Injured Alabama DB Eddie Jackson earns new title from teammate
Alabama DB Eddie Jackson was unable to suit up and play and against LSU. That didn’t stop him from traveling with the team to Baton Rouge and doing everything he could to help his team win.
“Eddie told us before the game, ‘If this was your last game, how would you play?’” CB Marlon Humphrey said Monday, per Bama OnLine’s Charlie Potter. “We were just out there, he got to crying, saying, ‘Man, I wish I could be out there.’ It means a lot, just coming from him, because, I mean, he came back for his senior year just to come back and get this championship. I’m just playing for him, man, because he wished he could be out there.”
Jackson’s contributions didn’t end in the locker room. On the sidelines, he was like another assistant coach for the Crimson Tide secondary.
“I look over at the sideline, he just reminds me of things during the game,” Humphrey said. “Before the game he was right there in the huddle with us as we were about to go out there on the field in the DB (huddle). I think having him on the sideline is kind of just like an assistant coach to me.”
For more on how Jackson has impacted the secondary while being sidelined, the full article can be read here.