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Rob Jackson | Average to Savage EP20

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This is the twentieth episode of the Average to Savage podcast featuring former NFL player Rob Jackson. Paul Guarino talked with Rob Jackson discussing his time growing up in West Haven, his football career starting from junior college to Kansas St to getting drafted by the Washington Redskins, and post football career turning into a businessman. Follow Rob Jackson twitter.com/RobJax50 facebook.com/RobJax50 Powered by Ora Organic oraorganic.grsm.io/PGSports

This is the average to savage podcast with Paul Garno, everyone in anyone, athletes, Setts and much more. WHAT'S UP FOR EVERYBODY? On back for another episode average of savage. Got Another special guest today, former NFL player Rob Jackson. Rob, what's up? Yeah, yeah, for sure. I had to get you on. So could you just tell the listeners a little about yourself? Transferred Beer, went to Canada state, graduated Nada State, got drafted seven round for six years and Gotcha. Yeah, well, let's like break all that down now. So when did you start playing football in high school? Basketball, okay, so football, because of my peers try to Gotcha. What was that like? Go that was was that like a learning curve, because you had to like learn the rules and stuff? Right, those guys him that. I did see myself as far as the football, yeah, tell me all the time, but I didn't really see the petition of myself that they saw. Yeah, how big or small were you like freshman here high school? All right, I got, yeah, you're already grown right there, freshman. So what was it like growing up in my saving and planned for coach McCarthy, you want neighborhood opportunity to do any and everything that I wanted. Sports was my way out. Yeah,...

...for sure. Yeah, I think just growing up in my saving with the diversity you have, I think that's a sens apart from other people. And so two thousand and two you guys went on, you were and you won the State Championship. So what was that season like? Love we had for each but I think the the file fire knights we had. Yeah, US. I remember the championship game, but we came together. We had to describe important than yeah, for sure, and I think, if I'm not mistaken, like I'm pretty sure I was there, but I was, I was, I was going. So I don't really remember, but I think I was at the game, which is pretty crazy. Yeah, for sure. And coming out of high school or during high school, like, what was the recruiting process like for you? was kind overwhelming, you know, because I didn't have any direction and you know, I haven't spoke to anybody that's going to the same thing that I have. Only had to listen to us, you know, coach magic will say, and those guys really didn't know what the good here. Make sure that care of us. So we syracuse. Who Else was recruiting? You out of high school at School of the all Burns of Indiana. It was a it was Florida sort of state.

Was Cleston or do but I mean it came down for it because, you know, I still Michael Head who at the time. So my grades weren't even though we're in there basically need to be. Yeah. So, when all that was said done, college schools that accepted these or know you was kind of yeah, academic side and for sure. So what? So what happened with Syracuse and how did you end up going to junior college of Fort Scotty? was they had a good relationship with one of the head coach up there. For Scott that was going to be his first year coach up the course. So you know what they was me with him and they were going to take care of because that year and that finish year got my grades of the graduated there. I report back to searchus. My first year. You had a great year in your minds. My first year, HYP G YEAR WITH A K appreciated all American the following year, but coach his death on that private originally they had got fired. Okay, so once that happened, you know, cree sort of speaking I still you know, I didn't. I wasn't committed to anybody. I didn't have to go, I didn't have to report back to anybody, so I was pretty much able going where I wanted to. Gotcha, and I know you played tight in high school, but then I was just doing some research I saw that you played in June junior college too. So how'd that come about? It as one a lot of people to NFL that played a conference prior to there and you know. So our tight was, you know, wasn't that good at the time of the hey do over here because of it. I mean I can both needed have had there. So okay, so what about it? I play both ways better. Did well position, but after a while I started king when I was coming in. You know it was going to be a pass to some type of something, because you know, the town on our team was that good. So we may know where I was, where I was saying. Something going to happen. You know, soccused much. So you will meet me a successful at that tid position initially when I first first started, you know, and you know they didn't know going in that tighten. Gotcha, and I know you watch last chance. You so and they went to a Kansas school this year and dependence. So do you think they portrayed...

...the lifestyle of Juco accurately to go to class? And that's how did you know, I mean early morning in the middle of nowhere, to look at this from anywhere those two successfully? Yeah, for sure. So was it like the stores were like miles away from you? To go to the grocery store and stuff like that, was like going to like a store? Was it like miles away from you, like at Community College, only from every so if, last chance, you was around, like when you were playing Juco, would you want? Would you want to be on the show of money for school? So it's kind to think that it's hard to grasp the idea of how hard it was going through both practices and those games and stuff. I mean Saturday was the best of so much, because Saturday like fun the whole pros. If for sure, I mean just me watching it. I'm just like sometimes when I see like just the landscape, I'm just like wow, it's just like, like you said, a whole different world out there in the middle of nowhere. And so coming out of Juco, what new offers did you get? Actually believe it about those. But I mean I had had school because I was if I graduated, the problems, and...

