April 23, 2005

Vincent Jackson Selected in 2nd Round of NFL Draft by San Diego Chargers

Former University of Northern Colorado wide receiver Vincent Jackson became the school's highest drafted player in the National Football League on Saturday when the San Diego Chargers selected him in the second round.

Jackson was the 61st player taken in the draft. The highest previous round a UNC player had been drafted was the fourth round when the Pittsburgh Steelers picked Aaron Smith in the 1999 draft.

ALL-TIME UNC PLAYERS PICKED IN THE NFL DRAFT
1938 - Frank Barnhart, 10th Round, 87th pick, Green Bay Packers
1968 - Mike Tomasini, 10th Round, 248th pick, Atlanta Falcons
1972 - Greg Kucera, 5th Round, 128th pick, Cleveland Browns
1973 - Darrell Vaughn, 10th Round, 235th pick, Houston Oilers
1977 - David Stalls, 7th Round, 191st pick, Dallas Cowboys
1978 - Bill Kenney, 12th Round, 333rd pick, Miami Dolphins
1991 - Frank Wainright, 8th Round, 210th pick, New Orleans Saints
1997 - Tony Ramirez, 6th Round, 168th pick, Detroit Lions
1999 - Aaron Smith, 4th Round, 109th pick, Pittsburgh Steelers
2005 - Vincent Jackson, 2nd Round, 61st pick, San Diego Chargers