CORAL GABLES (CBSMiami) – The Miami Hurricanes football team may be unfairly labeled ‘convicts’ thanks to a 30-year-old novelty t-shirt, but the current squad would be considered anything but.READ MORE: CBS4 Exclusive: Former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel Calls Scot Peterson's Press Conference On His Deposition 'Fictional'
Demetrius Jackson, a mainstay on the Hurricanes defense, is one of several players that is very involved in community service.
Jackson, a redshirt junior defensive lineman, held a Thanksgiving turkey giveaway on Monday at two schools in Overtown. He did it through his program Young Men of Tomorrow.READ MORE: Miami Beach City Commission Unanimously Approves Dedicating Baseball Field After Surfside Condo Collapse Victim Manny LaFont
Jackson and several Hurricanes teammates were at Phillis Wheatley Elementry School and Horace Mann Middle School, handing out turkeys and other Thanksgiving food to needy families.
Jackson, who had surgery last week after suffering a season-ending injury just days before, did not let his sore knee stop him from giving back to the community he grew up in.MORE NEWS: Parkland Parent Max Schachter Donates $25,000 To Marjory Stoneman Douglas Orchestra To ‘Keep Alex's Memory Alive’
He was joined by Hurricanes teammates Kendrick Norton, Pat Bethel, Trent Harris, Chad Thomas and Chris Herndon for the event.