Ed Jasper was a sixth-round pick of the Eagles in 1997 and spent two years in Philadelphia, six years in Atlanta, and one year in Oakland. Jasper, a defensive lineman in the NFL for nine years, has passed away at the age of 49.

In 2002, Jasper had one of his best seasons, starting all 16 games for a Falcons club that made the playoffs. Jasper got the Aggie Heart Award in 1996 during his undergraduate career at Texas A&M, which is given to the senior who goes above and beyond in practice and games.

As a defensive lineman, Jasper was noted for his aggressive play on the field and his pleasant, friendly demeanor off it. Jasper was a colossus, both physically and in terms of stature in the Troup area. Troup athletic director John Eastman paid tribute to the late star in a statement.

Ed was a tremendous asset to the Troup community. Ed and his brother Shane (president of the Troup ISD school board) have a tremendous compassion for the school and the community. It is a loss for our school and community. He will be missed.

Friends on Facebook and Twitter posted “Gone too soon.” The reason of death has not been revealed. Our team from Thirsty sends heartfelt condolences to his family and loved one. RIP.

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