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Billy Horschel pledges to match Trevor Lawrence donation to Feeding Northeast Florida

On Sunday, the projected No. 1 overall pick thanked Jaguars fans for wedding gifts, pledged additional $20K donation to Jacksonville charities

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — (Editor's Note: The video above is from January 2021)

UPDATE (1:45 p.m., April 19, 2021): Professional golfer and Jacksonville resident Billy Horschel has joined in on the "toaster fundraiser phenomenon" in Duval County. The former Florida Gator tweeted at future Jacksonville Jaguar quarterback Trevor Lawrence Monday, letting him know that if Feeding Northeast Florida is one of the charities Lawrence chooses to direct his charitable donation to, Horschel will match the amount.

"My wife and I have supported [Feeding Northeast Florida] since 2014 and are passionate about helping to make Northeast Florida food secure," Horschel said in part.

One week after Jaguars fans raised over $10,000 for Trevor Lawrence's wedding registry and a subsequent, charitable donation, the projected No. 1 overall pick spoke directly to Jaguars fans for the first time. 

"Thank you, Jaguars fans. We really appreciate the wedding gifts and donations for charities of our choice!," Lawrence tweeted Sunday. "In addition to the donations, Marissa and I  will also be donating $20K to charities in Jacksonville. Thanks again, we hope to be a part of your community soon."

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Lawrence and his high school sweetheart, Marissa Mowry, were married in Bluffton, South Carolina, on April 10. After several Jaguars fans discovered the couple's wedding registry online, fans joined together to purchase a $300 high-end toaster for the newlyweds. When that monetary total was exceeded within minutes, fans, led by Bold City Brigade member Eric Dillard (@E_Dilla) joined forces with local attorney John Phillips and Folio Weekly to raise even more funds for the charity of the Lawrence's choice.

Between Urban Meyer's interview with NBC's Peter King, in which he was forward in the Jaguars "heading towards" drafting Lawrence, to this thank-you from Lawrence himself: the Jaguars are not hiding their interest in the former Clemson quarterback. 

And he isn't hiding his interest in Jacksonville either.