On April 29, 15-year old Jordan Edwards was shot and killed in a car while he was leaving a party. The high school freshman was from Mesquite, Texas, a Dallas suburb.
Edwards’ death was highly controversial given that he had been shot by a police officer. The officer, Roy Oliver, was responding to reports of underage drinking.
On Saturday, a photo surfaced of a personalized Alabama jersey, as well as some other Alabama gear that was sent to Edwards’ family by Alabama coach Nick Saban. Per the tweet below, Edwards dreamed of playing for the Crimson Tide.
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
Oliver was fired from the Balch Springs Police Department after the incident and has since been charged with murder.
The Crimson Tide open their 2017 season in Atlanta against Florida State on Sept. 2.