'Canes in the Community

'Canes in the Community

Hurricanes defensive end Demetrius Jackson with teammates and kids from Phillis Wheatley Elementary
By Christy Cabrera Chirinos

Hurricanes defensive end Demetrius Jackson with teammates and kids from Phillis Wheatley Elementary

'Canes in the Community

By Christy Cabrera Chirinos
Demetrius Jackson, joined by Hurricanes teammates, hand out turkeys at his childhood elementary school.

Getting in and out of the car wasn’t exactly comfortable. Neither was navigating the crowded school hallway or handling the heavy boxes full of frozen turkeys and canned goods he’d bought with the money his foundation had been raising for weeks.

But even a week removed from season-ending knee surgery, Miami Hurricanes defensive end Demetrius Jackson wasn’t about to break a promise he had made to his community.

And so, with help from his Miami teammates Chris Herndon, Kendrick Norton, Trent Harris, Pat Bethel and Chad Thomas — who also played alongside him at Miami’s Booker T. Washington High School — Jackson returned to Miami’s Phillis Wheatley Elementary. And just blocks from his childhood home in Overtown, Jackson handed out more than a dozen turkeys to students and their families.

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Story from the Sun-Suntinel  |  By Christy Cabrera Chirinos