Menlo Alum and NFL Veteran Nate Jackson Returns to Menlo College for November 16 Book Signing

Photo by: Tom Jackson

November 1, 2013:

The most prolific wide receiver to ever play for Menlo College, Nate Jackson, returns to campus on Saturday, Nov. 16 in promotion of his highly-regarded NFL-memoir “Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile.” Jackson’s first published book provides an insightful look into his six-year career in the NFL and has received rave reviews from multiple national publications including: the New York Times, Rolling Stone Magazine and NPR.

“Slow Getting Up” is an honest, eye-opening look into the life of a professional athlete from the remarkably observant mind of a player who, by traditional logic, was never supposed to be there. A standout at then NCAA Div. III (now NAIA) Menlo College, Jackson shattered every career receiving record in school history including: touchdowns (43), receiving yards (3,976) and total receptions (261). An impressive three-year career with the Oaks spanning 1999-2001 caught the eye of Bay Area football legend Bill Walsh and the rest was history.

Jackson spent 2003-2008 as a member of the Denver Broncos under Head Coach Mike Shanahan. “Slow Getting Up” tracks the glory of a Sunday afternoon touchdown reception to the stark reality of yet another pain-killing injection and all the mind-numbing film sessions that lie in between.

A native of San Jose, Jackson returns to Menlo College in conjunction with the Oaks’ final home game of the 2013 regular season. He will be available to sign copies of his book one hour before the noon kickoff against Valley City State University (N.D.) and during halftime. Hardcover copies will be available for purchase at the event for a special discounted rate of $20.