Kareem Jackson was born on April 10, 1988. He participates in American football as a strong safety for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He was chosen by the Houston Texans in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
As a true freshman, Jackson started 12 of the 13 games for the Crimson Tide. He concluded the campaign with three interceptions, good for second on the team, and four pass breakups, good for fourth.
Jackson finished the season fifth on the team in tackles with 66. He was later recognized as a Freshman All-American. Jackson attended Westside High School. As a senior, he mostly played running back, amassing 1,436 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns as well as nine receptions for 256 yards and two receiving scores.
Jackson attended the NFL Combine after graduating from Alabama and completed the whole workout and all necessary drills. Being happy with his combined performance, he decided to limit his participation in positional drills at Alabama’s Pro Day.
Most pundits and scouts predicted he would be selected in the first or second round after playing well. He was rated the fifth-best cornerback and the 32nd-best prospect overall by NFLDraftScout.com in a deep cornerback draft.
In the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, Jackson was selected by the Houston Texans (20th overall). He was chosen in 2010, behind Florida’s Joe Haden, as the second cornerback (7th overall).
The 20th overall pick by the Texans is Jackson. He signed a five-year, $13.52 million contract with the Houston Texans on July 30, 2010, which included a $7.36 million guarantee and a $875,500 signing bonus.
Is Kareem Jackson Injured: What Did Kareem Jackson Do To His Ankle? How Did Kareem Jackson Break His Head?
Kareem Jackson suffered an ankle injury against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6 and hadn’t played since. However, he is ready to return. Back in 2021, he had a head injury and he was evaluated for a concussion before their game against the Lions.