N.C. State hires Jackson as receivers coach

calexander@newsobserver.comDecember 17, 2012 

— N.C. State football coach Dave Doeren continues to assemble a staff, bringing in Frisman Jackson on Sunday to coach the Wolfpack’s wide receivers.

Jackson, a former NFL receiver, was a member of Doeren’s staff at Northern Illinois this season.

Doeren has hired Matt Canada as his offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, and retained Des Kitchings from Tom O’Brien’s staff as running backs coach.

Dave Huxtable has been brought in as defensive coordinator and Ryan Nielsen as recruiting coordinator and defensive line coach.

“Fris Jackson played in the NFL and had a great career,” Doeren said in a statement. “He comes from the inner city of Chicago and understands how to relate to guys from that environment and help them mature through the process.

“He’s been very good helping our young men who had issues off the field to grow up and mature. I think he can also help our guys understand the reality of how hard it is and what it takes to be an NFL football player.”

This season, Jackson coached wide receiver Martel Moore, who earned first-team all-Mid-American Conference honors. Jackson had 1,054 receiving yards and was seventh in the nation with 12 touchdown receptions.

During his NFL career, Jackson caught 40 passes for 490 yards while playing wide receiver and on special teams for the Cleveland Browns from 2002 to 2006.

Jackson coached the receivers at Akron in 2010-11 and at his alma mater, Western Illinois, in 2008-09.

Jackson began his collegiate career as a quarterback at Northern Illinois in 1997-99 before transferring to Western Illinois.

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