Dexter Myles Jackson (born August 5, 1986) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Appalachian State.
Jackson was also a member of the Carolina Panthers, Virginia Destroyers and New York Jets.
He attended and played high school football at Dunwoody High School in Dunwoody, Georgia.
Jackson proved key in one of college football's biggest upsets, recording two touchdowns and 92 yards as well as 19 yards rushing, in the Mountaineers' 34-32 Week 1 win over the No. 5 ranked Michigan Wolverines. A photograph of Jackson in the act of running the ball past the Michigan defense graced the cover of the September 10, 2007 edition of Sports Illustrated.
At the NFL Scouting Combine, Jackson ran the manually timed 40-yard dash (4.27 seconds) faster than any other receiver which bumped his value up the Buccaneers' draft board.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jackson was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round (58th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. On July 25, he signed a four-year contract. He played seven games for the team in 2008.
The Buccaneers waived Jackson on August 31, 2009.
The Carolina Panthers signed Jackson to their practice squad on October 12, 2009. After his contract expired following the season, he was re-signed to a future contract on January 4, 2010. Jackson was waived by the Panthers on August 31, 2010.
Jackson was signed by the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League on May 23, 2011.
New York Jets
Jackson was signed to the New York Jets' practice squad on November 9, 2011. He was released on November 19. He was re-signed to the practice squad on November 30. Jackson was waived on August 25, 2012.