...you know that was limited to the school that accept the team and things like that, and one of them the worst part of Canadas and the stars, you know. So you time, you know, I said I've already been in canvas. I would have to travel anymore. Yeah, yeah, for sure. I Know Bill Snyder was the coach like before you got there. So was he in your recruiting process to get you there before you retired? Okayed, the boys all people that they had informed they tired. It's just as it's us, because new staff. You know, we would like to for you and still up there for sure. So overall, what was your experience like at Canada State? And I know you played with the likes of like Josh Freeman and Jordy Nelson Years Summer and tell myself, I was like, guys are paying whatever campus for sure. And when did you know you had the chance to go to the NFL? We were still in for three was still a Rustian coming up age. So you know, that's that started calling. You know, I started saying protecting you stuff. That's hard, but yeah, yeah, you know, kind of at home, like okay,...

...you know, this is what I've been working for. You know, I've been I've been put to the test, you know, for this reason. You know what I mean. But you know, after much year we switched the deference went to four. Yeah, you know, I I the outside right back. So it was kind of this kind of hard for me to make the make a play that I did know my here coming off the edge. Yeah, so you know that after that, you know, if that's why it up, you know where I up frustrating. It was supposed to be makeup and you know my ability and keep weight. But maybe the defensive that I made you put that those going to take a just quit every game. Yeah, yeah, for sure. And did you ever get to line up at tight end that canvas? Or now I didn't shole team. So it's two thousand and eight and it's draft a. What was that like? I wasn't even know. I wasn't even like. Gotcha. So did any team? Did you talk to any teams or work out for any teams before the draft? So the whole time and they would be aidee. Gotcha. Gotcha. So yeah, so what was that like? Getting drafted? In the seventh round by the Redskins, and I guess obviously you were surprised at the red skins pick you. Eventually and physically and things right, that just me able to get there as here. Yeah, like a I got there. Considering my position in how I felt about the whole situation, I still was able to make it so. The people say the hardest part is getting are staying here. Yeah, for sure. Yeah, so being like...

...a seventh round pick, did that leave a chip on your shoulder, you know what I mean? which was good. It was good that didn't realize football game, because you know what's been going as hard and I want to be able to stay around and you know, they're not paying you to pay you the best guys on the field. For me, you know, a long time ago into a shot just, you know, showing up every day practicing hard. I was going that I always had a chance, that had shot to play act of it to after, you know, until I was here for you know amount of years. Yeah, definitely. I mean I said, I think sometimes it's it's good not to know everything, and so the first couple of years you're back and forth like practice squad, active roster and then I say like two thousand and eleven, two thousand and twelve, or like your breakout years. So give me like a walk of like you're grind from my pretty much like practice squad is. Eventually you became a starter, I'se. Plays I made the things that I did because I've been doing it for so long and get recognition. That was the hard teammates and my peers and everybody for years. And what was it your what was that moment like when you picked off Tony Romo to win any NFCAST? was you from the inside with what did yeah, for sure. Oh Yeah, did you know that you were pretty much the longest active player from the two thousand and eight drafty class of the Redskins? So so that, yeah, it's crazy.

Yeasts only hold you back so far, but if you stick to your mind, still get stuck. Done for sure. So you hit free agency in two thousand and fourteen and I know the eagles on the raiders were looking at you, but you resigned with the redskins. So how did you make that decision? Was No longer with the agency, and so he was supposed to stick. He was telling me that he was happy that he wasn't peoples for me, son the resident, because I almost had he wasn't. He gotcha. So so you never visited. The Eagles are the raiders. It's crazy. I just remember on twitter it was like all over the place. Yeah, that's crazy. In the raiders thing, I thought it was pretty interesting because I know that the late Tony Sperano is the head coach there and see Morris playing. So it would have been a crazy west aven reunion over there. It's crazy. So yeah, that's yet. That's some breaking news right there for years later. So after, after that, you got released and then what happened? Like no teams contact you, or you just decided to retire, what not. Still kind of put my life on a hole and you know the the adre that time went. At the time it was good to still goal line because my original agency, but it was it was the Adela, the guy that was with her with the agency. Yeah, we're here is, we're hearing that, we're hearing this, hearing that, and you know, after year and a half, but we just put my life on a hole. You know, I decided to go on about my life. You know, and in prior prior to me, prior to me any my career. You know, I have as I win, I wait...

