Gerald Richard “Ricky” Jackson
Jackson excelled at sports from an early age. During his high school years Ricky played football, basketball, baseball and ran track as well. As a freshman playing baseball he led the conference in home runs and he was the starting varsity quarterback through his sophomore year. By his junior year he had decided to focus on basketball and during his senior year he averaged 26 points per game and made First Team All-State. Jackson is remembered as one of the greatest athletes to ever play high school sports in Bartlesville.
Upon graduating from Col-Hi, Ricky attended Centenary College in Shreveport, LA where he played alongside legendary center, Robert Parish. The 1974-75 team on which he played set a school record with a 25-4 record.