2018 Conquering Kili Class
Retired NFL Player
Las Vegas, NV
For more than a decade as one of the NFL’s premier running backs, Steven Jackson has been known for his unsurpassed drive to succeed, his leadership and his dedication to his team and community. Jackson was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the 2004 NFL Draft, holds the Rams franchise record for most rushing yards, and is a member of the 10,000-yard rushing club. He also played for the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots before retiring in 2015.
When his playing days ended, Jackson embraced his calling to be an entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist. He pioneered and produced some of the most forward-thinking, football-based series on the internet. He cultivated his own interest in art, which culminated in his own art show at one of Los Angeles’s most prestigious galleries in the summer of 2014. In addition, Steven worked in guest roles as an on-air commentator and analyst for ESPN, NFL Network and others.
An avid traveler, Steven has visited a vast number of countries, documenting his journeys through his own photography. He studied architecture while at Oregon State University, and remains actively interested in the subject.
Steven lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, the city where he was born and raised.
Each new Conquering Kili class accepts the challenge to embark for the summit, a walk that represents the miles that many African women journey on a daily basis to fetch water for their families. While training for the climb, each team member works to raise funds and transform communities through the gift of clean water.