Former Alabama DB Eddie Jackson Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week
It has been a good week for the Alabama Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa after defeating the Tennessee Volunteers, but it was also a good week for the Crimson Tide on a professional level.
From Mark Ingram for the New Orleans Saints, Amari Cooper for the Oakland Raiders, and O.J Howard for the Tampa Bay Bucs among others, the Crimson Tide has been dominating the NFL fields this season.
One name being recognized this week is rookie safety Eddie Jackson for the Chicago Bears and his two defensive touchdowns in the Bears 17-3 win over the Carolina Panthers. Jackson pick-6 and fumble return touchdown not only gave the team the win, but helped Jackson be the second rookie safety in NFL history to be named defensive player of the week.
The fourth round pick made a name for himself at Alabama, but now his play on the field has made in a household name on national scale.
The praise from a national level is good, but when you get praise from your former teammates, that's has to be a good feeling for the young rookie with setbacks in his college career due to injuries.
If there is any question of how Alabama can make it in the pros, look no further than Eddie Jackson's story. Jackson hopes to continue his defensive dominance as the Chicago Bears travel to New Orleans to play the Saints this Sunday.