INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As former Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano and general manager Chris Ballard attended Edwin Jackson’s funeral in Atlanta on Monday, team owner Jim Irsay announced he was donating $25,000 to establish the Edwin Jackson Memorial Scholarship in memory of the former linebacker.
Jackson and his Uber driver, Jeffrey Monroe, were both killed in a traffic accident Feb. 4.
Irsay issued a statement Monday calling Jackson a “wonderful young man” who is already missed and that he wants to honor Jackson’s memory, determination, work ethic and character with the scholarship. He is working with Jackson’s family to establish guidelines for a scholarship that will be awarded annually.
It will be separate from other scholarships awarded by the Indianapolis Colts Foundation.
“That smile, that amazing smile — God he could light up a room,” Pagano wrote on Twitter, honoring Jackson. “And the energy and passion and fire and juice and love and determination and drive and dedication seeped out of this young man.”
Ballard remembered Jackson as the guy who introduced himself every day after he…