Former Suffolk University pitcher Reid Jackson has signed a contract with the Brockton Rox of the CanAm Independent League for the 2011 season.

Jackson helped lead the Rams to their fourth NCAA Regional Tournament appearance in 2009, the year that he graduated from the University.

During his four seasons here, Jackson posted an 18-11 record, with a 3.62 career earned-run average in 35 starts for the Rams.

During his senior season, Jackson was 6-4, with a 3.36 ERA as the Rams finished the year with a 30-11 mark. As a sophomore, Jackson was 7-2 on the hill, with a 2.46 ERA.

In 45 career appearances with the Rams, the southpaw logged 218 1/3 innings, striking out 173 hitters and walking only 78. Jackson was a Great Northeast Athletic Conference second-team All-Conference selection in 2007 and 2009.

As a member of the Rox, Jackson is playing under Major League veteran and former Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner.

"Reid has always shown a true passion for the game," said Rams Coach Cary McConnell. "His strong competitive nature should suit him well at the next level."

Jackson becomes the fifth player under McConnell to sign a professional contract. Jackson joins Max Nunez '00 (Boston Red Sox), Anthony Del Prete '04 (Evansville Otters/Frontier League), Mike Rigazio '06 (Charlotte County Red Fish/South Coast League), and Rony Mercado '06 (Brockton Rox/Can Am League).