Ezekiel Elliott has a heart of gold.
The Dallas Cowboys baller has stepped up to cover the funeral expenses of Jaylon McKenzie, the 14-year-old college football prospect, who was killed over the weekend by a stray bullet.
Jaylon had attended a house party in Venice, Illinois on Saturday night when a disturbance broke out just before midnight.
He walked outside to leave the party when he was struck by a stray bullet. Jaylon and a 15-year-old girl were rushed to the hospital where he died a short time later.
The girl is in critical condition.
The 14-year-old from Belleville, Illinois, was an eighth-grader who already had college offers from the University of Missouri and University of Illinois.
He was featured in the Future Issue of Sports Illustrated in November 2018 along with five other teen sports stars. He wanted to be a pro star in California, playing for either the Los Angeles Rams or Chargers.
Ezekiel Elliott was touched by the news of Jaylon’s passing and felt compelled to reach out to his family to help them during this difficult time.
Jaylon’s mother, Sukeena Gunner, spoke with the Belleville News-Democrat about Zeke helping out.
For him to reach out to me was unbelievable. Jaylon loved Ezekiel Elliott. He talked about him all the time.
Just for him to reach out to me and help me in this difficult time leaves me speechless.
God bless, Zeke and my love, prayers and sincerest condolences to the Jaylon’s family.