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Friday, March 8, 2019

T-JACK RETIRES A RIDER

REGINA - Defensive back/kick-returner Tristan Jackson signed a one-day contact with Saskatchewan on Thursday to retire as a Roughrider.

Jackson spent five of his nine CFL seasons with Saskatchewan, winning a Grey Cup with the franchise in 2013. Jackson began his Canadian career with the Edmonton Eskimos in 2008 and also played with the Ottawa Redblacks (2016).

“I want to congratulate Tristan Jackson on an outstanding nine-year CFL career,'' Jeremy O'Day, Saskatchewan's vice-president of football operations/GM, said in a statement. “T-Jack was a great teammate.

“He came to work every day and gave you everything he had, which contributed to the longevity and the consistency throughout his career.''

Jackson appeared in 75 career games with Saskathcewan and stands second in club history in in kickoff returns (146) and kickoff return yards (3,435).

Jackson also has the longest field-goal return in club history at 129 yards (for a TD).

Over his career, Jackson ranks second in kickoff return yards (6,478) and fifth overall in total return yards (10,868) all-time.

“I humbly announce my retirement from the Canadian Football League in order to officially close the final chapter of my career,'' Jackson said. “I want to thank the Edmonton Eskimos, Saskatchewan Roughriders and Ottawa Redblacks for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this great league for nine seasons.

“I also want to thank fans across the league, especially Rider Nation, for their support. I will never forget it.''

(Canadian Press)

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

this is news?

IMAGIRL said...

He has to be one of the fastest men I have ever seen on a football field!

I still remember him catching up to a running receiver, and it looked like the receiver was standing still. He swatted the ball out of the receiver's hands, another DB caught it, and back the ball went.

Thanks for that!

IMAGIRL

Randolph Charles said...

He was pure energy and excitement every time he secured the ball for a return. It's nice that he signed the one day contract with the Roughriders. Good luck with your future endeavors Tristan.

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised he didn't sign a one day contract and retire with the Eskimos. His first years in Edmonton were his best and he always talked about how much he loved playing there.

Rudyman said...

He Made every kickoff and punt return he was on, sitting on the edge of your seat kinda of plays.

Thanks you T.J.

Anonymous said...

Post the link too your 129 yard TD return call Roddy...

DOWN THE SIDELINES HE GOES...TAKE THAT....THAT JUST HAPPENED

Anonymous said...

It appears an Eskimo fan’s nose is out of joint. Boo hoo, poor baby 😢😢😢🥵

Anonymous said...

TJ was an electrifying player,fast and shifty capable of breaking it long every time he touched the ball.

Anonymous said...

Don’t understand why he wants to retire a rider either, d oesn’t make sense, If he played most of his career in edmonton , that’s where you think he’d retire ? Maybe I missed something.

Anonymous said...

He played 3 seasons in edmonton and 5 seasons with the riders.. how is that most of his career in Edmonton lol obviously you failed basic math.

Anonymous said...

It’s Edmonton...

Helix said...

The Grey Cup win and
Rider Nation.

Anonymous said...

you missed the fact he didn't play most of his career in Edmonton. He played five seasons in SK, three in Edmonton and one in Ottawa.

Won a Grey Cup with Riders.

You know, the article lays most of this out if you READ IT!

Bill Salloum said...

He didn't play "most" of his career in Edmonton. As the story indicates, 5 of 9 seasons were with the Riders and he was one of the best returners in club history.

I think it says a lot that fans of more than one team wants to lay claim to him. Good on him.