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Brandon Jackson ready to step up

September 19, 2010 by  
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Sept 19, 2010 ~ by Kareem Copeland

~Brandon Jackson thinks about his dad on days like Sunday.

The Green Bay Packers running back will make the fourth start of his NFL career at noon inside Lambeau Field against the Buffalo Bills. It will be his first start since his rookie year in 2007.

And Charles won’t be watching, again.

“As the baby (of the family) and you don’t get to see your father, you have to depend on your brothers a lot,“ Jackson said.

“I know there’s going to be a lot of doubters. Can he pick up where Ryan left off? I’m Brandon Jackson. I’m not Ryan Grant. No disrespect to Ryan Grant. I’m going to play my game and do my best and it’ll show up.”

“There’s nothing like having a father in your life. It was still tough at times.

“When I went off to college, I wanted my father there. A lot of guys had their fathers there to watch their first college game, their first high school game.”

Charles Jackson died when Brandon was 10 from complications stemming from a car crash. He had fallen asleep while driving home after a long shift at the Saturn plant in Nashville, Tenn. Charles was paralyzed for four years and spent his final year in the hospital before passing away.

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