Edwin Jackson to be honored with helmet decal

McClain Baxley

The Indianapolis Colts announced Monday in a press release that the team will wear commemorative helmet decals Sunday to honor former Georgia Southern linebacker Edwin Jackson, who was killed in a car crash in February.

Simple but impactful, the decals will say “EJ,” and the coaching staff will be wearing “EJ” pins.

The organization is also going to present the Jackson family with a $25,000 donation to the Edwin Jackson 53 Foundation.  

Jackson played in Indianapolis for three seasons after being an All-Sun Belt linebacker his senior year at GS.

“I think the Colts have done an unbelievable job with the Edwin Jackson situation,” GS head coach Chad Lunsford said. “From the funeral to how they remember him, I have great respect for the Colts organization because that’s a really awesome deal for them to do for him and his family.”

The Colts are set to host the Houston Texans Sunday, with kickoff scheduled for 1 p.m.

Bethany-Grace Bowers contributed to this article.

McClain Baxley, The George-Anne Sports Editor, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu