Date of Birth: 09/25/1979
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 225 lbs
Resides: Richmond, VA
2012 Club: Fargo-Moorhead
2013 Status: Veteran
Nic Jackson returns to Fargo-Moorhead in 2013 with many accolades and highlights from a successful 2012 season. Last summer was one to remember for the slugger, with Jackson being named as the American Association Player of the Year and the Pointstreak American Association “Star of Stars”— all while earning American Association and Baseball America magazine Independent League All-Star team selections.
In 2012, Jackson played in a team-high 99 games and batted .309 with 31 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs, 89 RBIs and 77 runs scored. He played an important role in other facets of the game as well, stealing the third-most bases on the team with 19, while also committing only two errors as he spent most of the season roaming the center-field grass at Newman Outdoor Field.
The 6-3, 200-pounder is a 13-year veteran of professional baseball and former third round draft pick (76th pick overall) of the Chicago Cubs in the 2000 Amateur Draft out of the University of Richmond (VA). In 1016 career games, Jackson has batted .293 with 251 doubles, 39 triples, 120 home runs, 659 RBI and 654 runs scored. He spent parts of two seasons at Triple-A and three years at Double-A.
In his fifth season with the RedHawks, Jackson has already made his mark on a team with championship success. While he may have been a leader on the 2012 North Division Championship RedHawks team, Jackson was also part of the Fargo-Moorhead back-to-back championship seasons as a member of the Northern League in 2009 and 2010.
In 2009, Jackson helped the ‘Hawks to its first title since 2006 and was named Northern League MVP in a year that he led the league in RBIs (97) and games (95). Jackson followed that season with a 2010 campaign that saw him tie for the league lead with 30 doubles and again play in an impressive 99 games.