Buffalo Bills: Top 5 highlights from Fred Jackson’s career

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 14: Fred Jackson /
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1) First 100-yard rushing game

The 2007 season was the moment Jackson had been waiting for. He would finally get the opportunity to show people what he could do, as he prepared to step onto an NFL field in regular season action for the first time.

Fair or not, there were still a lot of doubters, as some people couldn’t get past his size and/or the fact he was undrafted out of college. These doubts were only empowered by Jackson being a relatively old rookie, at 26-years-old.

However, the Fort Worth, Texas native was having none of it. Despite only playing in eight games — including just one start — he proved to be an excellent backup to Marshawn Lynch.

Jackson provided some pop, averaging 5.2 yards per carry and finishing the season as the Bills’ second-leading rusher. The highlight of his campaign came in December against the Miami Dolphins, as he rushed for a game-high 115 yards and topped 100 yards for the first time in his NFL career.

This was a defining moment for Jackson, who proved he belonged. He would finish the season with over 500 yards when combining rushing, receiving and kick returns, making you wonder what he could have achieved if he played in every game?