Bucs Beat

Rick Stroud, Joe Smith and Greg Auman

Meet Dexter Jackson

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Jackson_2 Receiver Appalachian State 5-9, 182

Highlights/stats

Made the cover of Sports Illustrated after helping Appalachian State upset Michigan 34-32 last season. … Had three catches for 92 yards and two touchdowns, including a 68-yarder, against the Wolverines. … Finished his career with 3,415 all-purpose yards, averaging nearly 14 yards every time he touched the ball.

THE VERDICT

Look at it this way: The last Bucs player named Dexter Jackson was their only Super Bowl MVP. "That's wild," the newest Jackson said. Jackson compares somewhat favorably with Cal's DeSean Jackson, who went nine picks earlier (at No. 49) to Philadelphia. He will pay immediate dividends as a kick returner and eventually will be used as a slot receiver. His 4.35 speed in the 40-yard dash is what the Bucs sought.

(AP photo. Click to enlarge.)

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:01pm]

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