Darius Jackson is a famous American football player, athlete, fitness instructor, writer, and storyteller. The famous American football star played 5 active years of football, before stepping down to be a free agent. Jackson is currently in a relationship with Keke Palmer, an actress and singer. The ex-professional football player and fitness enthusiast now works at ‘Inspire Fitness Studio’, as a fitness instructor. Jackson writes and tells stories.
Darius Jackson Biography
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Darius Daulton Jackson was born on the 21st of July 1994 (28 years) in Sparta, Illinois, United States, To African American (father) Tyrone and a Panamanian (mother) Sandra Jackson. Jackson graduated from Sparta High School in Sparta, Illinois. He got a football scholarship to play football at Eastern Michigan University and was later selected in the 6th round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys.
In His senior year, Jackson became a full-time starter and had a breakthrough year, rushing for 1,078 yards on 208 carries (5.2 avg.), and 14 rushing touchdowns. He also had an excellent passing touchdown.
Jackson has an older brother ‘Sarunas’ who is an actor. Sarunas reviewed how his family loves speaking in French in one of his interviews and that he’s working on getting Panama’s Citizenship.
Darius Jackson Career
Jackson went to Eastern Michigan University on a football scholarship. As a sophomore, he was on the starting list in seven games and had 201 rushing yards. He appeared in all 12 games the following year with (4 starts), posting 295 rushing yards. Jackson became a full-time starter and had a breaking record for the school.
Jackson was first drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in (2016), he had a major setback after being declared inactive for 14 games letting another running back player ‘Darren McFadden’ take his position. By December 2016, Jackson was taken off waivers by the Cleveland Browns. And was announced inactive for three games. In 2017, Jackson was sidelined because of a knee injury forcing him to miss team activities and watch the game from the bench.
Dallas Cowboys: Jackson signed for the Cowboys in May 2018. By September, he left the Dallas Cowboys after being waived and signed to the practice squad the next day.
After terminating his contract with the Cowboys, Jackson signed a new deal with the Green Bay Packers in September 2018 from the Cowboys’ practice squad, as the team urgently need a third running back, with one of them running ‘Aaron Jones’ being suspended for the first two games, and Devante taking a settlement leave because of his injury. Jackson became an active roster in December 2018.
On August 30, 2019, Jackson was released by the Cowboys and later given a contract re-signing to the practice squad on the 11th of September. But was released five days later on September 16th.
By September 2019, Jackson joined the Indianapolis Colts practice squad but got laid off four days later. Jackson was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers later in October of the same year to the practice squad, He was released a few days later
He signed for the Indianapolis Colts practice squad in November. His contract was revisited and re-signed as a reserve/future player on the 30th of December 2019.
Jackson was later waived by the Colts on the 2nd of August 2020. And later re-signed to the practice squad by September. He was then released on the 3rd of November, but later got another contract to join the practice squad three days later. The team gave another deal three days later to join the practice squad. He lost his contract and was released in December 2020.
In July 2021, Jackson signed a new contract with the Las Vegas Raiders. But his contract was terminated later in August. Immediately leaving the Raiders, Jackson signed with the Houston Texans on August 7, 2021. He was waived and re-signed to the practice squad on November 30, 2021
Over five years, he played for the (1)Cleveland Browns (2016 – 2017), Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers (2018-2019), Indianapolis Colts (2019), (2) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2019), Indianapolis Colts (2019-2020), Las Vegas Raiders (2021), (3) Houston Texans (2021). He became a free agent after his contract expired in 2021.
Darius Jackson Achievement
Jackson led the offense in his final EMU game against Central Michigan, He finished with a superb 15 carries for 93 yards, his eighth game of 90+ rushing yards of the season. He also scored two more touchdowns in the game with a record-breaking record, scoring 16 TDs in a single-season EMU.
Jackson went for over 1,000 in the 2015 season with 93 yards, becoming the first tailback player to complete this stunt since Bronson Hill in 2013. He also became the 13th all-time player to do it for the Eagles. finishing with 1,089 yards that season, which was the 10th record-breaking record in a single season in EMU history. Jackson remains the 14th all-time leading rusher with 1,597 yards.
Darius Jackson Keke Palmer Relationship
Keke Palmer is Jackson’s long-time girlfriend and baby mama. The love birds reportedly crossed paths at a Memorial Day party hosted by Issa Rae and Diddy in 2021. The relationship was kept secret for more than a year.
Palmer came out with shocking news of the two love birds expecting a baby boy while hosting “Saturday Night Live,” Jackson later posted her girlfriend’s baby bump to celebrate with her. Jackson and Palmer welcomed a baby boy named “Leodis Andrelton” on Feb. 25, 2023.
Darius Jackson’s Net Worth
Jackson’s net worth is estimated to be around $500,000 – $1Million