Jarious Jackson

Jarious Jackson
BC Lions
Jarious Jackson (March 2009).jpg
Born: (1977-05-03) May 3, 1977 (age 41)
Tupelo, Mississippi
Career information
CFL status International
Position(s) OC
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 232 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)
2018–present BC Lions (Offensive coordinator/QB coach)
As player
2000 Denver Broncos
2001 Barcelona Dragons
2002–2003 Denver Broncos
20052011 BC Lions
2012 Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Jarious K. Jackson (born May 3, 1977) is the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He has also been the quarterbacks coach for the Edmonton Eskimos and Saskatchewan Roughriders. Jackson played professionally in the CFL for eight seasons with the BC Lions and one year with the Toronto 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.

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]

Statistics[]

  Passing   Rushing
Year Team Games Att Comp Pct Yards TD Int Rating Att Yards Avg Long TD Fumb
2000 DEN 2 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 39.6 1 −1 −1.0 −1 0 0
2001 BAR 10 223 125 56.1 1,544 13 6 85.9 43 287 6.7 21 2
2001 DEN 1 12 7 58.3 73 0 0 76.0 5 7 1.4 0 2
2002 DEN 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2003 DEN 1 9 4 44.4 41 0 1 18.5 1 9 9.0 9 0 0
2004 BC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 BC 8 6 3 50.0 60 0 0 64.6 4 35 8.8 21 0 0
2006 BC 18 79 37 46.8 477 3 2 68.4 46 137 3.0 15 1 0
2007 BC 18 304 167 54.9 2,553 18 10 88.9 49 265 5.4 18 3 9
2008 BC 18 288 158 54.9 2,164 17 10 84.3 63 362 5.7 25 2 4
2009 BC 10 155 90 58.1 1,252 12 8 88.4 32 143 4.5 14 2 5
2010 BC 18 48 26 54.2 293 0 3 46.6 11 26 2.4 7 0 0
2011 BC 18 39 18 46.2 263 1 2 55.8 22 80 3.6 17 0 2
2012 TOR 18 135 72 53.3 846 4 3 73.3 42 122 2.9 15 3 0
CFL totals 126 1,054 571 54.2 7,878 55 38 80.8 269 1,170 4.3 25 11 20

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