Player Details

Name

Niki Jackson

Height

6' 1"

Date of Birth

8.25.1995 (26)

Birthplace

Vicksburg, Mississippi USA

Position

Forward

Player Status

Loaned Out
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee
College: Grand Canyon University
Citizenship: USA
Birth date: August 25, 1995
Acquired: Rapids signed 2018 MLS SuperDraft Selection Niki Jackson to a one year contract, with three additional option years for the club on February 20, 2018.

MLS CAREER

2019

  • Made 2019 debut against Seattle Sounders FC when he subbed on in the 85th minute for Nicolás Mezquida at CenturyLink Field (3/9).

2018

  • Selected by the Rapids in the fourth round of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.
  • Named in the gameday 18 for the first time for the first leg of CONCACAF Champions League against Toronto FC (2/20). He was an unused substitute.
  • Appeared in 15 MLS games, one from the start, scoring three goals. 
  • Scored one minute into his MLS debut after substituting in against New England (3/24) during the first match of the season.
  • Sent on loan to Colorado Springs Switchbacks of the USL (4/21). Appeared in four games, three from the start with Switchbacks FC.
  • Notched his second goal of the season on the road against the LA Galaxy on 8/14.
  • Scored his third goal of his rookie campaign against Minnesota United FC on 10/13.

COLLEGE

  • The 6’1” striker had a record-breaking season in his junior year at Grand Canyon University as he scored a total of 16 goals, ranking third in the nation.
  • During his Junior year, he was named the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Offensive Player of the Year and earned NSCAA First Team All-West Region honors.
  • Overall, he finished with 34 points (goals plus assists) in 2016, tying for fourth in the country.
  • Jackson also made GCU history by becoming the second player to represent GCU as a MLS SuperDraft pick. His teammate, Amer Sasivarevic was selected in the third round (57th overall) by FC Dallas, also in the 2018 SuperDraft.

YOUTH

  • The Memphis, Tennessee native was developed through Real Salt Lake Academy (2013), Phoenix Academy (2011), and West Coast FC Academy (2009-10) where he helped lead West Coast FC to the semifinals at the Nike Manchester United Cup in 2010.
  • Between 2007-2013, Jackson received additional training with the TetraBrazil Soccer Academy starting with the U-12 squad.