Former Coral Springs Charter Wide Receiver Makes Top Play on ESPN SportsCenter

{Washington State Football}

By: Matt Rothman 

Former Coral Springs Charter standout wide receiver Calvin Jackson Jr. made arguably one the best catches in college football this season and was awarded the number one play on ESPN SportsCenter Sunday morning.

Jackson, a 2016 alumnus of Coral Springs Charter, plays with the Washington State University team as a graduate student.

In the game on Saturday, Jackson scored an incredible one-handed touchdown in the corner of the end zone to give the Cougars a 12-7 lead. They defeated the California Golden Bears 21-6 for their second win in five games this season.

Catches like these are pretty typical for Jackson, according to former Coach Adam Miller.

The son of Miami Dolphins defensive back Calvin Jackson Sr., Jackson made some memorable plays for the Panthers in 2015 and 2016 after catching 88 balls for 1,524 yards and adding 30 touchdowns in high school.

“As a young man, he has an electric personality,” said Coach Miller. “Seeing him grow and mature these past few years during his college journey makes you proud as a coach, not just football-wise but all he has endured, he continues to fight and find the positives in everything.”

Coach Miller has no doubt that Jackson has the physical tools to play at the highest level possible. He has proven it throughout his college career that he belongs. After starting at Independence Community College in Kansas, he was a Second-Team All-Conference Member, recording 49 catches for 629 yards and five touchdowns.

He then moved on to play Division I football appearing in 23 games with Washington State, adding another 750 yards receiving, including 334 this year with six career touchdown passes.

Jackson will be in action on Saturday, October 9 at 1 p.m., when his team takes on Oregon State.

Former Coral Springs Charter Wide Receiver Calvin Jackson Jr. Makes Top Play on SportsCenter

Former Coral Springs Charter football player Calvin Jackson Jr.

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