Jordan Edwards never got the opportunity to live out his dream of playing football for the University of Alabama.
Edwards, 15, was the victim in a highly controversial shooting in Balch Springs, Texas on April 29. When UA coach Nick Saban heard that Edwards’ dream school was Alabama, he sent the family a care package, including a personalized jersey.
Very cool of Nick Saban & Alabama to send this to the family of Jordan Edwards. His dream was to play for the Tide. pic.twitter.com/ne3kEz4yBe
— Jasmine (@JasmineLWatkins) June 17, 2017
Edwards was killed when Dallas County Sheriff officer Roy D. Oliver II fired into a car of teenagers, Edwards’ brothers, leaving a party in the Dallas suburb. Oliver was responding to reports of underage drinking at said party.
Police initially said the car was backing toward Oliver when he fired, but a review of body cam footage found that after backing…