|Celebrated Name:||Desean Jackson|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Desean William Jackson|
|Age:||34 years old|
|Birth Date:||1 December 1986|
|Birth Place:||Los Angeles, California|
|Marital Status:||In a relationship|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Desean Jackson Jr|
|Dating/Girlfriend (Name):||Kayla Phillips|
|Is Desean Jackson Gay?:||No|
|Salary:||$9.3 million per year|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$20 million|
|Last Updated:||June 2021|
Desean Jackson is an American footballer, born on 1 December 1986 in Los Angeles, California. He is widely known for being the first NFL player to get selected in two positions to a pro bowl in the same year that is as a wide receiver and as a return specialist. He also played college football, where he was also named twice in the All American Team.
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Early Life & Biography
Desean Jackson was born on 1 December 1986 in Los Angeles, California, to Bill and Gayle Jackson. He has an older brother by the name Byron who also played as a wider receiver for two seasons with the Kansas City chiefs. Jackson attended the Long Beach Polytechnic High School. While still in high school, Desean was named the 2004 Glen Davis Award winner as southern California’s player of the year by the Los Angeles Times. Through this, he became one of the best high school footballer recruits in the nation, with so many colleges lining up to recruit him. Still, in high school, Jackson played baseball and even ran tracks.
During his senior year, he caught 60 passes for 1075 yards for 15 touchdowns, which led his team, the Jackrabbits to the CIF Southern Section Championship. In 2004 he was named All American by the Preps tar Magazine and also voted Mr. Football state player of the year. As he was completing his high school career, Jackson was voted the most valuable player at the U.S Army All-American Bowl in Texas. In 2009, Jackson’s father died of pancreatic cancer.
In 2014, Jackson met Kayla Phillips, a supermodel through the social media, and in January of the following year, they announced their relationship to the public. Later in 2015, the couple welcomed their first child Desean Jackson Jr. Jackson was so happy that he was quoted saying that he would instill the same qualities his dad had instilled on him in order to continue his dad’s legacy. Together with his family, Jackson lives in Moorestown, New Jersey.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 1 December 1986, Desean Jackson is 34 years old as of today’s date 16th June 2021. His height is 1.78m tall, and his weight is 79 kg.
Desean went to The University of California for his college studies. While studying there, he played for the school team the California Golden Bears for two years that is from 2005 to 2007. During his college career, he has also titled An All American player. He could not complete his 2007 season with the California Golden Bears because he had declared for the 2008 NFL Draft. Through this, he was picked in the second round by the Philadelphia Eagles, who signed him on a four-year deal in July 2008.
While playing for the Eagles on one Monday night game, Desean celebrated early before running to the end zone and happened to flip the ball to the one-yard line costing his team to lose the game. Still, on the same game, he became the only NFL player to have received over 100 yards in his first two games.
In the 2010 season, Jackson faced a shadow on his career as The Eagles were not willing to negotiate an extension with him despite Jackson reporting to training earlier than the other players to cover the training he had missed in the spring of that year. He never gave up as by the end of the 2010 season, he was the leading receiver with 1056yards.
In 2011, he failed again to report to training as required in his contract. His agent could not also explain his whereabouts, and this made Jackson face a fine of $30000 a day until the day he would report to training. He eventually availed himself just before he could lose a year of service.
In 2012, Desean was resigned by the Eagles for a five-year contract worth $51million but was eventually released in 2013. During this period with the Eagles, Desean had been selected three times to the Pro Bowl. He later played for The Washington Redskins for three seasons before he was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a three-year contract. During his play at the Buccaneers, he ended the 2018 season with enough receptions to qualify for the fourth time in his career as the League-leader in yards –per-reception.
In 2019, he was traded back to the Eagles, and his first game was against his former team, the Washington Redskins, where they won 32-27. He later served an injury in November of the same year that has made him continually being placed on the injury reserve.
Awards & Achievements
- 2004 Glen Davies Award winner
- 2005 MVP of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl for high school players
- 2006 All American at California
- 2007 All American at California
- 2010 the first NFL player to make the Pro Bowl at two different positions (wide receiver and punt returner).
Net Worth & Salary of Desean Jackson in 2021
As of 16th June 2021, Desean Jackson has a net worth of over $20 million. He has an annual salary of $9.3 million per year. This has helped him to improve his net worth throughout his career.
Desean Jackson has been able to achieve a lot in his career. He has also gained a lot of fame and wealth. Being in his 30s and gained all this, Jackson has encouraged many young people to work hard in achieving their dreams.