Dexter Jackson is a former American football player who played as a safety in the National Football League (NFL). He was born on July 28, 1977, in Quincy, Florida, and attended Florida State University, where he played college football for the Florida State Seminoles.

Jackson was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fourth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played for the Buccaneers for four seasons, from 1999 to 2002, and was a key member of the team's defense during their Super Bowl XXXVII championship season in 2002. Jackson was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Super Bowl after recording two interceptions, including one that he returned for a touchdown, in the Buccaneers' 48-21 victory over the Oakland Raiders.

After his time with the Buccaneers, Jackson played for several other NFL teams, including the Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals, and Houston Texans. He played for the Cardinals from 2003 to 2005, where he recorded a career-high six interceptions in the 2003 season. He then played for the Bengals in 2006 and the Texans in 2007 before returning to the Buccaneers for the 2008 season.

Throughout his NFL career, Jackson was known for his speed and athleticism, as well as his ability to make big plays on defense. He recorded a total of 21 interceptions and 5 touchdowns in his career, and was named to the Pro Bowl in 2003.

After retiring from football, Jackson has remained involved in the sport as a coach and mentor. He has worked with several youth football programs and has also served as a coach at the high school and college levels.

Overall, Dexter Jackson had a successful career in the NFL, highlighted by his MVP performance in Super Bowl XXXVII. He was a talented and versatile player who made significant contributions to the teams he played for, and his legacy as a player continues to be celebrated by fans and fellow athletes alike.