Clifford Jackson, III Interview


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Clifford Jackson, III, is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Right Touch Sports Management, Inc (RTSM). Jackson was an undrafted free agent Wide Receiver who earned a workout with the Jacksonville Jaguars out of the HBCU Edward Waters College (EWC) out of Jacksonville, Florida in 2004. Before that, in 2001 Jackson etched his name in the EWC Record Books as not only as one of the first members of the EWC returning football program after 34 years but, he was a standout Wide Receiver who became 7th All-Time in All-Purpose Yards in a single season (1,388), and the Single Seasons Leader in receptions (79). Through 2001-2003 Jackson was a member of the EWC Track & Field team where in 2002 he became an All-American sprinter in the 4x400 Relay and 200 meters while also competing in 2 NAIA Track & Field National Championships in 2002 and 2003.
After his playing days he moved to Atlanta, Georgia to pursue his personal business endeavors in both athletic training and in music. In 2007, he gave football one more chance by trying out with the Canadian Football League's (CFL) Saskatchewan RoughRiders but that dream soon became short lived. Jackson returned back to school and, in 2009 he earned his Master’s degree in Sports Management from American Public Systems University in CharlesTown, WV. In 2012, he joined forces with business partner, CEO of Franchise Sports Agency, Elton Patterson as Vice President of Marketing and Player Recruitment. To Jackson's credit he has been successful at several business endeavors such as a professional music career as a National Recording Artist under the stage name "C-SQUARED" and as a Music Producer, starting an athletic training business for professional athletes, an artist/entertainment management firm for established music artist and comedians, an athletic clothing-line (Sports Threads), all while co-owning a car dealership, as well as a state of the art yoga & massage studio also with business partner Elton Patterson.
​Jackson believes that “with the years of experience he’s acquired enough knowledge as a player and as a contract advisor that he can assist athletes throughout their entire career.” He also says that cultivating relationships with ALL clients and ALL of a clients’ immediate family are major parts in developing and molding the character of Right Touch's' clients. Jackson is a Community Leader as a Engagement Coordinator for the South City Foundation and Community Liaison for the Tallahassee Peacemakers Initiative. Jackson is a key and intricate part in revitalizing the Southside of Tallahassee. Jackson is the Host of his own late night livestream show called The Featured With CJ3.You can watch The Featured With CJ3 Live M-F @9pm on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch. Father of a 10 year old daughter, a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc., and a Deacon at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Florida.

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