Jackson was a fourth-round draft pick in 2015 by the Patriots and appeared in 13 games, starting nine while dealing with a knee injury. That injury forced him to miss the entire 2016 season but he did earn a Super Bowl ring as the Patriots defeated Atlanta in overtime 34-28 in Super Bowl LI. In 2017 Jackson was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Rams but failed his physical and was released.
Jackson, a native of Jesup, GA, played his college ball at Florida State where he was a three-year starter and won an NCAA National Championship with the Seminoles in 2013 as a junior. That season he started 14 at right guard as FSU went undefeated. The team set school and conference records for total offense with 7,267 yards, 51.6 points per game, and 7.67 yards per play. They also set the national record for points with 723. He helped to protect freshman quarterback Jameis Winston who went on to win the Heisman Trophy. That season Jackson was a first-team All-ACC selection. The following season the 6’4” 320 lb. the lineman was a unanimous All-American selection in addition to being a first-team All-ACC performer.
Most recently Jackson was with the Orlando Apollos of the Alliance of American Football.