Former NFL running back Fred Jackson was born on February 20, 1981, in Fort Worth, Texas. He is one of the all-time leading rushers for the Buffalo Bills, with whom he spent nine seasons. His career is especially notable considering he entered the league undrafted.

Water Tower next to Fort Worth Fire Station 40.
Water Tower next to Fort Worth Fire Station 40.

Fred Jackson attended Lamar High School in the neighboring city of Arlington, Texas. Standing at only 5 ft 8 in and weighing 160 pounds, he was considered by many to be too small for professional football. After graduating, Jackson played in the now-defunct National Indoor Football League. In 2007, Jackson joined the Buffalo Bills His childhood where he played for 8 seasons before ending his career with the Seahawks in 2015.

Cowboy's Stadium
Fred Jackson grew up in Arlington in a neighborhood that was razed to make way for the Cowboy’s Stadium.

Fred Jackson grew up in Arlington and his childhood home was razed to make way for AT&T Stadium (formerly Cowboys Stadium) in Arlington.