Last week, the tragic news came down that Mason-Clark Middle School football player Jaylon McKenzie was shot and killed by a stray bullet at a party.
The eighth grade football phenom was said to be walking outside of the party after a fight broke out when he was hit by a stray bullet, according to his heartbroken mother, Sukeena Gunner.
Ezekiel Elliott now wants to ease some of the pain for the family who has to bury their loved one.
The Dallas Cowboys running back is offering to pay for all funeral costs. McKenzie’s mother, Sukeena Gunner, told Erin O’Neill-Hayes of 5 On Your Side that Elliott reached out to the family after hearing about her son’s death.
“She also said three other NFL players have had their people reach out too, two of which want to remain anonymous.
Elliott was born in St. Louis and attended John Burroughs School in Ladue.
Elliott is one of the players Jaylon would constantly watch to improve his own skills, his mom said.”
At age 13, Jaylon was featured in Sports Illustrated as one of the “six teens who will rule the future in sports.”
The 14-year-old was said to already being offered college scholarships from University of Missouri and University of Illinois.
Funeral arrangements are still being finalized.
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