Buffalo Bills cornerback Dane Jackson was immobilized and transported in an ambulance after suffering a neck injury in Monday’s 41-7 win.
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Dane Tyrez Jackson (born November 29, 1996) is an American football cornerback for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL).
|Born:||November 29, 1996
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school:||Cornell (Coraopolis, Pennsylvania)|
|NFL Draft:||2020 / Round: 7 / Pick: 239|
He played college football at Pittsburgh and was drafted by the Bills in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Jackson played high school football at Quaker Valley High School because the high school he attended, Cornell High School, did not have a football team. Jackson was an all-state basketball player for Cornell.
He committed to Pittsburgh on June 24, 2014, choosing the Panthers over Bowling Green and Duquesne.
He committed the day after then-Pitt coach Paul Chryst offered Jackson a scholarship after seeing him at a Pitt prospect camp.
Buffalo Bills cornerback Dane Jackson left tonight’s game against the Tennessee Titans after a scary collision.
Jackson was injured late in the first half when his head and neck snapped back after being hit by his teammate Tremaine Edmunds. Edmunds came in as Jackson was finishing up a tackle and accidentally blasted his teammate.
Jackson was eventually taken off the field on a stretcher, but the Bills said the third-year pro has movement in all extremities and is undergoing tests.
This is tremendous news for anyone who was watching the game and tweeted out prayers and well-wishes to Jackson after he went down.
Keep the good vibes coming. Hopefully Jackson escaped this collision without any serious repercussions.
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The Buffalo Bills selected Jackson in the seventh round with the 239th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Jackson signed a four-year, $3.376 million contract with the Bills on May 7, 2020. He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team on July 30, but was activated a week later.
Following injuries to cornerbacks Levi Wallace and Josh Norman, Jackson was elevated to the active roster on October 13, 2020, and reverted to the practice squad after the game.
He was elevated to the active roster on October 24 for the team’s week 7 game against the New York Jets, and reverted to the practice squad after the game.
Against the Jets, he finished with three tackles, two passes defensed, and one interception as the Bills won 18–10.
He was elevated again on October 31, November 7, November 14, and January 2, 2021, for the team’s weeks 8, 9, 10, and 17 games against the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals, and Miami Dolphins, and reverted to the practice squad after each game.
Dane Jackson neck injury
Buffalo Bills cornerback Dane Jackson was taken to hospital with an alarming-looking injury inflicted by a teammate as the Bills continued their strong start to the season with a dominant 41-7 win over the Tennessee Titans.
Jackson suffered the neck injury late in the first half of the Bills’ home game on Monday night.
Jackson was lying on the ground with his head up as he tackled the Titans’ Treylon Burks when the 25-year-old’s teammate, Tremaine Edmunds, barrelled in, head first, and missed his intended target.
The 6ft 5in, 250lbs linebacker’s helmet slammed into Jackson’s and sharply jerked back his head.
Surrounded by concerned teammates as he was treated by medical staff, Jackson was placed on to a stretcher and an ambulance drove on to the field to take him to hospital.
Edmunds was able to continue. The incident silenced a boisterous crowd at the Bills’ home opener, with television cameras showing some fans praying in the stands.
The team said that Jackson was taken to the Erie County Medical Center for a CT scan and X-ray and, in a positive sign, had “full movement in extremities”. Jackson, who hails from Pennsylvania, is in his third season with Buffalo, who picked him in the seventh round of the 2020 draft.
Dane Jackson signed a four-year, $3.376 million contract with the Bills on May 7, 2020. Jackson received an $81,304 signing bonus.
|Year||Basic Salary||Sign Bonus||Total Salary|
Dane Jackson has spent the Buffalo Bills’ virtual offseason at home, attending team meetings on videoconference calls while his mother, Joy Faulkner, ducks past the camera as she enters and leaves the house.
A 2020 seventh-round pick out of the University of Pittsburgh, the cornerback moved more than four times growing up and has appreciated the time at home before changing places again.
“I’m so tired of moving, I don’t even want to move my own self to Buffalo,” Jackson said with a laugh. “I’ve been moving all my life.”
The transient lifestyle dates to his time in high school, when he attended classes at one school but played football for another.
Jackson grew up in inner-city Pittsburgh and then moved roughly 30 minutes away to the small suburb of Coraopolis to attend Cornell High School.
He played one season at Cornell before the school’s football team folded and merged with nearby Quaker Valley High School in Leetsdale, Pennsylvania.
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