Category: NFL

NFL star to pay for funeral of Illinois teen football player killed in shooting

VENICE, Ill. — An NFL star running back will pay for the funeral of a teenage football player who died in a shooting in Venice, Ill.

The Dallas Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott will cover the costs for Jaylon McKenzie’s funeral.

A stray bullet killed the 14-year-old following an eighth grade dance last Saturday night.

He was recently featured in Sports Illustrated magazine as one of “six teens who will rule the future in sports.”

A memorial service will be held May 18.

Barton brothers share NFL Draft day experience

SALT LAKE CITY – Jackson and Cody Barton are one year apart and have been competing alongside each other for ever since either one can remember.

Now the former Utes and Brighton High products are off to play professionally, though this time with different teams after both heard their names called at last week’s NFL Draft.

Cody is heading to the Seattle Seahawks while Jackson will head to Indianapolis with the Colts. Morgan Vance caught up with them Wednesday to talk about going through the experience together.