The Edwin Jackson Memorial Walk On Tryouts for the spring is scheduled for Aug. 15 at 4 p.m., for Georgia Southern students hoping of joining the Eagle football team.
The tryouts will be held at Allen E. Paulson Stadium, located at 205 Lanier Drive. Georgia Southern students interested in trying out must enter Paulson Stadium through Gate 1 at the corner of Chandler Rd. and Lanier Rd.
All potential walk-on candidates are encouraged to be fully vaccinated prior to the meeting. To be eligible to begin the process, a candidate must be enrolled at Georgia Southern this fall, taking at least 12 hours. Documents required before the tryouts for each student are listed at gseagles.com and must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Aug. 14.
Participants also must meet NCAA eligibility standards and agree and comply with the Georgia Southern and NCAA drug testing policy.
The walk-on process at Georgia Southern is named in honor of Edwin Jackson, who died Feb. 4, 2018 in an auto accident in Indianapolis. Jackson went through the tryout process at GS to earn a spot on the team and worked his way up to eventual starter before moving on to start in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts.