50 best players in the AFC East
By Brian Miller
December 21, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson (22) runs past Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson (24) during the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Bills 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
One of the hardest runners in the NFL, Fred Jackson has carved out a productive career for the Buffalo Bills. Jackson however has often been injured and that was one reason the Bills traded for LeSean McCoy prior to the start of the 2015 league free agency period. When healthy however, Jackson is productive in both short yardage situations and can handle the carries on all three downs if needed.
Un-drafted in 2003, Jackson started his career playing for the Sioux City Bandits indoor football team. In 2006 he played in the Europe league before joining the Bills in 2006. Jackson enters his 10th NFL season in 2015. Over his nine year career Jackson has started 61 games and has appeared in 106 games. He has posted 5,646 yards rushing and 30 touchdowns on 1,279 attempts. He has added an additional seven touchdowns as a receiver out of the back-field.
NFL All Purpose Yards leader (2009)
First player in NFL history to compile 1,000 rushing and 1,000 kickoff return yards in a season (2009)
2010 Bills Walter Payton “Man of the Year” award
2× NFL Ground Player of the Week
Ranked #83 in the Top 100 Players of 2012