JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — As pretty much everyone knows, the Jacksonville Jaguars have the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and it’s a near certainty that the Jags will pick former Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
So of course, Jaguars fans are already getting excited about Lawrence coming to #DUUUVAL aka “Trevor Town.”
Lawrence is getting married in Bluffton, South Carolina on Saturday to his longtime love Marissa Mowry. The two got engaged in July 2020.
The campaign to buy the happy couple a smart toaster began on Friday afternoon on Twitter.
Jags super fan @E_Dilla showed a screenshot from Lawrence and Mowry’s wedding registry online and joked that someone should buy HIM the toaster.
@BoldCityCap then suggested that fans get together and buy them a gift and @E_Dilla volunteered to collect funds for the gift on Venmo and the collection toward the toaster began.
The toaster, which retails for $299.95 from Revolution Cooking, is a 2-Slice High-Speed Smart Toaster that has a touch screen (wow!).
As of 5:30 p.m., @E_Dilla had collected $2,775 -- way beyond what the toaster costs.
One fan suggested that a poll be posted on Twitter at 8 p.m. so everyone could decide on what gift would be purchased.
Then @E_Dilla put up a poll asking if the remaining money should be used for gifts or charity:
I’ll be honest, I knew y’all were wild but I didn’t think y’all were this wild. What if we buy the toaster, maybe another item or two on the list and then donate the rest of the money to a charity that TLaw supports? And we keep donating to the cause?— Dilla (@E_Dilla) April 9, 2021
Then local lawyer John Phillips said that HE bought the toaster and told E_Dilla to use the money collected so far to buy more gifts:
I bought the toaster, so use that for more items. And you can add that to your column. It was sent from #DUUUVAL. Great job as always @E_Dilla. https://t.co/spMSwzizRO— John M. Phillips (@JohnPhillips) April 9, 2021
Even Action Sports Jax Sports Director Brent Martineau got in on the fun:
Jaguars Twitter going to clear out the Trevor Lawrence registry. Welcome to Duuuvallhttps://t.co/vBl34XH8mB— Brent Martineau (@BrentASJax) April 9, 2021
To see the items on the happy couple’s registry, click through the gallery below:
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