Receiver DeSean Jackson nears NFL mark

Nov. 18, 2009 at 3:37 PM
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PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Speedster DeSean Jackson of Philadelphia needs one 50-yard plus touchdown to establish a single-season NFL record.

The second-year pro from California already has scored six times on plays of that length -- four receiving, one punt return, one rushing -- a feat accomplished by Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch (1951), Devin Hester (2007), Timmy Brown (1962), Jim Brown (1963), Gale Sayers (1965) and Lance Alworth (1965).

Hester equaled Hirsch last season when he scored on a 65-yard pass from Kyle Orton.

"I've just been put in a great position by the coaching staff to go out and make big plays," Jackson said. "Any time you're able to get big plays, it takes away from the defense's momentum and brings energy to our team."

To date, Jackson, a wide receiver in the Eagles' offense, has caught 34 passes for 621 yards in nine games and his speed has made him a key target of veteran quarterback Donovan McNabb.

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