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KLLM, Hudson unveil new JSU football truck

Jackson State University President Thomas K. Hudson and Vice President and Director of Athletics Ashley Robinson helped to unveil the football team’s new 18-wheeler that will be used to transport equipment and gear to away games.

Jackson State University President Thomas K. Hudson and Vice President and Director of Athletics Ashley Robinson helped to unveil the football team’s new 18-wheeler that will be used to transport equipment and gear to away games.

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Behind the steering wheel, Hudson inspects the interior with Robinson. The truck will be on display during home games.

Behind the steering wheel, Hudson inspects the interior with Robinson. The truck will be on display during home games.

On Thursday, KLLM Transport Services hosted the 2021 Football Trucks Unveiling Event, which for the first time included a Jackson State University-themed truck. The 18-wheeler proudly features JSU football program greats through the years, including W.C. Gorden, Jackie Slater, Robert Brazile, Lem Barney, Walter Payton and Coach Deion Sanders.

During the event, Athletics Director Ashley Robinson participated in a live remote interview with SuperTalk Mississippi’s statewide radio show, “Sports Talk Mississippi.” He shared that the truck will be used to transport Jackson State’s football equipment and gear to away games. The truck will also be on display at home games for all the local fans to view. KLLM Transport Services is funding the initiative, which will include two drivers for the season.

“I’d like to thank KLLM Transport Services for including Jackson State University on their roster of top universities to participate in this program,” said Robinson. “Our fans will be thrilled to see the JSU Truck crisscrossing the country this season. The imagery truly reflects our program’s motto, ‘Building On Tradition, Blazing New Trails,’ and we thank KLLM for blazing this trail with us.”

Season tickets for fall football season are now on sale at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium ticket office or online through TicketMaster. For more information, visit www.GoJSUTigers.com.

Hudson and Robinson are flanked by the athletics’ motto.

Hudson and Robinson are flanked by JSU Athletics’ motto.