does not get the notoriety others do and because of that Jackson went undrafted. He played two seasons for the Sioux City Bandits in the National Indoor Football League and the United Indoor Football League. Jackson made only $200 a week and [...]
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