Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Road Less Traveled

Vincent Jackson

One of the key players in Sunday's New York Jets-San Diego Chargers Divisional Playoff game is wide receiver Vincent Jackson.

The new piece in Yahoo! Sports today talks about how Jackson had a full ACADEMIC scholarship to Columbia, but decided to pursue football instead.

Here's a key quote:

“I had a few offers, but no big schools. Columbia sounded great and that was pretty tempting, but I wanted to play football at a real level, take my chance with that,” said Jackson, who’s one semester short of earning his business degree from Northern Colorado. While there, he grew five inches during his first two years.

"Real level?" OY!

Oh well.

But the kicker is Jackson went to Northern Colorado, the same school our great tight end Wade Fletcher transferred TO COLUMBIA from in 2002. I guess we owed them one.

That said...

GO J-E-T-S!!!


At Thu Jan 14, 09:51:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jake, do you think that Vincent Jackson woould have been able to crack the two deep?

At Thu Jan 21, 07:08:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous erin said...

I'm actually surprised the Jets won this one. What in the heck was Philip Rivers thinking? Or was he thinking? On Vincent Jackson, here'a a great example for our youth, skip the education for the moola..too many of them out there doing this, but should we blame it on recruiters and agents too?


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