You may remember Tyree Jackson from his time with the UB Bulls.  He made it to the NFL, but he will be sitting out for awhile after getting injured at training camp.

Jackson was a standout at UB.  He was named MAC Offensive Player of the Year and lead the Bulls to a 10–4 season, a MAC East division title and a bowl game appearance.  His 6'8" frame and incredibly strong arm made him a perfect candidate for the NFL Draft.

Somehow he went undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft, but was signed by the Bills as an undrafted free agent.  He never made the 53 man roster though.  He was waived during the final cuts.

In 2020 Jackson played in the XFL for the DC Defenders behind Cardale Jones (another former Buffalo Bill).

This past January he took a different route to the NFL.  He signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as a Tight End.  Things have been looking good for him too.  At 6'8" he makes a pretty big target.  According to The Athletic, he led the Eagles in targets and had two catches for 32 yards in the preseason opener

His dreams are being put on hold once again though after an injury that will keep him out for 8-10 weeks.  The bad news is that it's a fractured back that will keep him on the sidelines.  The good news is that he will not need surgery.

It happened during practice.  Evidently he went down hard.  Fans in Philly are obviously disappointed after what was looking like an incredible start for Jackson.  If we've learned anything from him though, it's to never count him out.  He'll be back.

 

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