DeSean Jackson is a native of Los Angeles but has always claimed Philadelphia as his second home.
Jackson returned to the Eagles this offseason in a trade from Tampa Bay and is looking to leave his imprints on the city by hosting a free youth football camp on Saturday for hundreds of kids in North Philadelphia:
🏈 @DeSeanJackson11 holding his football camp today in North Philly free of charge 👍🏼— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) June 8, 2019
"I am very blessed and fortunate to be back in Philadelphia and I feel it’s my responsibility to give back. This is about helping the community and inspiring our youth to strive for greatness” pic.twitter.com/ImvCIvx4kj
The Eagles star wide out has been in a giving mindset since the passing of his friend and fellow Los Angeles native, Nipsey Hussle. Jackson has visited inner-city schools and sent the better portion of the weekend giving back to the city he calls his “second home.”
DeSean Jackson last night went around North Philly giving food to the homeless— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) June 9, 2019
“We’ve got some free food for y’all”
DeSean says he has matured since he was let go by Eagles 5 years ago. He loves being back in Philly #Eagles
🎥 @DeSeanJackson11 pic.twitter.com/SwoaU5w9kM
👏 Eagles WR DeSean Jackson Feeding the Homeless in Philly Tonight!@DeSeanJackson11 randomly stopped on this street in Kensington to provide food for those in need— Jeff Skversky 6abc (@JeffSkversky) June 9, 2019
📸 via @DeSeanJackson11 @6abc @Eagles #DeSeanJackson #Eagles pic.twitter.com/1pCPUyVr8K
Much respect for D Jax!