Steven Jackson, Hometown Hero and All Time Rushing Leader (9,093 yards) of the St. Louis Rams running back is known for his world travels. Steven has visited Brazil, Argentina and Peru earlier this year and plans on hitting the road again once the Rams’ three-day mandatory mini-camp ends Thursday.
Steven Jackson has visited 15 different countries over the past four years. He has attended World Cup Soccer matches in South Africa, viewed the Mona Lisa painting up close at the Louvre in Paris, and walked through the catacombs of the Roman Coliseum. He visited Australia and New Zealand on one trip after the 2010 season and followed that up with a jaunt through England, Italy and France several months later.
The 28-year-old Jackson is again expected to come up big on the field this season. Despite his seventh consecutive year with 1,000 yards rushing, the Rams went 2-14 in 2011. Steven racked up his usual numbers (1,145 yards on the ground, 333 receiving), Jackson is looking to bounce back from one of the most painful seasons of his eight-year career.
The Rams have looked sharp under the direction of new coach Jeff Fisher, who has led his club through a spirited workout s this month. Coach Fisher is hoping to build confidence in his squad and says the team accomplished a lot during last week’s organized team activities and he was impressed with the tempo on Tuesday, as well.
Jackson, who ran for a career-best 1,528 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2006, feels the team has accomplished what it set out to do during the offseason. New faces, including 10 draft choices, will make for some strong competition when training camp begins July 29, 2012.
The Rams have signed eight of their 10 draft choices. Cornerback Trumaine Johnson, a third round pick out of Montana, and Cornerback Janoris Jenkins, a second-round choice from North Alabama, remain unsigned. WR Brian Quick, a second round choice out of Appalachian State, is the latest to sign. C Scott Wells, a nine-year veteran from Tennessee, will miss the mini-camp due to an excused absence.
If you can think it, you can do it. Put it into action and make it happen. Start today, I’m rooting for you as you do for me. #UNSTOPPABLE
— Steven Jackson (@sj39) June 19, 2012
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