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Offbeat Late Colts LB Edwin Jackson awarded posthumous degree from Georgia Southern

18:50  07 may  2018
18:50  07 may  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Edwin Jackson went from walk-on at Georgia Southern to starting linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts . Edwin Jackson was honored with a posthumous degree from his alma mater, Georgia The late Edwin Jackson was awarded his degree posthumously today by @ GeorgiaSouthern

a close up of a man in a white shirt: Edwin Jackson © (Getty Images) Edwin Jackson Former Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson received a posthumous degree from Georgia Southern Saturday, three months after he was killed in a traffic accident.

Jackson was a walk-on player at Georgia Southern before joining the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2015. The 26-year-old Jackson and an Uber driver, Jeffrey Monroe, were standing outside a vehicle in a breakdown lane Feb. 4 when they were struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver.

Jackson's parents accepted the degree at the college's graduation ceremony. After leaving the stage, Jackson's father, Wesley, led an emotional Georiga! Southern! call-and-response chant with the audience.

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Georgia Southern University honored late Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson with a posthumous college degree . Jackson 's parents accepted the honorary diploma during a graduation ceremony in Statesboro, Ga ., over the weekend.

Edwin Jackson was honored with a posthumous degree from his alma mater, Georgia Southern University, on Saturday.

Jackson signed with the Colts' practice squad late in 2015 and played with the team in 2016, recording 66 tackles and playing in all 16 games. He was placed on injured reserve in 2017.

According to ESPN, the suspected driver in the fatal incident, Manuel Orrego-Savala, still faces charges, including causing death while driving intoxicated.

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