Last night, the second (fourth? - it was the second two hour episode of a one hour show, and had a "Last time on Master Chef..." intermission, even though it was one block of time) episode of Fox' show "Master Chef" aired, with the final auditions being completed, then the first two competitions taking place.
Last week, we told you, former Miami Dolphins defensive back Eddie Jackson was a competitor on the show. After this week, he continues on in the competition.
Jackson was not a focus during the show this week. He was often seen in the background, but was never a winner or a loser in the competitions. During the final audition, Jackson was in the group that immediately made it to the "Master Chef Kitchen" without having to have the final version of their dishes tasted. He apparently impressed the judges, Chefs Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich, and Graham Elliot, enough with his preparation (and their tasting during that prep), to justify moving on in the competition.
The elimination challenge saw the competitors cooking langoustine (essentially a slim, orange lobster with very "fragile" flavors). Jackson was not in the top three or the bottom three after the competition, and slides into next week's episode.
Jackson played for the Dolphins in 2005 and 2006. He initially entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2004 with the Carolina Panthers. With Miami, he appeared in 29 games, starting three, and recorded two passes defensed and 25 tackles. Near the end of the 2006 season, Jackson tore his ACL and was placed on injured reserve. The Dolphins did not tender him as a restricted free agent after the season.
After his time with Miami, Jackson was signed by the New England Patriots for the 2007 season, but broke his wrist three games into the season and was released. He attempted a come back the next season with the Washington Redskins, but did not make it out of training camp.
Fox airs Master Chef Wednesday nights at 8pm ET.