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Russ Jackson (born December 12, 1936) is a former professional Canadian football player. He played quarterback and defensive back for the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League (CFL) from 1958 to 1969 and was the Grey Cup Most Valuable Player three times. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1973.
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Jackson was a multi-sport star in high school. He originally wanted to play baseball, but after being cut from the junior team he turned his attention to football. Jackson began his CFL career with the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1958. He quickly established himself as one of the league’s top quarterbacks and helped lead the team to three Grey Cup championships.
Jackson was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player in 1963 and 1966. He was also named the Grey Cup MVP three times, in 1960, 1968, and 1969. Jackson retired from football after the 1969 season, but returned to play one final season with the Rough Riders in 1972. He retired for good after the season and was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1973.
Jackson’s career statistics include 21,220 passing yards and 173 touchdown passes. He also rushed for 3,219 yards and 39 touchdowns. His number 12 jersey is retired by the Ottawa Rough Riders.
Jackson has been married twice and has four children. He currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario.
|Full Name||Russ Jackson|
|Awards||Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy, CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award, CFL's Most Outstanding Player Award, Grey Cup Most Valuable Player, Lou Marsh Trophy|
|Love's Labour's Lost||2000||text consultant - as Dr. Russell Jackson|
|Shakespeare in Love||1998||text consultant|
|Hamlet||1996||text consultant - as Dr. Russell Jackson|
|Much Ado About Nothing||1993||text consultant - as Dr. Russell Jackson|
|Henry V||1989||technical advisor|
|Food Network Star||2013||TV Series||Himself - Contestant|
|Iron Chef America: The Series||2013||TV Series||Himself - ICA Challenger Chef|
|Make Me a Tory||2007||TV Short documentary||Himself|
|Greatest Ever Romantic Movies||2007||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Professor of Drama - Birmingham University|
|Hamlet: A Critical Guide||1997||Video documentary short||Himself - Academic Expert|
|Othello: A Critical Guide||1997||Video documentary short||Himself - Academic Expert|
|Romeo and Juliet: A Critical Guide||1997||Video documentary short||Himself - Academic|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia