Mr. Roger Jackson
Mr. Roger Jackson is a 1982 graduate of Bethune-Cookman University. Hailing from Macon, Georgia, Mr. Jackson graduated from Central High School in 1977, where he lettered three times in football and track.
Once at B-CU, Mr. Jackson lettered two years in track, as a long jumper, and was a four-year starter in football, serving as team captain his senior year. He earned his degree in physical education and held the highest GPA on the football team.
Upon graduating, Mr. Jackson was selected to play in the National Football League for the Denver Broncos, where he held the position of defensive back. Signed as a rookie free agent by Denver in 1982, Jackson played 53 games over five seasons with the Broncos. In 1983, he started in three games and recorded 56 tackles, an interception and a sack to help Denver to its first playoff appearance since 1979. In 1984, he played for Denver’s AFC West Title team. In 1987, Jackson helped the Broncos advance to Super Bowl XXII.
Mr. Jackson retired from playing for Denver in 1997, but continued his career with the National Football League as a scout with the Denver Broncos, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Minnesota Vikings. In 18 seasons as either a player or scout in the NFL, Roger Jackson has been associated with teams that have made the playoffs 11 times, including six division winners. He made five trips to the AFC or NFC Championship Games and one Super Bowl appearance. During his 1990-91 scouting season with Denver, the Broncos won the AFC West crown with a 12-4 record and advanced to the conference championship game. During his 1993 scouting season with Kansas City, the Chiefs went 10-6 both seasons and won the division title before losing the AFC Championship Game. In 1994, he continued his scouting career with the Minnesota Vikings.
Always having the desire to give back to the community, Mr. Jackson founded Motivating Youth Foundation, Inc. (MOYO) after Bibb County Board of Education closed 13 after- school programs in January 2009 due to funding. MOYO opened its doors in February 2009 to the many children and families of Bibb County. Part of Mr. Jackson’s mission is to provide love, respect, discipline and education. Presently, as the Founder and Executive Director of MOYO, Mr. Jackson provides services to Bibb County’s children in grades K–12 in an after school tutorial program, a summer tutorial program and a summer football camp. He enjoys devoting his time and heart to the well-being of children so that they may be able to achieve the “very best” that’s within them in life. He instills in each child that “you can do and be anything you want to regardless of the situation”.