DeSean Jackson

DeSean Jackson - Updated Jan 2023

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Updated On January 12, 2023

Professionally, DeSean Jackson is an American football wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). DeSean Jackson is popular for being recognized as a consensus All-American. Furthermore, he has been recognized for his various wins.

Early life and Childhood

DeSean Jackson was born on December 1, 1986. His birthplace is in Los Angeles, California. Moreover, he was brought up in the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was born to Gayle Jackson and Bill Jackson. In total, the player has four siblings, one sister, and three brothers. They are Desmond, Byron, William, and A’Dreea. Currently, Jackson is 36 years old.

Likewise, his ethnicity and nationality are American. His horoscope is Sagittarius.

DeSean Jackson

Caption: DeSean Jackson’s photo with his family during his childhood days (Source: Instagram)

DeSean Jackson – Education 

Into the bargain, DeSean Jackson has attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School. It was the same high school as future Philadephia Eagles teammate Winston and many other current NFL players.

Surprisingly, he could become one of the top wide receiver recruits in the nation.  When completing his high school career, DeSean has been voted the Most Valuable Player at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. There, he caught seven passes for 141 yards and passed for a 45-yard touchdown. Nonetheless, he was also involved in an embarrassing play as well.

Similarly, he committed to the football program at the University of California, Berkeley under Coach Jeff Tedford. He made his announcement on Southern California’s FSN West. The celebrity waited for the deadline to choose between scholarship offers for California and the University of Southern California.

Professional Life

Career after high school

At the University of California, Jackson played for the California Golden Bears football team from 2005 to 2007. In proceedings, Jackson tailed 130 yards and two scores in the 2005 Las Vegas Bowl game against BYU.

Further, Jackson was able to tally 1060 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. Also, he entered his junior season as a Heisman Trophy candidate. Ultimately, Jackson left Cal following the 2007 season. He also declared for the 2008 NFL Draft.


To boot, during the initiation of the 2008 NFL Draft, he was one of the top 10 wide receivers available in a draft class. Consequently, DeSean was the first rookie to start opening day for head coach Andy Reid due to injuries sustained by Kevin Curtis and Reggie Brown. DeSean’s first offensive touchdown record was on September 28. Successfully, he could finish a rookie season with two receiving touchdowns.

The talented gem was drafted in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft on the 26th of April, 2008. The player’s hood preseason performance included a 76-yard punt return for a touchdown.

In 2009, the first week was against the Carolina Panthers. He had his second punt return for an 85-yard touchdown, the second-longest in Eagles history. Consecutively, he reported to training camp earlier than most veterans in the 2010 season. Sadly, Jackson failed to report to the Eagles’ training camp at Lehigh University in 2011. Likewise, he received the Eagles; franchise tag in 2012.


Initially, the 2013 season began with his 104 yards against Washington. He followed this with career-bests in receptions yards against San Diego. DeSean finalized the contract with the Washington Redskins to a reposted three years in 2014. It included $24 million contracts with $16 million guaranteed. He had to suffer a shoulder injury on August 6, 2015.

In 2016, Jackson made his appearance to return to form with six catches for 102 yards in a season-opening loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Moreover, he also signed a three-year, $33.5 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2017. Also, Jackson caught five passes for 146 yards in September of 2018.

Lately, Jackson and a 2020 seventh-round selection were traded to the Eagles on March 13, 2019.

DeSean Jackson – Awards and Winnings

During his high school time, the brilliant player received the 2004 Glenn Davis Award winner by the Los Angeles Times. He could win the title of Southern California’s player of the year.

Above all, ESPN’s Tom Lemming rated the contestant as the number four wide receiver in the country. Similarly, PepStar Magazine also named him an All-American and a member of its Dream Team Top 100 Players. Calgisports titled him the 2004 Mr. Football State Player of the Year.

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Caption: DeSean Jackson (Source: Celebvogue)

DeSean Jackson – Net Worth 2023

According to some sources, his net worth is approximately predicted to be $32 million. The contract of his three-year $33,500,000 contract is famous. The contract was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers including $20,000,000 guaranteed. His salary is estimated to be $1.03 million in 2019.

Personal life

Importantly, the champion is married to Kayla Phillips. She is a model and also an Instagram personality having a million followers. The couple started dating in 2015. They also share two children, sons. Besides, he had also a son Tru, from his first relationship with Chantel Jeffries. They split in 2013.


As a player, there were many rumors that DeSean had to face. Correspondingly, there was once rumored that he would return and play for the Eagles next season after leaving it. The rumor of DeSean was related to expressing a preference to leave the Buccaneers. What is more, the rumor of undergoing the surgery by Jackson once came on one of trending news.

Body Measurement 

Additionally, Jackson’s weight is 80.7 kg. He has a height of five feet and eleven inches tall. In addition, he has an average body structure. His eyes are dark brown and his hair color is black. On the other hand, his shoe size is 11.5 (US), 45.5 (EU), and 11 (UK&AUS). However, his dress size is not available.

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Caption: DeSean Jackson warming up before the game (Source: Nbcsports)

Social Media

Specifically, the sports celebrity is active on both Twitter and Facebook. His official Instagram account @0ne0fone has gained more than 1.4m followers.