Robert Jackson (American football coach)

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Robert Jackson
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1921-10-26)October 26, 1921
Mineral, Virginia
Died April 14, 2010(2010-04-14) (aged 88)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Playing career
1940s North Carolina A&T
1950–1951 New York Giants
Position(s) Fullback, linebacker
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1953–1957 Johnson C. Smith
1963–1964 Shaw
1977 North Carolina Central
Head coaching record
Overall 17–42–4

Robert Herman "Stonewall" Jackson (October 26, 1921 – March 14, 2010) was an American football player and coach. He first served his country in World War II, and returned home to enroll in North Carolina A&T State University from 1946 to 1950. Jackson played fullback and linebacker at North Carolina A&T. He is the first HBCU alumnus to be drafted by a National Football League (NFL) team when he was selected by the New York Giants in the 16th round (202nd overall) of the 1950 NFL Draft. After his two-year stint in the NFL, Jackson obtained his master's degree at Springfield College. He devoted over 40 years of his life to coaching and developing competitive student athletes. Even though Jackson spent most of his career at North Carolina Central University, he also coached football, basketball, track, and tennis at Johnson C. Smith University, St. Augustine's University, Shaw University, and Texas Southern University. He also served as a faculty member, trainer, and equipment manager at some of these institutions.

Jackson died on March 14, 2010 at Capital Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.[1]


  1. ^ "Robert Jackson (1921 - 2010)"., Inc. Retrieved January 7, 2011. 

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