Jaylen Waddle partnered with Raising Canes to support First Responders and Front Line workers in Houston

Jaylen Waddle on the field before 2020 CFP title game versus Ohio State
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Before signing contracts to become multi-millionaires, Mac Jones, Landon Dickerson, and Jaylen Waddle are all helping people in different communities.

On Monday, Waddle and his marketing team, GSE Worldwide, partnered with Raising Canes to support First Responders and Front Line workers in Houston, Texas.

As a Houston native, Waddle was a star athlete at Houston Episcopal. He arrived at the University of Alabama as a four-star in the 2018 signing class and became a household name.

The 5-foot-10, 182-pounder was special at wide receiver and on special teams. He totaled 106 catches for 1,999 yards receiving and 17 touchdowns in 34 games.

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Despite an ankle injury in 2020, Waddle returned for the Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game and had an impact versus Ohio State. He had two career punt return touchdowns and returned a 98-yard kickoff for a score against Auburn in 2019. In giving back to Houston, the first 150 First Responders/Front Line workers that showed their ID at Raising Canes received a free box combo. With the Coronavirus pandemic and inclement weather that affected Texas last week, Waddle wanted to be a source of healing for his hometown. Residents of Houston and Tide fans are proud of him and look forward to seeing where he lands in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Currently, Waddle projects as a first-rounder.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith

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