Edwin Jackson’s memory will live on through his team.
The Colts on Monday announced that owner Jim Irsay has given $25,000 to establish the Edwin Jackson Memorial Scholarship in honor of the late linebacker.
The Irsay family has created a memorial scholarship in honor of Edwin Jackson.
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) February 12, 2018
Help honor the life and legacy of Edwin Jackson through the Edwin Jackson Memorial Scholarship, which will be awarded to a student annually.
— Colts Community (@coltscommunity) February 12, 2018
“Edwin was such a wonderful young man and was beloved by his family and friends across the country, especially by his Colts family here in Indianapolis,” Irsay said in a statement. “We are all better people for having known him, and we already miss him so much.
“This scholarship will honor Edwin’s memory and his determination, work ethic and character. My family and the entire Colts organization are proud to have been associated with Edwin, and we are honored to help continue his legacy in the future.”
Jackson was killed early Sunday morning in Indianapolis when an alleged drunken driver collided with the Uber Jackson was taking home. Jackson and Uber driver Jeffery Monroe had pulled off on the side of Interstate 70 when Manuel Orrego-Savala allegedly plowed his Ford F-150 pickup truck through them. Orrego-Savala was arrested with a blood alcohol level of .239 percent — more than three times the legal limit of 0.08.
Irsay additionally paid for the funerals for Jackson and Monroe. Jackson’s memorial service was Monday in his hometown of Atlanta.
Jackson, who was 26 at the time of his death, was signed to 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.