Jackson to retire as a Bill this week

April 16, 2018 - 10:48 am

It was reported last week that former Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson was looking to sign a one-day contract with the team to officially announce his retirement. It looks like that day will come this week at One Bills Drive.

According to a tweet from Pillar Sports Management, Jackson's agency, the 37-year old is set to sign his one-day contract and retire as a Bill on Wednesday. In addition, Jackson will be holding a meet and greet session with the fans following the event at the Walden Galleria.

Jackson last played a regular season game for the Bills during the 2014 season. He was released after the team's third preseason game of the 2015 season.

The nine-year veteran spent eight full seasons with the Bills, rushing for 5,646 yards and 30 touchdowns. Jackson ranks third all-time in franchise rushing yards behind Thurman Thomas and O.J. Simpson, and fourth all-time in touchdown rushes. He also ranks fifth in receptions with 322 catches. In 2010, Jackson became the first player in NFL history to accumulate 1,000 rushing and 1,000 kickoff return yards in the same season.

Jackson spent the last season of his NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks in 2015 after his release from the Bills.

Prior to coming to Buffalo in 2006, Jackson played two seasons for the Sioux City Bandits of the National Indoor Football League and United Indoor Football. He also played one year for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europa.

The native of Arlington, Texas played college football at Division III Coe College in Iowa, where he became a two-time Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference MVP.

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