Ravens newcomer

August 05, 1998|By Eduardo A. Encina

Alfred Jackson

Position: Cornerback

Height: 6-0

Weight: 183

Age: 31

College: San Diego State

Highlights: Acquired by the Ravens as a free agent in February after an all-star season as a receiver in the CFL last year when he caught 79 passes for 1,322 yards and 10 touchdowns for the British Columbia Lions. Played corner for the Vikings in 1995 and '96. In 1996, had career highs in tackles (25), passes broken up (5) and interceptions (2). Played 1993 and '94 in the CFL at both corner and receiver, helping the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to the Grey Cup in 1993.

Favorite food: Soul food

Favorite TV show: "Martin"

Favorite movie: "Scarface"

Memorable pro moment: As a rookie in 1989, when playing for the Rams, Jackson played in the NFC championship game against the 49ers. "It was just an amazing atmosphere, going up against guys like Joe Montana and Jerry Rice. Just that made me get caught up in it all."

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