Los Angeles, CA (December 9th, 2015)— The LA KISS continue to add veteran leaders to their 2016 roster, today they welcome wide receiver, Amarri Jackson. Jackson looks to solidify and add versatility to the receiving core of the LA KISS.
“Jackson is one of the most dynamic players in this league,” said Head Coach, Omarr Smith. “His size, speed and athletic prowess makes him a matchup nightmare for the opposing defensive backs. Jackson has great character and personality, on and off the field. If he does what I know he’s capable of doing, he can be a difference maker for our team.”
Jackson (6’4”, 220 lbs, University of South Florida), is bringing 5 years of AFL experience to the LA KISS. Jackson entered the AFL in 2011 and immediately became known as one of the most explosive players in the league. During his rookie season, he tied the Tampa Bay Storm’s single-season record with 125 receptions, while also racking up 1,619 receiving yards and hauling in 35 touchdowns. Most recently, in 2015, Jackson played for the Cleveland Gladiators where he assumed the role of primary kick returner. He thrived in this role, totaling 1,532 kick return yards (20.7 yards per return) and 3 kick return touchdowns.
Jackson has caught 488 passes for 5,478 yards and 109 touchdowns in his career. From 2008 through 2010, Jackson was brought into NFL and CFL training camps. He was brought in by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2008, 2009) and then joined the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL) in 2010. Although, Jackson never made the final roster, he gained valuable experience and picked up many leadership skills.
The Sarasota, FL native, played collegiately at the University of South Florida from 2005 to 2007. He played in 31 games with the Bulls, catching 70 passes for 891 yards and five touchdowns.
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