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2016 Oakland Raiders Gameday 8

bowl game spot with the win. We won the Egg Bowl at home. It was senior night for me. It was the last game I played in Davis Wade Stadium. It was awesome.” Q: You’re very involved with community events. What drives that passion to give back? Jackson: “Just to make people happy. There’s more to life than myself and the people I’m connected to. It’s always good to help out people and see them happy.” Q: It’s known throughout the team that you’re a really good singer. How did you get into singing? Jackson: “I grew up in church. My dad’s a pastor and my mom would sing in church all the time. All my siblings they sing. I’m the youngest of three. I was just playing music at first. I was playing the drums, then I started playing bass guitar, and I just got involved in singing in church a little bit. My parents didn’t really hear me sing 92 Gameday MAGAZINE too much until I was about 16. I was a little shy because when I was about 5-years-old I sang a song with my mom and my sister. I had something in my throat and got nervous. When I was singing my voice cracked. Then my brother was like, ‘You can’t sing. You can’t sing like us.’ It took me a while to bounce back, but when I did I actually enjoyed it.” Q: What’s your favorite holiday tradition? Jackson: “It’s hard to keep up with traditions now because I’m in California and a lot of my loved ones and close people are back home in Mississippi. Now it’s just football and just having a good dinner. As long as I have a good dinner, I don’t need presents and all of that.” Q: What are some things you like to do in your down time? Jackson: “I like to play Madden online. I beat a lot of people, not to brag. If they want to play me on Play Station 4, look me up!”


2016 Oakland Raiders Gameday 8
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