It was Washington Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder's turn to throw out the first pitch at a Washington Nationals game, doing so on Sunday afternoon before the hometown team hosted the San Diego Padres.
Jackson joins quarterback Trent Williams, offensive tackle Morgan Moses and rookie cornerback Jonathan Allen as Redskins to have thrown out a ceremonial first pitch at a Nationals game this year.
While Jackson has, of course, made himself a household name for his dynamic play on the football field, the three-time Pro Bowler was a sought after baseball prospect.
During his senior season Cal Poly High School, Jackson batted .296 with 25 stolen bases and 20 runs score.
Jackson was scouted by the Tampa Bay Rays and the Philadelphia Phillies, but was told he should probably stick to one sport.
He did. The rest is history.