Pittsford, NY (WKBW) The Buffalo Bills have inked a new contract for fan favorite Fred Jackson.
Jackson, a team co-captain, signed the new agreement this afternoon before taking the practice field at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford. He told Eyewitness Sports anchor Shawn Stepner the deal is a one-year extension worth $2.6 million.
At 33 years old, the veteran running back is one of the more senior members of the Bills roster, but his numbers show a player at the height of his career. Jackson finished last season with a career-high nine rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown. He also set a single-season career high with 47 receptions.
Fred Jackson is one of less than a dozen players on a current NFL active roster to come from an NCAA Division III football program. He played college ball at Coe College in Iowa. He started his professional career in the National Indoor Football League, playing for the Sioux City Bandits. He eventually advanced to play in NFL Europe on the Rhein Fire roster in 2006.
Jackson signed with the Buffalo Bills that year and has never played for another NFL team.