Slow Getting Up: A Story Of NFL Survival From The Bottom Of The Pile

Nate Jackson played in the NFL for six years, most of that time for the Denver Broncos. On the way to Denver, he made a brief stop with the San Francisco 49ers, and after the Mile High City, he did a short stint with the Cleveland Browns. He also spent a summer season with the NFL European League.

Nate’s journey to and with the NFL was not the glorious, headline-making one. It was a slow, start and stop, play-get injured-mend-play saga.  He was not recruited out of Menlo College, but while there he met Coach Bill Walsh who helped him along the way and probably put in a good word for him with the 49ers.

The dream job with the 49ers didn’t last long…he was traded to the Broncos and within hours was on a plane to Denver.

Nate had written for his school paper at Menlo and continued writing throughout his NFL career. He’s able to give an insider’s view of the NFL…the glamorous and not-so-glamorous aspects of being a pro football player.

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