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05-14-2011, 05:21 AM
05-13-2011 08:57 AM

http://www.morning-times.com/content/articles/2011/05/13//local_sports/doc4dcd2a7dca2f5020728964.jpgRemembering former Athens standout Richard Jackson
[Pictured is former Athens and Cornell football player Richard Jackson.]

Many residents of the Valley will be saddened to learn of the recent passing of a local sports legend, Richard C. Jackson, on March 6.

Mr. Jackson, born September 26, 1934, graduated from Athens High School in 1952. He was the last surviving child of Margaret and Charles Jackson, having out-lived his siblings, Charles, Kenneth, John, and Viola. During his high school career he distinguished himself as a fine athlete, and scholar, and served as class president.

In high school, he was a standout athlete in football, basketball, track and baseball. In the position of halfback, he scored 16 touchdowns, and four extra points in seven games on the undefeated 1951 Athens football team, earning the nickname “Mr. Touchdown.” He was also the leading scorer on the 1952 basketball team.

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