Gabriel C. Jackson was born on July 12th, 1991 in Liberty, Mississippi. He is a guard in the NFL.
He was drafted by the Raiders in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Mississippi State.
A native of Liberty, Mississippi, Jackson attended Amite County High School, where he was coached by his father Charles Jackson and started both ways at tackle since his freshman season. Until after his junior year, he was teammates with offensive lineman James Brown and linebacker Damien Wilson. Following his senior season, Jackson was rated with the top 40 high school prospects in the state of Mississippi by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.
Regarded as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Jackson was ranked as the No. 91 offensive tackle prospect in the class of 2009, which was headed by D. J. Fluker and Mason Walters. He drew limited interest from several SEC schools, as well as from Southern Miss, and eventually signed with Mississippi State.
Jackson was regarded as one of the best interior offensive linemen for the 2014 NFL Draft. Jackson was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round, 81st overall, of the 2014 NFL Draft.Jackson quickly inserted himself into the starting lineup as a rookie, playing in 13 games with 12 starts at left guard. He continued to be the Raiders starting left guard for the 2015 season, starting all 16 games. In 2016 he moved to right guard and started all 16 games. On June 29, 2017, Jackson signed a five-year, $56 million contract extension with the Raiders.
He was signed in 2021 by the Seattle Seahawks.