Pensacola native Matt Bush and his family were named winners of the Jaguars "Support the Movement" contest on Facebook. Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who selected the winning photo, started the contest at the beginning of training camp to see how fans are showing their support, and more than 200 photos were submitted.
"I want to congratulate the Bush family for winning," said Jones-Drew, who started the contest on Facebook at the beginning August. "There are no losers in this contest because everybody showed their support for the Jaguars by sending in a photo. I enjoyed looking through all the photos and seeing all the beards and different ideas people came up with. Our locker room is full of beards right now and we appreciate all the support as we get ready for the 2009 season."
The Bush family will receive a Jones-Drew authentic autographed jersey, four club seats to Thursday's game against Washington and the opportunity to meet Jones-Drew prior to the game. The winning photo will also be displayed on the video boards inside the stadium.
Jones-Drew reported to training camp on August 2 sporting a beard that had been growing since early June. Jones-Drew along with an unidentified offensive lineman hatched the plan in the offseason and encouraged all players to follow suit. It was all about 'supporting the movement' according to Jones-Drew.