AMES, Iowa (KTIV) — Fred Jackson was a league MVP for the Sioux City Bandits in 2005 He went on to a nine-year career in the NFL and ranks third on the Buffalo Bills rushing list.
After gaining over 10,000 total yards in the NFL, Jackson is still competing. He’s back in Iowa to compete at the USA Track and Field Masters Championship in Ames.
“Football was just absolutely amazing,” said Jackson. “To come from Coe College and end up in the NFL, start at a late age, I was a 25-year-old rookie, and to still get ten years in, it’s something I’m extremely proud of. I sit back and I reflect on it all the time. I miss it. I miss getting up and competing that way, going to practice and competing like that. But any time you can fulfill it by coming out here and doing stuff like this, it’s always fun to be a part of.”
Jackson is competing in the 200 meters, the 400 meters and the long jump. Jackson is 38-years-old.