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Join us for the 2024 LUBBOCK ISD ATHLETIC HALL OF HONOR INDUCTION CEREMONY

Saturday, July 27th, 2024

at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
For table sponsorship info: Call David Thetford – 806-777-0677
or send an email request to: [email protected]

James Ray Jackson

Class of 2017

James Ray Jackson | 1959-1963 | Dunbar High School | Football, Track

James Ray Jackson was an athlete at Dunbar High School from 1959-1963, a standout in both football and track. He ran the 100-yard dash, was on the 440-yard relay team and the mile relay team. He competed at the state track meet all four years in one or more of these events.

The 1960-1961 DHS track team was the district champion, and state runner-up. The 1961-1962 track team was both district and state champions. Jackson competed in three 1st place events: 100-yard dash (record 9.7 seconds), 440-yard relay (record 42.6 seconds) and the mile relay (3 minutes, 22 seconds). Jackson received the High Point Trophy (20 points) at the 1962 State Meet.

After high school, Jackson played football and ran track at the University of Oklahoma on a full scholarship. He set the Big Eight indoor record for the 60-yard dash at 6 seconds. He clocked in the 100-yard dash at 9.4 seconds. In football, he was named Big Eight Back of the week multiple times.

Jackson was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fourth round, and played in the NFL for four years.
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