Steven Jackson has always been especially grateful for the fans that support him.
So after he and the St. Louis Rams put the 2011 season in the books, Steven wanted to give back for that support. Thus, the Steven Jackson Facebook Thank You Giveaway was born. The contest was promoted to SJ39’s nearly 200,000 social media followers.
To enter you simply had to Like Steven’s Fan page on Facebook and fill out an entry form. The contest winner was Scott LaGraff of Nacogdoches, Texas. Scott will receive a throwback Steven Jackson Rams jersey and a pair of game cleats worn by No. 39.
Scott, 45, is an Associate Professor in The School of Music at Stephen F. Austin State University, where he teaches Voice and sings Opera.
Scott has been a Rams for most of his life and has followed Steven since the beginning of his Rams career in 2004. Since then, Scott has taken notice of the way SJ leads his teammates.
“I’ve been a Rams fan since 1977 and a fan of Steven’s since he joined the team,” Scott said. “My appreciation of him has really grown in the last few years, however, as he has been such a bright spot on a struggling team.”
Scott said that as a longtime Rams fan, he admires SJ39’s commitment to the team and that he has never quit on St. Louis, no matter how much adversity the team has faced.
“I like that he has never thrown his teammates or coaches under the bus despite the losing seasons; that he has never stopped playing his hardest–no matter the record, no matter the score,” Scott said. “It takes a lot of character, integrity, and commitment to play as Steven has in the midst of the circumstances this team has faced and I greatly respect him for it. I hope he is rewarded soon for all he has given to this team.”
Congratulations Scott and a special thanks to all that entered for their continued support of SJ39!