Since his high school days, Steven Jackson has been paving a path for Las Vegas area players to the NFL. Now the field where Steven’s journey began will bear his name.

Eldorado High School in Las Vegas, Nevada has renamed its field, Steven R. Jackson Field in honor of the NFL star, who attended the high school from 1997 to 2001.

Eldorado High in Las Vegas, Steven's alma mater, has named their field in SJ39's honor.

In four years on the varsity squad SJ rushed for 6,396 career yards with 81 touchdowns, and led the Sundevils to the 2000 Las Vegas State Championship game. The success at Eldorado earned Steven a scholarship to Oregon State University, which he turned into an NFL career.

In addition to being an outstanding athlete at Eldorado, Steven was a scholar student. Last June, Steven returned to Eldorado to give the commencement speech at the school’s graduation ceremony. This year, they decided to reward one of the school’s great role models by naming the field in his honor. He was moved by the dedication:

“Very blessed and humbled to have Eldorado High School (LV) rename the football field in my honor,” Steven said. “THANK YOU ELDORADO!”