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DeSean Jackson Remembers Father On Throwback Thursday

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It's a sentimental Throwback Thursday for Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

On this day, six years ago, Jackson's father, Bill, succumbed to pancreatic cancer and passed away.

"I knew he wasn't doing too good," Jackson said after his father's passing. "But he fought 'till the end. He was strong. But it was tough going into the hospital and seeing him like that. It was a very unfortunate situation."

Jackson said his father played an instrumental part in his athletic upbringing and that he imparted wisdom to him throughout his entire life.

"Everything about me in sports is credited to him," Jackson said. "Without  him I wouldn't be here. It was a blessing to have a father who did everything  like that for me. We had a great relationship. He never accepted anything but  the best from me."

As DeSean writes in the caption:

"There wasn't nothing like the bond we had!! There's not a day that goes by where I don't think bout You!! You were my backbone to everything in life I did."

To honor Bill, the entire family got together today, too.

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