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Bears safety Eddie Jackson sat out all week. | Getty Images

Eddie Jackson makes NFL history exactly one year after breaking leg

SHARE Eddie Jackson makes NFL history exactly one year after breaking leg
SHARE Eddie Jackson makes NFL history exactly one year after breaking leg

One year ago to the day, Eddie Jackson was being carted off the field with a broken leg, ending his senior season at Alabama.

Exactly a year later, the Bears’ rookie safety was etching his name in the NFL records books.

First, Jackson scooped up a fumbled-pitch in the first quarter by the Panthers and scampered 75 yards to put the Bears ahead 6-0.

Then in the second quarter, Jackson grabbed a tipped ball by Prince Amukamara and raced 76 yards down the sideline for the Bears’ second score.

The two defensive TD returns for 75-plus yards in one game was something that had never been done in NFL history.

Jackson’s record-setting touchdowns led the Bears (3-4) to a 17-3 victory over the Panthers (4-3) — and a much happier Oct. 22 than a year ago.

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