Chad Wolfegang Jackson was born the son of Kaye and Watson Jackson on March 6, 1985 in Birmingham, Ala. ... Was a three-year starter at Hoover (Ala.) High School, where he was named to the Parade and Super Prep All- American teams ... In track, finished third in the state track meet in the 300-meter event ... Also played basketball for three years before concentrating on football as a senior ... In 2007, served dinner to the homeless at the Pine Street Inn in Boston ... Majored in anthropology at Florida.
Chad Jackson was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round (36th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft ... Signed by the Patriots (7/24/06) ... Placed on the reserve/PUP list (8/28/07) ... Removed from reserve/PUP list (11/7/07).
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2007 (2/0/0/5): Activated from the PUP/ reserve list on Nov. 7.
at Buffalo (11/18): Saw his first action of the season in a reserve role at wide receiver in the Patriots' 56-10 win over the Bills... Returned one kickoff for a return of 15 yards. Philadelphia (11/25): Inactive. at Baltimore (12/3): Inactive. Pittsburgh (12/9): Saw action on kickoff and punt return units in the Patriots' 34-13 win over the Steelers... Returned four kickoffs for 70 yards, including a 39-yard return in the first quarter that set up the first Patriots' touchdown. N.Y. Jets (12/16): Inactive. Miami (12/23): Inactive. at N.Y. Giants (12/29): Inactive.
2007 Postseason (1/0/0/2): Jacksonville (1/12): Played in reserve on kickoff return units in the Patriots' 31-20 win over the Jaguars... Returned four kicks for 78 yards (19.5 avg). San Diego (1/20): Inactive. N.Y. Giants (2/3): Inactive.
2006 (12/1/0/4): Saw action in his first NFL contest in the Patriots' 24-17 win over the N.Y. Jets (9/17/06) ... Collected his first career reception with an acrobatic, 29-yard catch against the N.Y. Jets (9/17/06) ... Registered his first career touchdown reception with a 13-yard catch in the Patriots' 24-17 win over the N.Y. Jets (9/17/06) ... Recorded his first career start at wide receiver in the Patriots' 20-10 win over Miami (10/08/06).
Buffalo (9/10): Inactive. at N.Y. Jets (9/17): Played in his first career NFL contest, grabbing two receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' 24-17 win over the N.Y. Jets ... Hauled in his first career NFL reception with an acrobatic, 29-yard catch from Tom Brady along the left sideline in the first quarter ... Recorded his first career NFL touchdown reception with a 13-yard catch in the back of the end zone with just 14 seconds remaining in the second quarter. Denver (9/24): Inactive. at Cincinnati (10/1): Saw action in a reserve role at wide receiver ... Caught two passes for nine yards in the Patriots' commanding 38-13 victory over the Bengals ... Extended the Patriots' initial touchdown drive with a 10-yard yard reverse after a direct snap to Kevin Faulk on a third-and-six play in the second quarter. vs. Miami (10/8): Made his first career start at wide receiver in the Patriots' 20-10 win over the Dolphins. at Buffalo (10/22): Played in a reserve role at wide receiver and collected a touchdown reception in the Patriots' 28-6 road victory over the Bills ... Scampered for 14 yards on a reverse during the Patriots' opening scoring drive in the first quarter ... Got open behind the defense and hauled in a 35-yard touchdown reception from Tom Brady, giving the Patriots a 21-3 lead with 2:42 remaining in the third quarter. at Minnesota (10/30): Played in a reserve role at wide receiver in the Patriots' commanding 31-7 road win against the Vikings ... Grabbed a short pass from Tom Brady and maneuvered his way into the end zone for a 10-yard touchdown with five seconds remaining in the third quarter. Indianapolis (11/5): Played in a reserve role at wide receiver and collected one reception for nine yards. vs. N.Y. Jets (11/12): Saw action in a reserve role at wide receiver and snared two receptions for five yards. at Green Bay (11/19): Saw action in a reserve role at wide receiver in the Patriots' 35-0 road victory over the Packers ... Snared a 21-yard reception on a deep pass in the third quarter. vs. Chicago (11/26): Played in a reserve role at wide receiver in the Patriots' 17-13 victory over the Bears. vs. Detroit (12/3): Inactive. at Miami (12/10): Inactive. vs. Houston (12/17): Played in a reserve role at wide receiver but did not collect a reception in the Patriots' commanding 40-7 victory over the Texans. at Jacksonville (12/24): Played in a reserve role at wide receiver and grabbed one reception in the Patriots' 24-21 division-clinching win over the Jaguars. at Tennessee (12/31): Played in a reserve role at wide receiver and as a punt returner ... Grabbed two receptions for 23 yards in the Patriots' 40-23 victory over the Titans ... Returned two punts for 65 yards in the win ... Fielded a punt deep in his own territory and returned it 26 yards early in the third quarter ... Set up a Patriots touchdown with a 39-yard punt return along the left sideline in the fourth quarter ... Hauled in a short pass from Vinny Testaverde and scampered 23 yards for a first down on fourth-and-seven late in the fourth quarter.
