Malik Jackson Biography

Malik Jackson

Quick Facts Of Malik Jackson

Celebrated Name Malik Jackson
Age 29 Years
Nick Name Malik
Birth Name Malik Barron Jackson
Birth Date 1990-01-11
Gender Male
Profession Rugby Player
Birth Nation USA
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Father Jodie Jackson
Mother Robin Jackson
Horoscope Capricorn
Religion Christian
Siblings 1
Brothers Marquis Jackson
High School Birmingham High School
Ethnicity African-American
University University of Tennessee
Body Build/Type Athletic
Height 6 ft 5 in
Weight 132 Kg
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Debut Club Denver Broncos
Marital Status Unmarried
Girl Friend Jade Bennett
Children 0
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth Will Update Soon
Salary Will Update Soon
Source of Wealth Football salary, bonuses, endorsements, and contract extensions
Famous For For his named to the AP All-SEC Second Team 2011

Malik Barron Jackson, professionally known by the name Malik Jackson is an American football player who plays in the defensive tackle position. He became a free agent after Jacksonville Jaguars released him in March 2019. He is likely to sign with Philadelphia Eagles. Previously, he was selected in the fifth round with the 137th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. He has recorded 239 total tackles, 32 sacks, 6 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, and 23 pass deflection in his NFL career till date. 

Philadephia Eagles To Sign Defensive Tackle, Malik Jackson

Reports are coming out that Philadelphia Eagles is likely to sign free agent defensive tackle, Malik Jackson. NFL source said Malik and the Eagles have agreed to sign a three-year contract worth up to $30 million. 

Previously, Jacksonville Jaguars released him on 8 March 2019 due to salary cap issues. 

Why is Malik Jackson famous for?

  • Named to the AP All-SEC Second Team 2011.

Early Life of Malik Jackson

Malik Jackson was born on 11 January 1990. His birth name is Malik Barron Jackson. He was born to a father Jodie Jackson, and a mother, Robin Jackson. His birthplace is in Los Angeles, California in the United States. He holds American nationality. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. He has a twin brother Marquis Jackson. He started playing football while attending Birmingham High School. He was named to Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, and Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team while at the high school. He was also named Los Angeles Daily News All-Area Co-Defensive MVP in High School. 

He attended the University of Southern California, where he played college football. Two years later, he transferred to the University of Tennessee in 2010. He continued to play college football there. He had 48 total tackles, 11 tackles-for-loss, five sacks, five passes defensed, one forced fumble, and one interception during 2010 season. He recorded 56 total tackles, 11 tackles-for-loss, 2.5 sacks, two passes defensed, and one forced fumble in the 2011 season. He was named to the AP All-SEC Second Team in recognition of his performance in the 2010 season. 

Professional Career of Malik Jackson

He played in the 2012 Senior Bowl as a late addition in January 2012.

He played for Washington Redskins' head coach Mike Shanahan's South team in the same month.

He then attended the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana as a defensive tackle and performed all of the combine drills. 

In March 2012, he attended Tennessee's pro day.

He was ranked the 18th best defensive end prospect by NFLDraftScout.com and was projected to be a sixth or seventh round pick. 

Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos selected him with the 137th overall pick in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He was the second defensive lineman drafted by the Denver Broncos after Derek Wolfe. 

He signed a four-year deal worth $2.31 million including a signing bonus of $213,612 with the Broncos in May 2012.

He was named as the backup right defensive end behind fellow rookie Derek Wolfe. 

He made his professional NFL debut in a 27-21 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on 17 September 2012. 

He finished his rookie season with five combined tackles in 14 games and zero starts. 

He played his first career playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens during the AFC Divisional round on 12 January 2013.

He earned his first career start on 1 December 2013 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

He remained the starting defensive end for the Broncos for the remainder of the season after Derek Wolfe was unable to return after dealing with seizure-like symptoms throughout the season. 

He finished his second season with 42 combined tackles, six sacks, four pass deflections, and a forced fumble in 16 games and five starts. 

He made his first career postseason start against San Diego Chargers in the AFC Divisional round. 

He was again the backup right defensive end behind Derek Wolfe in the 2014 season. 

He completed the 2014 season with 42 combined tackles, three sacks, four pass deflections, and a forced fumble in 16 games and three starts. 

He was named the starting defensive end to start the 2015 season. 

He finished the 2015 season with career-high 45 combined tackles, seven pass deflections, five sacks, and a safety in 16 games and 16 starts. 

He recorded five combined tackles in the Broncos' 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. 

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed him to a six-year deal worth $85.5 million with $31.5 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $10 million on 9 March 2016. 

He was named the starting defensive end to start the season and wore shirt number 90. 

He recorded 33 combined tackles, 6.5 sacks, and four pass deflection in 16 games and 16 starts in the 2016 season. 

Under the new head coach, Doug Marrone, Jackson was reassigned to defensive tackle to start the 2017 season. 

He joined a stout defensive line along with Yannick Ngakoue, Dante Fowler Jr., Marcell Dareus, and was headed by Calais Campbell. They became one of the top defensive lines in the league and adopted the name "Sacksonville".

He was named to his first Pro Bowl on 19 December 2017. 

He recorded 40 total tackles, 3 passes defensed, 4 forced fumbles, and 8 sacks in the 2017 season winning the AFC South division. 

Pro Football Focus gave him an overall grade of 86.4 ranking 17th among all qualifying interior defensive linemen. 

The Jaguars released him on 8 March 2019 due to salary cap issues. 

Career Highlights of Malik Jackson

Super Bowl champion (50)

2017 Pro Bowl 

2011 Second-team All-SEC 

Who is Malik Jackson dating?

Malik Jackson is reportedly dating Jade Bennett. There is no official information regarding his personal life. He has maintained a private life. 

Body Measurements of Malik Jackson

Malik Jackson stands at a height of 1.96 m i.e. 6 feet and 5 inches tall. He has a body weight of 290 lbs i.e. 132 kg. He has an athletic body build. His other body measurements are currently unavailable. 

What is Malik Jackson's Net Worth?

The defensive tackle, Malik Jackson earns playing American football in NFL. He signed a $2.31 million contract including a signing bonus of $213, 612 when the Denver Broncos drafted him in 2012 NFL draft. He later joined the Jacksonville Jaguars for $85.5 million including $31.5 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $10 million. He earnings come from salary, bonuses, endorsements, and contract extensions. As of 2019, his net worth is under review. It will be updated soon. 

Did You Know?

  • His twin brother, Marquis plays as a defensive end for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League.

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