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A Saint marches in: Pahokee’s Rickey Jackson gets Hall of Fame call

July 20, 2010   //     //   Newspapers

Andy Schaller and Pahokee NFL Hall of Famer Rickey Jackson

FORT LAUDERDALE — Rickey Jackson was the first player from Palm Beach County to play for a Super Bowl winner. Now the Pahokee native has raised the bar even higher.

Jackson, who starred for the Pahokee High Blue Devils in the mid-1970s, was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. The linebacker played 13 of his 15 seasons in New Orleans and becomes the first player who spent most of his career with the Saints to be voted into the hall — and in a year in which New Orleans will play in its first Super Bowl.

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