Edwin Jackson (American football)

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Jackson in 2016

Edwin Joseph Jackson (December 19, 1991 – February 4, 2018) was an American football linebacker. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He played college football at Georgia Southern University. He signed with the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL) as an undrafted free agent in 2015. He then spent two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts from 2015 to 2017.

On September 2, 2017, Jackson was placed on injured reserve.[1]

On February 4, 2018, Jackson was riding an Uber in Indianapolis, Indiana and asked the driver to pull over because he felt ill.[2] While standing near the interstate, a drunk driver hit and killed Jackson and the Uber driver.[3] Jackson was 26 years old.

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  1. Walker, Andrew (September 2, 2017). "Colts Announce Final 2017 Roster Cuts". Colts.com. Archived from the original on November 9, 2017. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  2. "Indianapolis Colts' Edwin Jackson Killed By Suspected Drunk Driver". Hiffington Post. 4 February 2018. Retrieved 5 February 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Colts player Edwin Jackson, Avon man killed by suspected drunken driver on I-70". IndyStar.com. February 4, 2018.