NFL star to pay for funeral of 8th grade football player

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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will pay for the funeral of a teenage football player who died in a shooting last weekend.

Jaylon McKenzie was hit by a bullet after an eighth grade dance in Belleville, Illinois on a Saturday night.

Related: Shooting kills college football player, injures Giants’ pick

The 14-year-old wanted to be a star football player and was recently featured in Sports Illustrated as one of the ‘Six teens who will rule the future in sports.’

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