Credit: Tom Jackson  


Nate Jackson

Tuesday, February 11, 7:30 p.m.

Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile 

From scouting combines to training camps, off-season parties to game-day routines, debilitating physical injuries—including degenerative brain conditions—to poor pensions and financial distress, Nate Jackson offers a funny, and shocking look at life in the NFL, and the young men who risk their health and even their lives to play the game.

A graduate of Pioneer High School in San Jose, California, Jackson played football at Division III school Menlo College from 1999–2001, and was a key factor in helping the school get attention for its athletics programs. During those seasons he set many records as a wide receiver. He was named first-team All-American during every season he was enrolled, and won the NCAA D-III Offensive Player of the Year after his senior year in 2001. He was drafted by the 49ers in 2002. He spent five seasons with the Denver Broncos, and one with the Cleveland Browns. Jackson was inducted into the Menlo College Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009.

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Event date: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1010 El Camino Real
94025-4349 Menlo Park