2006 Postseason (2/0/1/0): vs. N.Y. Jets (1/7): Played in a reserve role at wide receiver in the Patriots' 37-16 AFC Wild Card victory over the N.Y. Jets. at San Diego (1/14): Dressed but did not see action in the Patriots' 24-21 AFC Divisional playoff victory over the Chargers. at Indianapolis (1/21): Saw limited action at wide receiver and on special teams coverage units ... Teammed with Antwain Spann to stop Terrence Wilkins at his own 17-yard line during a kickoff return in the second quarter.
Was a semi-finalist for the Biletnikoff Award (for the top receiver) as a junior in 2005 ... Played in 39 games with 14 starts during his college career ... Caught 120 passes for 1,586 yards (13.2 avg) and 16 touchdowns, rushed 17 times for 90 yards (5.3 avg) and two touchdowns ... Also returned nine punts for 35 yards, recorded six solo tackles and picked up 188 yards on 10 kickoff returns ... Became only the third player in school history to produce two receptions for 80 or more yards in a career ... Tied Cris Collinsworth (1977-80) for 14th on the school’s career-record list with 120 receptions and closed out his career with at least one reception in his last 24 games, compiling the second-longest active streak in the SEC ... Did not miss a game in his three years at Florida. 2005 (Junior): Tied a school record with 88 receptions, matching the mark first set by Carlos Alvarez in 1969 ... His 88 catches led the SEC, ranked sixth nationally, and placed fourth in SEC single-season annals ... Led the conference and ranked seventh in the nation with an average of 7.3 receptions per game ... Selected as an All-American third-team choice by The NFL Draft Report, earning honorable mention from Pro Football Weekly ... Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference first-team pick, adding second-team accolades from the league’s coaches ... Started the final 11 games and totaled 88 receptions for 900 yards (10.2 avg) and nine touchdowns ... Added 16 carries for 89 yards and a pair of scores, four punt returns for 18 yards and a kickoff return for six yards ... Had 11 catches for 20 yards or longer ... Led the team in receiving in 10 of 12 games ... Gained over 100 yards receiving against Wyoming, Louisiana Tech, Kentucky and South Carolina ... Averaged a touchdown catch every 9.7 receptions ... His 80-yard touchdown catch against Louisiana Tech was the longest reception by an SEC receiver in 2005 ... Became the eighth player in school history to score four touchdowns in a game when he caught three and ran for one against Wyoming ... Set career highs for receptions (10), yards (138) and touchdowns (four) against Wyoming. 2004 (Sophomore): Played all 12 games with three starts ... Caught 29 passes for 648 yards (22.3 avg) and six touchdowns ... Set a school record with his team-best 22.3 yards per catch, a mark that ranked third nationally among all receivers with at least 25 catches ... Eight of his receptions were for 20-plus yards ... Caught 25 passes over the last nine games of the season ... Five of his six touchdown receptions came in the last seven games of the year ... One of only two Gators to catch a pass in all 12 games ... Was the first Florida receiver since 1999 to record two catches of over 60 yards in the same season when he caught a 65-yard pass vs. Kentucky and a careerlong 81-yard touchdown vs. Tennessee ... Ranked 10th in the SEC with an average of 54.0 receiving yards per game ... Surpassed all of his 2003 receiving totals by the third game of the year ... Returned seven kickoffs for 135 yards (19.3 avg) and five punts for 17 yards (3.4 avg) ... Participated on the kickoff coverage, kickoff return, punting and punt return teams ... His 164 total plays on special teams ranked second on the squad. 2003 (Freshman): As a true freshman, saw time on special teams in all 13 games and also lined up at receiver in four games ... Was Florida’s only true freshman receiver to score a touchdown and became one of just eight receivers in school history to score a touchdown as a true freshman ... Was one of seven true freshmen to play in every game ... Finished the season with three catches for 38 yards (12.7 avg) and a touchdown, two kickoff returns for 47 yards and recorded four solo tackles ... Caught a 29-yard touchdown pass in his first collegiate game against San Jose State.
- Chad, an All-State basketball player in high school, hooped it up with several of his teammates and put his skills on display in a charity basketball game in Westford, Mass., to benefit the Westford Academy Athletic Boosters.
- In the offseason, Chad went home to visit his high school in Hoover, Alabama. There, he announced the formation of his own charitable foundation and plans for launching a summer youth camp and holiday toy drive.