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

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 14: Fred Jackson /
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5) Still proving people wrong in 2013

Entering the 2013 campaign, many people thought Jackson was no longer capable of carrying the load in Buffalo. The season before, he had set a career low of 3.8 yards per carry, on the way to his fewest rushing yards since his rookie year.

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The 2012 season also saw C.J. Spiller break out with his first 1,000-yard rushing campaign, at a scintillating 6.0 yards per carry. Unsurprisingly, Spiller was named as the Buffalo Bills’ starter for 2013.

However, we should have known better. After all, Jackson has made a career out of proving critics wrong.

Spiller would still lead the team in rushing, but his backup made his mark. By the end of the season, Jackson had rushed for 890 yards, scored a career-high nine rushing touchdowns and totaled 1,283 total yards from scrimmage.

In the process, the 37-year-old became just the third Bill to rush for over 5,000 career yards, And into the bargain, he is one of just five undrafted players in NFL history to total over 5,000 rushing yards in his career.

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What was your favorite highlight from Jackson’s time in Western New York? How would you best summarize his career with the Buffalo Bills? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.