49ers add Greg Jackson as assistant secondary coach

He played with Jim Harbaugh in San Diego Brad Biggs

Print This February 17, 2011, 02:58 PM EST

The San Francisco 49ers have hired Greg Jackson as an assistant secondary coach.

A former teammate of coach Jim Harbaugh when they were with the San Diego Chargers, Jackson spent the past eight seasons coaching in the college ranks. He was the nickel back/linebackers coach for Wisconsin last season. Previously, he made stops at Tulane, Louisiana-Monroe and Idaho. Jackson is credited with helping tutor Chicago Bears second team All-Pro Chris Harris at Louisiana-Monroe.

In a 12-year playing career in the NFL, Jackson made 129 starts. He was a third-round draft pick by the New York Giants in 1989.

Details on Chalk Talk, an NFP Seminar at the Combine

Follow me on Twitter: BradBiggs

Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune

NFP's Introduction to Scouting Class is now registering for the summer session! Discounted pricing until April 14th! REGISTER NOW!

NFP Inside Content. All Season.