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Jackson Jeffcoat remembers his Buffalo days

Posted by Chris Brown on February 22, 2014 – 2:25 pm

Texas DE Jackson Jeffcoat was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, but remembers the time he spent in Buffalo as a youth.

Jeffcoat is the son of former NFL DL Jim Jeffcoat, who enjoyed a 15-year career that concluded with the Bills. From 1995-1997 Jeffcoat was a rotational defensive end for Buffalo, appeared in 39 games and logged eight sacks playing alongside the likes of Bruce Smith, Phil Hansen and Ted Washington.

His son Jackson, who projects as a third round pick, led the Longhorns in tackles last season with 86 tackles (the most of any DL in the FBS in 2013), tackles for loss (22) and sacks (13).

Jackson was pretty young so he doesn’t remember a whole lot about his dad’s career.

“I remember little glimpses of the Super Bowl (when dad played for Dallas), in ’94 and then Buffalo,” said Jeffcoat.

While his dad was playing in Buffalo he moved the family up to Western New York during the season.

“We lived in Buffalo for six months and then came back to Dallas for six months,” said the junior Jeffcoat. “I was five, six and seven-years old for those three seasons. We lived right by Ralph Wilson Stadium and we walked to it one time for a game.”

Jackson at 6’4” and 250 pounds projects to more of a stand up pass rusher or outside linebacker in a 3-4 system.

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