Unlike many of his fans, Steven Jackson will be at work on Thanksgiving, preparing for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks.
But regardless of his schedule, S-Jax spends as much time as he can with his family.
"We still have to work on the day of Thanksgiving so the first thing is practice and we probably won't get out of the building until 1 or 2 in the afternoon," Steven said. "After that I'm just going to go home and enjoy my family."
Since he'll be working, No. 39 will leave it to the rest of the fam to provide the fixings.
"My mom and Dad are in town from Las Vegas, so they're preparing a dinner," he said. Hopefully I'll be surprised by my sisters and my nieces and nephews coming to visit on Thanksgiving. We typically spend Thanksgiving together, but this year we kind of put it off. Hopefully they surprise me though."
Before the big day, Steven spent part of his week making sure he wasn't the only one that would have a great meal. Steven volunteered on Tuesday at Almost Home in St. Louis helping to provide meals for single mothers and their children in need.
"I get out amongst the community," he said. "I'm going to feed some young women, single parent mothers from the ages of 12 to 19. We hand some food out and then we spend some time with them and talk to them. It’s to show them some of the love and support that sometimes they might not always feel."
Giving back to the community is something that is important to Steven. No. 39 has been blessed with talent and a great job so whenever he can, he's more than happy to give some of his time to those in need.
"I wanted to do that a couple days before Thanksgiving. On the day of, I like to enjoy my family and it allows us to spend time together. But on Monday or Tuesday the week of Thanksgiving I try to give back to the community and show my thankfulness for their support of what I'm doing."
THANKS TO THE FANS
At this Holiday season, it seems everyone talks about what their most thankful for, for Steven, while family and the ability to give back rank high on that list, so do those that support Steven in his endeavors on the football field.
"I'm very thankful for our fans because this has been a rough season. Although we try to go into every year being optimistic, we knew that we were going to have an uphill battle. For our fans to continue to show up to the home games and keep showing that support, it means the world to me personally because we put a lot of hard work in.
Everyone wants to be associated with a winner and it's hard to stick by someone when things are rough. But this year, our fans in St. Louis and all around the nation have been tremendous to us."
Steven is also thankful for the fans that put their faith in him as their fantasy football running back. Those fans show Steven their support and gratitude on Twitter, and he's happy to help them:
"For them to, year in and year out put their faith in me and behind their teams, it means a lot to me. It's pretty cool. I've even had fans offer to pay for my lunch or dinner if they see me because I've helped them win their fantasy football games. To see that your stats can win a whole week for a guy on his fantasy football team, it's pretty cool."
Steven and the Rams stay home for the holiday and they'll host the Seattle Seahawks to conclude the Thanksgiving weekend on Sunday afternoon.
Kickoff from the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. CST and all the action can be seen on Fox.
For a preview of Sunday's game, including exclusive analysis from SJ39 himself, check SJ39.com this Friday.
In the meantime, from Steven Jackson and everyone at SJ39.com, Happy Thanksgiving!