Harold Jackson, former NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver, is reportedly being tabbed as the next head football coach at Jackson State, media reports indicate.
According to FootballScoop.com, Jackson will be formally introduced at a 11a.m. press conference on Monday.
Jackson coached receivers for 10 years in the NFL with New England (1985-89), Tampa Bay (1992-93), and New Orleans (1997-99). In Jackson’s first season as a coach, the Patriots won the conference championship and played in the 1986 Super Bowl.
Jackson enjoyed a 16-year playing career in the NFL with the Los Angeles Rams (1968, 1973-77), Philadelphia Eagles (1969-72), New England Patriots (1978-81), Minnesota Vikings (1982), and Seattle Seahawks (1983).
Jackson also played collegiately at JSU prior to being drafted into the NFL in 1968.