Steven Jackson Signs One-Day Contract To Retire As Member Of Rams

The Los Angeles Rams announced that former running back Steven Jackson, who played with the team in St. Louis, signed a one-day contract at Training Camp on Monday so he can retire as a member of the organization.

Jackson is the organization’s all-time leading rusher, carrying the ball 2,396 times for 10,138 yards and 64 total touchdowns in nine seasons with the team.

The Rams drafted Jackson in the first round (24th overall) in 2004 out of Oregon State. He was named to three Pro Bowls in his career in 2006, 2009 and 2010.

He had his best NFL in 2006 with the Rams, rushing for a career-high 1,528 yards and 13 touchdowns while also adding 90 receptions for 806 yards and three touchdowns. He rushed for at least 1,000 yards in eight straight seasons from 2005-12.

Jackson is one of just 21 players in NFL history to rush for at least 11,000 yards, finishing out his career with the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots after leaving the Rams. He last played in 2015.

Because of how much success he had, it would not be surprising to see Jackson eventually enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Since he finished playing, Jackson has often been seen at Rams games and practices. He and current star running back Todd Gurley have a close relationship with Jackson serving as a bit of a mentor.

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