In the National Football League, William Jackson III is a cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Before the Cincinnati Bengals selected him in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, he played college football for the Houston Cougars.
Jackson has participated in football games for the Washington Commanders. Prior to going to the University of Houston for his second year of college, Jackson completed his first year at Trinity Valley Community College.
The Cincinnati Bengals selected Jackson in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft (number 24 overall). On June 10, 2016, Jackson and the group came to an agreement on a rookie deal worth $9.07 million for four years.
On March 19, 2021, Jackson agreed to a three-year, $40.5 million contract with the Washington Commanders (then still known as the Washington Football Team).
In the season opener against Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert, he made his first interception for Washington.
Jackson and a conditional 2025 seventh-round selection were dealt to the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 1, 2022, in exchange for a conditional 2025 sixth-round pick. On November 12, he was placed on injured reserve.
Where Is William Jackson From?
Cornerback William Jackson was born on October 27, 1993, and grew up in Houston, Texas’ Fifth Ward, United States. He shares a home with his brother, three sisters, and three other people.
He went to Wheatley High School in the city, where he played football and was teammates with fellow NFL cornerback Xavien Howard.