Georgia Southern selling hats honoring former football player Edwin Jackson

Shiann Sivell

Hats bearing Edwin Jackson’s intials and number are being sold by the Georgia Southern Athletics Department.

The hats are currently available at the Southern Exchange Company for $22.50. A percentage of the proceeds will go to The Edwin Jackson 53 Foundation.

The foundation helps walk-on student athletes gain opportunities through community service, after-school programs and fitness camps for disadvantaged youth.

Football staff members have been wearing the EJ #40 icon on their hats during games in honor of Edwin Jackson, a former GS football player who was killed by a drunk driver Feb. 4.

Eagle football players have also been sporting the logo as a sticker on their helmets to honor Jackson’s legacy.

Head football coach Chad Lunsford said in a press release, “Edwin left his mark on Georgia Southern with his work ethic and personality, and we all mourn his loss. “We’ve kept his memory alive by naming our walk-on tryouts in his honor and will also be making a difference by being able to donate to the foundation he was so passionate about.”

Shiann Sivell, The George-Anne Enterprise Reporter,