(Neb.)- Marvin Jackson Enters RMAC Hall Of Fame
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Marvin Jackson, a terror at defensive back for Chadron State College from 1999-2004, was inducted into the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Hall of Fame in a ceremony Friday evening at which was attended by over 200 associates of the league at the Colorado Springs Marriott. In total, five individuals and one team were honored.
Guests heard first from Jonath Jackson, Marvin's older brother, who was a senior on the CSC team when Marvin was a freshman.
"I think what made him such a great football player was, that lack of recruitment kind of put a chip on his shoulder," said the elder Jackson. "He wanted to go out and prove to people that he was a great player. He had no fear. On defense, he wanted to hit you as hard as he could. He thought he could intercept any pass that was thrown in his direction. When he stepped on that field, he had a whole different attitude. Whenever he touched the ball, on kickoff return, and punt returns, he thought he could score. A lot of times, he did."
"It's hard to put into words how proud I am of him," he continued, "not just for what he accomplished on the football field, but what he's accomplished in life. He's become a great father, he's always been a great brother, and he's a great son. He's just been a great person for us to be around."
Marvin also spoke upon receiving his award. He credited his father, who was a football coach at Cheyenne East High School, for elevating athletic expectations in his family. He also
"I feel very grateful for the opportunity to go [to Chadron State]," said the inductee. "It's an honor to be here. I'm extremely excited to have all of my family here. As far as football, I just wanted to be a part of a team. Going to Chadron and meeting these coaches and this program was mind blowing for me. It was life changing; it made me a man; it was awesome. To compete on that level and to have it engrained in you that we are going to win, and win the RMAC, I just wanted to be a part of it."
"I would love to have some words of wisdom for you guys. I'm so happy you all are here. There's a lot more to life than sports, is what I'll say. Try hard at everything, thank you."
Video from the evening's ceremony can be viewed online at youtube.com/user/RMACSPORTS and at facebook.com/RMACSPORTS.
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