Congratulations are in order to former NFL player Willie Bernard Jackson Jr., who has been recently appointed as the Athletic Director of Edward Waters College.

Edward Waters College, which is the oldest private institution in the state of Florida, released the official statement of Jackson’s new position on Jan. 7 via President Nathaniel Jackson.

Jackson succeeds former EWC Athletic Director Johnny Rember, who served in the position for 10 years until he retired this past July.

Jackson started his football career at University of Florida during undergrad where he played for three years. He started his professional career with the NFL in the 1990s. During his career, he played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Cincinnati Bengals, the New Orleans Saints, the Atlanta Falcons, and the Washington Redskins. 

Jackson played eight seasons and retired in the year 2004, and finished his career as a wide receiver with 284 receptions, 3,641 yards, and 24 touchdowns.

Congrats to you Willie Bernard Jackson Jr., and welcome to the HBCU community!