Steven Jackson Selected 24th in the NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams
April 24, 2004
Former Oregon State University running back Steven Jackson was selected in the first round of Saturday's NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. Jackson, who played at 6-3, 233 pounds last season, was the 24th pick overall of the Draft.
The Las Vegas, Nev., native left OSU after his junior season after accumulating 3,625 net rushing yards (10th all-time in Pac-10) for his career and 46 touchdowns. He rushed for 100-plus yards 19 times, including games of 239 vs. California (2002), 230 vs. Stanford (02), and 227 vs. Fresno State (02) and California (03).
Jackson left OSU after equaling an NCAA bowl game record with five touchdowns in last December's Las Vegas Bowl victory over New Mexico. He was a first team All-Pac-10 Conference and third team Associated Press All-American following his sophomore and junior seasons.
Jackson is the fifth Oregon State student-athlete to be selected in the first round of the Draft, joining Nick Barnett (2003/Green Bay), Terry Baker (1963/L.A. Rams), Ken Carpenter (1950/Cleveland) and Joe Gray (1938/Chicago).