From DeSean Jackson’s sensational punt returns to his sometimes-excessive touchdown celebrations, there’s no denying the dude knows how to put on a show. Whether you love him or hate him, one thing is certain: expect big things when the ball is in his hands.
Jackson’s M.O. is due in large part to his support network—”Team Jackson,” a quintet of brothers, cousins and close family friends who, Jackson says, “motivate me…and developed me into who I am today. Everybody came together as one, and it was like ‘we’re gonna put this little dude on the pedestal and do whatever we need to do get me to the dream’”—which was making it to the NFL.
“I was taught that to make it in this world, you have to get up and get it on your own,” he says. Now an NFL All-Pro and one of the most—if not the most—electrifying players in the game, the Eagles WR has more than made it. And it’s not all about him, but a tribute to everyone involved in making him the player he has become.
Experience his story in the video above, and return in the coming weeks for exclusive training videos with Jackson. Read the 2011 STACK Summer Training Guide feature story, “DeSean Jackson’s Rise to the NFL + Summer Workout.”
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