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Golden Eagle Football Player Ron Jackson Signs with Omaha Beef - United Indoor Football Association
January 9, 2008

Contact: Brad Green- Omaha Beef (402-346-BEEF) or Mitch Bakken- Sports Information Director (218) 281-8414



Ron Jackson
Ron Jackson
January 7, 2008 - Omaha, NE - The Omaha Beef, professional indoor football team, have signed four more players in preparation for their 2008 season. The new Beef are offensive lineman Cody Beguin, defensive back Diezeas Calbert, offensive lineman Ronald Jackson, Jr. and defensive lineman Marques Salmond.

Beguin, a native of Rushville, Nebraska, will begin with his third season with the Beef in 2008. He previously played for the team in 2004 and 2005. Beguin attended Chadron State College, playing offensive guard and also wrestling at heavyweight for the Eagles. In addition to playing for the Beef, he has played with the Rapid City Red Dogs and the Rapid City Flying Aces.

Calbert will begin his first season with the Beef in 2008. The Omaha native played defensive back at Northwest Missouri State University for the Bearcats. In addition to football, Calbert was a jumper and sprinter on the track teams. This past summer, he represented his school and his country as a member of Team USA who won the American Football World Cup.

Jackson will begin his first season with the Beef in 2008. The Antioch, California, native played at Los Medanos College and the University of Minnesota-Crookston. As an offensive tackle for Crookston’s Golden Eagles, Jackson blocked for current Beef running back R.J. Rollins.

Salmond, a native of Sacramento, California, will begin his second season with the Beef in 2008. He played his college football at Missouri Western State University for the Griffons.
Salmond also previously played for the Sioux Falls Storm in 2006.

Head Coach Steve Warren looks forward to the new players making an impact for the Beef.

“Cody Beguin is a big, strong, tenacious offensive lineman that should help open up holes for our running backs,” Warren said. “Diezeas Calbert is a very athletic corner who is physical and possesses good speed, which will help both the secondary and special teams. Ronald Jackson has good feet and hands and will compete for a job with the offensive line. Marques Salmond is a quick nose guard who can hit the gap and create pressure up the middle. He suffered an injury last season and looks to rebound this season.

The Omaha Beef will begin their ninth season in professional indoor football in March 2008. All home games will be played at the Omaha Civic Auditorium. The Beef are a member of the United Indoor Football Association, the premier indoor football league in America. The Beef are committed to making a positive difference in the Omaha area through football, fun and community service. For more information about the Beef, log on to www.beeffootball.com.