It has been one heck of a month for Foster senior wide receiver Cody Jackson. He was named an All-American, he showed up on ESPN and signed with the University of Oklahoma.
“It’s really a blessing,” Jackson said. “It’s all a dream come true.”
Jackson was honored by the All-American Bowl as a selectee with a virtual jersey presentation at the start of December.
Jackson was selected by the All-American Bowl Selection Committee, consisting of the All-American Bowl and 247Sports. Only 100 football players receive the honor of putting on the All-American Bowl jersey each year.
“That is very special,” Jackson said. “My dad and I have talked about that since I was little: Be an all-American. And I was like, ‘I got you.’
Jackson was featured on NBC Sports, putting on his All-American Bowl jersey at his home.
The Falcons wide receiver will be celebrated as part of a two-hour special “All-American Bowl: Declaration Day” honoring each of this year’s 100 All-Americans on Saturday, Jan. 2, on NBC, instead of an actual game being played in 2021.
Two weeks later, Jackson went from a national audience on NBC Sports to ESPN. The Foster wide receiver was featured on the Sunday NFL Countdown segment “Mossed!” A weekly segment hosted by NFL Hall of Famer Randy Moss that features wide receivers making miraculous catches for defenders.
The game that Jackson was featured in was the Falcons’ 49-7 bi-district playoff win over Goose Creek Memorial.
On the first play of the second quarter, Falcons senior quarterback Philip Amy pump-faked once and threw the ball up to the back of the end zone. Jackson jumped up, caught the ball over the outstretched arms of a Goose Creek Memorial defender, and tapped his toes in bounds before falling out of the end zone.
“That ain’t nobody but Cody Jackson, great play boy,” Moss said.
Jackson had five catches for 86 yards and two touchdowns in the victory over Goose Creek Memorial.
“Being on ‘Mossed’ was really like a dream,” Jackson said. “My parents and I always talk about it and watch it on ESPN each week.
“Everyone was really excited when I was on it.”
Jackson finished his tremendous month with his signing to the University of Oklahoma. Jackson, a four-star wide receiver, joins a top-10 recruiting class for the Sooners.