Former Americas and Boise State football standout, Jack Fields, Jr, was shot and killed in an altercation with a sheriff deputy on Thursday night. Fields was 25.
As a standout in high school, was one of a couple players who paved the way for El Paso talent to get recognized at the next level.
Here is a look at his career and more facts about him.
- Fields rushed for nearly 2,500 yards and 25 touchdowns his senior year at Americas. Over his thee years on varsity he totaled 4,751 yards and 49 touchdowns rushing. He was named second team all-state as a senior.
- He went on and played at Boise State from 2012 to 2015 totaling 336 rushing yards and one touchdown.
- He was a two-time Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award and two-time Academic All-Mountain West.
- He was named after his father Rev. Jack Fields, a pastor at Visitors Chapel AME Church in El Paso.
- His brother also played running back for Americas and is currently a running back for UTEP.