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Ezekiel Elliott '13

May 7, 2019

Ezekiel Elliott '13 was featured on on 05.07.19: "Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott reached out to the family of 14-year-old football phenom Jaylon McKenzie to cover the funeral expenses after he was murdered at a party. The news was first reported by 105.3 The Fan in Dallas radio host Ben Rogers and later confirmed by FanSided. McKenzie was shot and killed on Saturday after attending a party in Venice, IL near the Illinois-Missouri border. McKenzie reportedly left the party when a fight broke out and he was struck by a stray bullet outside. McKenzie had dreams of playing in the NFL for the Los Angeles Rams or L.A Chargers. The Belleville, Illinois native was featured in Sports Illustrated’s Future Issue and had offers to from Missouri and Illinois. This is a touching gesture by Elliott who grew up in the area." Read the article in its entirety here.

See also: 

The Washington Post, 05.08.19
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 05.08.19
KSDK, 05.08.19
Alton Telegraph, 05.09.19
The Advocate, 05.10.19