FALCONS AGREE TO TERMS WITH RB STEVEN JACKSON ON A THREE‐YEAR CONTRACT
Flowery Branch, GA – The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have agreed to terms with running back Steven Jackson on a three‐year contract. The terms ofthe contract were not disclosed.
Jackson, 6‐2, 240 pounds, was originally selected by the St. Louis Ramsin the firstround (24th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft. He rushed for 1,042 yards with four touchdowns in 2012, giving him eight straight seasons withmore than 1,000 rushing yards.
A two‐time All‐Pro selection,Jackson istheNFL’sleading rusher among active players with 10,135 yards. He isthe only active player withmore than 10,000 career yards and justthe 27th playerinNFL history to achieve that milestone. Entering his 10th NFL season, Jackson earned Pro Bowlselectionsin 2007, 2010 and 2011 and his streak of eight straight 1,000‐yard seasons is the longest active streak in the League. He broke RB Eric Dickerson’s Ramsfranchise record for career rushing yards(7,245) in 2010 and his 56 career rushing touchdownsranked tied forsecond in club history withDickerson.
Since becoming a full‐time starter with the Ramsin 2005, Jackson has also registered 388 receptionsfor 3,135 receiving yards (8.1‐yard average). During that time, Jackson leads all NFL running backs in receptions and receiving yards. Additionally, Jackson is one of just 14 running backs in NFL history to total 10,000 rushing yards and 3,000 receiving yards.
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