Broncos acquire Jackson, waive Hodge

The Broncos Tuesday acquired wide receiver Nate Jackson from San Francisco in a trade for a conditional draft pick in 2004. In addition, the Broncos waived wide receiver Damon Hodge.

The Denver Broncos Tuesday acquired wide receiver Nate Jackson from San Francisco in a trade for a conditional draft pick in 2004, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced. In addition, the Broncos waived wide receiver Damon Hodge.

Jackson, 6-3, 223 pounds, entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the 49ers on April 23, 2002, but was waived during training camp. After being out of football last year, he re-signed with San Francisco on Jan. 18, 2003, before being traded to Denver.

A three-year letterman at Menlo College, Jackson finished his career with 261 receptions for 3,976 yards and 43 touchdowns. He received first-team Football All-America and Division III Coaches All-America honors after catching 105 passes for 1,520 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior. As a junior, he totaled 101 receptions for 1,515 yards and 16 touchdowns, and caught 55 balls for 941 yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore.

Born June 4, 1979 in San Jose, Calif., Jackson graduated from Menlo with a degree in communications. He attended Pioneer High School.

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