|Date of birth||December 8, 1939|
|Place of birth||Chicago Heights, Illinois|
1962 / Round: 2 / Pick: 14|
(by the Boston Patriots)
1962 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11|
(by the Cleveland Browns)
Leroy Jackson (born December 8, 1939 in Chicago Heights, Illinois) is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Western Illinois University and is a member of the school's athletic Hall of Fame.
On Dec. 8, 1962, his 23rd birthday, Jackson caught an 85-yard touchdown pass for the Redskins from quarterback Norm Snead in a 34–21 loss to the Baltimore Colts. He had been a first-round NFL draft pick of the Cleveland Browns, the 11th player selected in the 1962 draft.
Jackson was the Illinois state champion in the 100-yard dash three years in a row for Bloom High School from 1956–58.