Former Nevada running back Don Jackson signs with CFL's Tiger-Cats

Don Jackson
Nevada alum Don Jackson has signed a deal with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. (CFL)

Former Nevada running back Don Jackson is moving from Calgary to Hamilton.

After two seasons with the Calgary Stampeders, the CFL standout has signed a deal with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, it was announced Tuesday.

The 26-year-old appeared in 20 games, including 19 starts, the last two seasons in Calgary. He rushed for 1,170 yards on 218 carries (5.4 yards per carry) and five touchdowns while added 44 reception for 300 yards. The 5-10, 205-pound Sacramento native was a member of Calgary’s 2018 Grey Cup championship team.

Jackson spent two seasons with the NFL's Green Bay Packers and appeared in three games in 2016, rushing for 32 yards on 10 carries.

After a year of junior-college ball, Jackson played three seasons for Nevada and rushed for 2,370 yards and 19 touchdowns, averaging 4.5 yards per carry. He also caught 23 passes for 269 yards. Jackson rushed for 1,079 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior in 2015.

Fellow ex-Nevada players WR Lemar Durant (BC Lions), QB Cody Fajardo (Saskatchewan Roughriders) and DE Lenny Jones (Calgary Stampeders) also are on CFL teams.

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