Football at Jackson State University started off this season with a bang, and hasn’t let up since! Deion Sanders has been bringing attention to the program as a coach, Sports Emmy winner, All-American, Pro Bowler and Hall-of-Famer. “Coach Prime” has even recruited at least two 4-star top football recruits, in addition to his own son, to fortify the team. And now, there will be something on wheels to back up the team as well. As of this week, Jackson State University got a shiny new football truck that is decked out in JSU blue and will transport football equipment. Even JSU’s new President Thomas K. Hudson came out for the special occasion. Get the exciting story from the JSU release by Alonda Thomas below!
On Thursday, KLLM Transport Services hosted the 2021 Football Trucks Unveiling Event, which for the first time included a Jackson State University-themed truck. The 18-wheeler proudly features JSU football program greats through the years, including W.C. Gorden, Jackie Slater, Robert Brazile, Lem Barney, Walter Payton and Coach Deion Sanders.
During the event, Athletics Director Ashley Robinson participated in a live remote interview with SuperTalk Mississippi’s statewide radio show, “Sports Talk Mississippi.” He shared that the truck will be used to transport Jackson State’s football equipment and gear to away games. The truck will also be on display at home games for all the local fans to view. KLLM Transport Services is funding the initiative, which will include two drivers for the season.
“I’d like to thank KLLM Transport Services for including Jackson State University on their roster of top universities to participate in this program,” said Robinson. “Our fans will be thrilled to see the JSU Truck crisscrossing the country this season. The imagery truly reflects our program’s motto, ‘Building On Tradition, Blazing New Trails,’ and we thank KLLM for blazing this trail with us.”
Season tickets for fall football season are now on sale at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium ticket office or online through TicketMaster. For more information, visit www.GoJSUTigers.com.