Rochester's Roots: NFL wide receiver T.J. Jackson

February 19, 2019 09:56 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- News10NBC celebrates Black History Month by honoring people and places that have paved the way for many in the Rochester area. 

Trenton James "T.J." Jackson was one of the nation's top sprinters in the early 1960s.


He graduated from Rochester's Franklin High School and was a member of the 1964 US Olympic team in the 100-meter dash. 

Jackson went on to play in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins.

He taught and coached in the Rochester City School District for more than 30 years.


Jazz Williams

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