Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson (25) reacts after stopping Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate (15) during the fourth quarter an NFL football game at NRG Stadium, Sunday,Oct. 30, 2016 in Houston. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle )

Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson (25) celebrates his touchdown interception by high kicking into the end zone during the fourth quarter at Reliant Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in Houston. ( Nick de la Torre / Houston Chronicle )

Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson (25) reacts after tackling Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright (17) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Reliant Stadium, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Houston. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle )

Houston Texans defeat the New Orleans Saints 24-6 at NRG Park to improve their to 6-5 while remaining tied for first place in the AFC South.

Nov 29, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson (25) intercepts a pass in front of New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks (10) during the second half of a game at NRG Stadium. The Texans defeated the Saints 24-6. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports


Every young football player dreams of one day playing in the National Football League. Jackson’s dream came true when he was drafted by the Houston Texans 20th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. The work ethic and awards all gave a lot of attention to the aggressive but humble Kareem Jackson.


As an emerging young leader in the community, Kareem has committed his time off the field to serve as the catalyst to motivate and empower youth and families affected by cancer. He is well known for his outreach and support of cancer-related causes. His personal connection with breast cancer and leukemia allow him to connect with families and young patients, as Kareem has never forgotten his family’s experience. Jackson is actively involved with several non-profit organizations in the city. Kareem volunteers his time between Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Alliance, hospital visits at Texas Children’s Hospital, as well as the Sister’s Network, Inc. In partnership with his Texans teammate, Johnathan Joseph, Jackson currently hosts a fundraiser, Tailgating for a Cure, in Houston in support of breast cancer awareness, research and support for the Sister’s Network. After the 2012 season, Kareem established the Kareem Jackson Foundation to better serve those in need, in the Greater Houston area as well as Macon, GA (his hometown). The foundation’s mission is to create innovative programs that provide access to educational, recreational and healthy living initiatives for families affected by breast cancer and childhood cancer.


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