Paris Jackson


220 lbs


6' 3"






Jul 24th, 1980

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(Edmonton) In two games, Jackson's recorded seven receptions for 70 yards. Jackson made his debut in Week 19 against BC and recorded two catches for 34 yards. In the Western Semi-Final, Jackson dressed as a backup wide receiver and contributed on special teams. In the Western Final against Calgary, Jackson recorded seven catches for 78 yards and one touchdown. (Ottawa) In three games, Jackson recorded six catches for 34 yards.


In five games, Jackson recorded 10 catches for 97 yards.


Paris continued his valuable reserve role in 2012 helping to develop the club’s strong young receiving corps. In spot duty he caught 10 passes for 127 yards, many in key situations. He played all 18 regular season games for the seventh time in his Lions career along with the Western Final, his twelfth career playoff game. 


Paris moved into a reserve role in 2011, playing behind young Canadians Shawn Gore and Akeem Foster. Stepping up in a big way toward the season’s end, Paris made a number of crucial catches down the stretch and notched six of his seven receptions in the final three games of the year, including a 51-yard TD in the first place battle with Edmonton on Oct 29/11. He reached a career total of 400 receptions in the final game of the regular season and played in both the West Final and the Grey Cup game where he notched two catches for 43 yards in key situations. 


Paris appeared in all 18 regular season games, due to an off-season injury his production was limited to 61 receptions for 758 yards and one touchdown.  While playing against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Paris recorded 8 receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown.  During the West Semi-Final Paris also caught five passes for 69 yards.


Paris recorded his second 1,000-yard receiving season in 2009, matching a career-high 76 catches for 1,042 yards. He also recorded three 100-yard games in 2009. Paris led the team with his eight receiving TDs and earned Canadian Player-of-the-Week three times.


Posted the finest season of his 6-year CFL career starting all 18 games for the Lions and earning West Division all-star honours. Ranked second on the club with 76 catches for 1,180 yards and 8 TDs in a breakout year. Had four games of 100 or more yards including a career-high 127 on Oct 17/08 at Edmonton. Ranked 10th in the CFL in receptions with 76 and 9th in receiving yards at 1,180 (his first 1,000-yard season). Caught two TD passes on Sep 27/08 vs Hamilton. Was named Canadian Player-of-the-Week on 3 occasions in 2008, and Canadian Player-of-the-Month twice. Caught 7 passes for 44 yards in the two West Division playoff games.


Set then career-highs for receiving in 2007 with 65 catches for 962 yards and 5 TDs. Posted his fourth straight season with 18 games played and started the West Final vs Saskatchewan. Ranked 14th in the CFL in both receptions and receiving yards. Caught three more passes for 34 yards in the 2007 West Final vs Saskatchewan.


Another strong showing by the fourth-year Lion finishing as the club’s second leading receiver hauling in a career-high 51 passes for 634 yards and four TD’s. The North Shore native saved his strongest play for the post season where he put up 66 receiving yards and two spectacular touchdowns on five receptions in the West Championship and added 65 more yards in the Grey Cup on five receptions to lead the club.


Enjoyed his most productive season as a Lion pulling in a career-high 48 passes for 617 yards and 4 TD's. Led the Lions with 6 receptions in the 2005 West Championship game vs Edmonton. Had a season-high 81 yards receiving on 4 catches vs Saskatchewan (Oct 01/05).


Filled a backup receiver role for the Lions and grabbed 16 passes for 223 yards over two seasons after signing in mid-2003. Played in the 2004 Grey Cup game vs Toronto.


As a Utah Ute, Jackson made 43 catches in 11 games to finish second on the team in receiving yards with 553. He also finished third on the team in all-purpose yards with 557 and third on the team in scoring with 6 touchdowns. He received an honourable mention as a WAC All-Star.  Transferred to the University of Utah and played in 12 games for the Utes where he made 11 catches for 97 yards.  Began his post-secondary career at Butte College in California where he was an All-Conference player, making 35 catches for 899 yards and 8 touchdowns.


Jackson majored in Sociology at Utah. In high school, he was team captain at Carson Graham Secondary and in his senior year set the school’s single-game record for most rushing yards and touchdowns, accumulating 2,138 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns. Jackson enjoys surfing, traveling, outdoor activities, eating Asian food, watching action/comedy movies, and listening to hip-hop and R&B. In honour of his mother’s passing, he wears a cross around his neck containing her ashes. He takes it off only for games, but he first dresses in his equipment, kisses the cross, and places it in his locker. Paris spends the off-season in the Vancouver area.