Eddie Jackson is an American football safety player who plays for the Chicago Bears in the National Football League (NFL). Like most other players in the NFL, Eddie Jackson learned and played the sport as a child, went to high school, and turned pro after an impressive and wonderful one-year college career.
Here we’ll go back in time in his life to see how he became what we know him to be today. We’ll also take a look at the body statistics that the guy has, without omitting how much he has accumulated over the years by playing America’s favorite sports.
Eddie Jackson’s Family and Early Life
Eddie Jackson was born on December 10, 1993, in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, where he was to grow up. Eddie was born as his older brother DeMarcus Dorsey, who had good prospects of playing professional football, but due to his poor school grades, poor decision-making, police arrest, and two burglary charges with some teenagers carrying a deadly weapon, Dorsey’s high hopes of landing in Louisville evaporated with his athletic scholarship in Michigan and his other plan to land in Louisville. The same fate would later befall Eddie, almost devouring him, but for his parents, he had a different attitude.
Eddie began playing competitive football in his final year of high school when he enrolled at Boyd H. Anderson High School in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. He was mainly the defensive back and as a wide receiver for his team. During this time he improved a lot, learned from his coach, and stuck to every tactic they had for every game.
Troubled Teenage and His Turnaround
Unlike his well-behaved senior year in high school, the boy took on a bad character when he was much younger, hanging out with other kids who had a difficult life. By this time he had terribly piss-poor grades in school, several arrests, including one where he was arrested for burglary in Broward County, Florida. But through the perseverance of his parents, who were certain that they had not raised a confused child, and through the actions, they took afterward, Eddie was saved from a life that awaited doom.
His father withdrew him from Northeast High in his junior year and transferred him to Boyd H. Anderson High School, which was closer to home. In Boyd, Eddie Jackson first romped around with his academics and paid little attention to football, unlike his peers who were professionally interested in the game. The school authorities threatened to expel him from school, but his patient father suggested that, in addition to some moral support, an academic plan should be drawn up for him.
Wayne Blair, the school’s football coach, took it upon himself to refine the gold that only his and Eddie’s parents saw in the child. The young Jackson began taking additional online courses to meet his core needs and improve his half-dead grades. He still had football by his side, which at the time was his surest route to a better life. Eddie only had one year to change his life, and in that one year, everything happened.
Career Begining and Growth
It good thing his hunger for success made him a dynamic player, and his coach Wayne used this zeal to his advantage. He gave him every role imaginable, from receiver to cornerback and safety to kick returner and even punt-returner, Eddie played them all impressively. In no time, word spread that he was one of the nation’s hottest talents.
By the end of his high school graduation year, he already had it in front of him: Louisiana State University, the University of Alabama, and Florida State University to choose from. Who could have seen this coming? Nobody but his parents and his coach.
He played wholeheartedly for the Alabama Crimson Tide football team, became captain and defensive MVP of the 2015 national championship game, and a broken leg in his last college football season could not stop him from following the path of success he had embarked upon at Boyd H. Anderson High School.
The pigskin leather sports talent was drafted by the Chicago Bears as the 112th overall place in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He was the 13th football safety to be drafted. On May 15, 2017, he signed a four-year contract for the Bears worth $3.06 million including a signing bonus of $665,797. Since then, Eddie Jackson has worked for “The Monsters of the Midway” and expanded his career in the richest sports on American soil.
As he has only just begun his career in the not too distant past, much is not yet known about his finances, which include his net worth. When it is published, we will inform you about it.
Height, Weight, Body Measurements
His body statistics, as we received them, showed a weight of 92 kg (202 lb) while standing at a height of 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in). His chest, biceps, and waist measurements are not known at this time.