One of the most unfortunate ocurrances of the 2016 season in the SEC was when Eddie Jackson broke his leg against Texas A&M.
He still managed an interception and 24 tackles his senior season, but it wasn’t near the six interceptions he had in 2015.
The Bears decided to give him a shot when they took him in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Sunday it paid off with an interception and fumble return of 75-plus yards. It turns out that’s an NFL record.
Former Alabama safety Eddie Jackson is now the first player in NFL history with multiple 75+ yard defensive TD returns in the same game. pic.twitter.com/vdN6aZcZIk
— 247Sports (@247Sports) October 22, 2017
Here’s some of what Jackson had to say after the game.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) October 22, 2017
The interceptions should come as no surpise to Alabama fans. He owns the Crimson Tide’s record for career interception return yards with 303 accumulated over nine interceptions.