One of the most prolific running backs in collegiate football history, the name Louis Jackson brings thoughts to many fans of dazzling touchdown runs, explosive speed, and a player who wore the Cal Poly uniform with pride.
With 3,330 career rushing yards, Jackson held the school record for an astounding 18 years. His record for career touchdowns of 32, rushing attempts in a single season as he led Cal Poly to the 1980 National Championship with 1,424 yards rushing still stands. Named to the NCAA Division II First-Team All-America squad, Jackson was drafted by the New York Giants in the fifth round of the 1981 draft.
During his professional career, he played with the Giants and Los Angeles Rams. He also played with the Portland Breakers and the Oakland Invaders of the USFL. In the fall of 1999, he was a nominee for the NCAA Division II Football Hall of Fame.