John Jackson (born January 4, 1965) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League. Best known for his time as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. John was drafted out of Eastern Kentucky University, while at EKU. Jackson was a three-year starter and a two-time All-OVC selection at EKU under legendary head coach Roy Kidd. While he was at EKU, the Colonels won three OVC titles and he blocked for two of the top five career rushers in EKU history, Elroy Harris and James Crawford.
Jackson spent 14 seasons in the NFL with 3 teams different teams. The Pittsburgh Steelers (1988-1997), the San Diego Chargers (1998-1999), and the Cincinnati Bengals (2000-2001). He started in Super Bowl XXX for the Steelers when they went up against the Dallas Cowboys. John Jackson was inducted into the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame in June 2009. Jackson is currently living in Cincinnati, OH and his son Josh Jackson is a collegiate football player at Kentucky State University. A possible NFL prospect in 2012.