Nov 26, 2011; Raleigh, NC, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack defensive end Mike Rose (90) and linebacker Dwayne Maddox (41) carry flags as they enter the field before their game against the Maryland Terrapins at Carter-Finley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

Dave Doeren Adds Fris Jackson To NC State Coaching Staff


As new North Carolina State Wolfpack head coach Dave Doeren continues to add to his staff in Raleigh, a new addition has been made. Doeren has announced that former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Fris Jackson will join the Wolfpack as the team’s wide receiver’s coach.  Jackson will join the NC State staff after serving in the same position at Northern Illinois.

[RELATED: Matt Canada named North Carolina State offensive coordinator.]

“Fris Jackson played in the NFL and had a great career,” said Doeren.

“He comes from the inner city of Chicago and understands how to relate to guys from that environment and help them mature through the process.  He’s been very good helping our young men who had issues off the field to grow up and mature.  I think he can also help our guys understand the reality of how hard it is and what it takes to be an NFL football player.”

Jackson played in the NFL for five years before entering the coaching game.

He has previously coached for Western Illinois, Akron and Northern Illinois before making the jump to the ACC. It will be the biggest coaching gig in Jackson’s career.

“My family and I are both excited and thankful to Coach Doeren for the opportunity to join the Wolfpack family,” said Jackson. “NC State is a very special place and I will work tirelessly to help continue building on its rich football tradition.”

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