...business with one of a good friend of mine, Jonathan Right, and he and it's a it's a herb flosing store. Last burshop up still. You know, we had that, we had that going on prior to me not playing anymore. So so once once time, once I made in my mind figured that I was going to stop doing that. You know, I just went all hands on with that. And happening was in Pusmall, because then we went on to opens another one in but Nasketball, and you know we're still building on that and you know, I just I just want to, I just want to with my life starts for another other certain of become because I'm losing money sitting around working out, you know, trying to trying to hope that's picked up, and I was sitting losing money on they had the income. Yeah, went about doing that and that's why you have felt and I'm coaching high school football at Bishible CARODOC is in an alley Virginia and I'm I'm a huge investors in this. The flipping house. Flipping House in Business and DC in Baltimore a huge projects sold to the hospital. So I mean I'm I'm just living my life. Your Business, Your Business, rob now. So what's it? What's it like running the business now? And would you say playing football is harder or run the business foot you just worried about other aspects of it. Know all the business aspects of it and you guys are employee that you have to worry about. You have and sometimes you have to hold your hands and it's more for sure. And I know you said you're a coach and high school. Would you ever want to coach like college or in the NFL? There every year, whether I have to move somewhere or whether I have to you know where I would be the following year. So as far as that goes, I'm happy with just being able to plan for my future, know where I'm going to be next year. You know, at the pole was to run the coach. You know, have you not known to be fired and you do have to find a job, you have to relocate, and you know, I'm done with that asket of my life right now. So right now I like the idea of being a play and being able to you know where I'm going to be in the next year for sure, and I know you have a son. Are you going to let him play football? He wants to play football, he wants to surgery. A hundred percent injury rate playing football. I want, you know,...

...surgeries. Already know what I mean. Yeah, definitely. If you want to learn and you want to play football's I mean you'll have to learn, try for sure. And I just started watching snoop on Netflix and these kids are like I don't know, I don't know how old they are, but they're some of them were like really small and I'm just like it's like kind of painful to watch, like when they're getting like hit in like injured, and it's like they're like too young to be playing tackle. Football is not even really fully developed around, yeah, because that's play so late. I started playing in high school. So yeah, it's pretty yeah, for sure. So going on some political stuff, what is your take on the Washington redskins named? Do you think they should change the Redskins name or keep it? Than for so long and now society to be sensitive a volume, but they don't want to be sensitive about and I don't think it's a big offensive. And how I fell about things. Yeah, for sure. You're still a redskins fan today. Right. So what's your what's your take on Colin Kaepernick and kneeling for the anthem and all the other players and then now banding it and all this stuff going on? Whatever. Appreciate a personally. It's not mean that much to me and the person or would do me. But there for sure. And I think the craziest part, I don't know if you heard about it, like you know Michael Kendricks, so you got called...

...for like insider trading and then he got caught by the browns and then the next week Seattle signs of many plays. So like this guy's getting in like actual, like legal trouble. He plays in like Colin Kaepernick doesn't get signed. Oh Yeah, yeah, and you know what I mean. Definitely. I mean, like I think it's even more hilarious about the Nike Adam. People are getting upset about it, but it's like they media said, like hop protesting on the field and do it off the field and then people are being they do it off the field and people are still being Cret for sure. So you ready for some fun questions? All right, if you're on if you're on a deserted island, who are three people. You take. Yeah, who are you surviving with? The time or whatever? My girlfriend, or I mean, yeah, yes, you got to bring your kids. There you go. All right. Who would be on your Mount Rushmore of say, I guess linebacker defense events. Top Four, top for we go. Top Five, like the top five better, like, okay, okay, that's cool. You. Yeah, definitely. How about this one? Favorite West restaurants? Yeah, I think you're talking about all. You're...

...talking about pops. Yeah, yeah, close down. Yeah, I'm pretty sure. What about what's on your playlist right now? So far behind him us, right now, you got you, you just put it on shuffle. Right. I got a lot of people saying they just put it on shuffle. I got it. I gotta send you the yeah, for sure, I gotta send you. I just dropped the PG sports mixtape. I got some rappers to sing about songs based on my t shirt designs, for sure. And last but not least, where could people find you? On Social Media? Well, account even though, social media together, because if I had it, you know, I have no choice but just look at it stuff like that. But yeah, facebook. Yeah, I also got my my snapchat, James J R. Y. All right, well, I appreciate you coming on and best of luck with the business and coaching. I'll see it.

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