Beyond the Jersey: Jarrod “Bam” Jackson and his family


This past weekend, Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns defeated New Mexico State 66-38.  
It was a blowout, but one player made the catch of the game, a one-handed dive into the end zone wide receiver Jarrod Jackson.

Jackson otherwise known as “Bam” says his family is what got him to where he is today. 

 “It takes a village to raise a child and I’m very grateful for my village,” he says.

Jackson was an only child growing up. 

But he never felt alone.

With a big extended family, Jackson thanks every single one of them for his success today.

“They made me who I am today. They made me respectful they made me learn how to speak to people how to be nice and how to encourage people and you know, i love my family,” Jackson says.

The junior wide receiver only started in one game last season, but that didn’t stop him from reaching for the stars. 

“If you don’t like what you got to do if you love what you got to do you always give it the effort,” Jackson says.

That was something he learned early on from his family.

But it isn’t just those that are blood-related. 

Jackson considers everyone on the roster for the Ragin’ Cajuns his family

“Those guys are my brothers. in that locker room, all 150 of them. I have a lot of brothers, that’s my people I’m going to ride with them no matter what,” he says.

” Bam” Jackson and the rest of his Ragin’ Cajun family will hit the road to take on Appalachian State in their next matchup.

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