He earned all-conference honors for his offensive prowess, but he also played safety, where he was rated a three-star prospect by
Still, Jones felt his future was on the offensive side of the ball, and he expected that he would continue to play running back in college. His dad was a hurdler for Purdue and Jones himself earned an Illinois state title in the hurdles for Plano High.
Primarily an outside linebacker during his final year at Northwestern, he’s moved to the middle spot in the Dallas scheme.“I’ve been learning a whole new defense and getting acclimated to the situation,” Jones said.
“Before, I had two calls I made to my defensive end and that was about it.
But he and his mother, Shawn-Daria, made an agreement.
She signed him up to play football, but the list was long.
Jones’ baseball coach knew the kind of athlete he was and recommended him to the football coaches.
Soon enough, he was out on the field in pads.“And I loved it,” Jones said. I got to use my speed and show my athleticism, so it was great.”As a senior at Plano High School, Jones went on to rush for 710 yards and earn 328 receiving yards while totaling 13 touchdowns overall in just eight games.
When he’s not out on the field or in meetings, you can find him buried in the playbook.“My wife has helped me with (studying).And oh, by the way, he got married to his high school sweetheart, Amber, midway through college, and last season, as a fifth-year senior, he welcomed his baby daughter into the world, Scarlette.“It wasn’t easy, not at all,” said Jones. And then having a wife and having a child at the end, it was a lot. For us, at Northwestern, the academic system and the tutor system we have, there was no way that we shouldn’t graduate.It was impossible for us to fail, to be honest with you.”That intelligence and determination, though, is now helping Jones in his battle to make the Cowboys roster this season.oh yep, context:semantic quickie (for those in hurry, still below their daily shovelling quota)pictorial quickie (for those near their daily 100% shovelling quota)overview (comrade - your daily shovelling quota exceeded?)This "hero" has suspiciously white-privilege-looking hair, not to mention being male-privileged. Did xe/ze/whatze disclose xes/zes/whatsis preferred gender identity and pronouns?
“She hated me, thought I was annoying, but I worked my way up the line.