Good Morning everyone and welcome to Bae Day! (See how catchy that sounds, bae day :-D) As you all know today is Monday and while many people loathe this day, having to shake off their weekend festivities and jump back into the real world of work and responsibilities, you guys know that over at Kontrol Magazine, we can’t wait for Monday to arrive.
Per our usual we are shedding light on one of hottest and flyest in the NFL – Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones!
Born in Foley, Alabama, a career in football seemed to be destined for Julio Jones. During his high school career, Jones quickly achieved recognition from outstanding stats. In his junior year, he caught 75 passes for 1,306 yards and had 16 touchdowns. He participated in the High School Under Armour All-America Game and ran a 4.55-second 40-yard dash at the Baton Rouge Nike camp in May 2007, where he also recorded an event-best 38.6-inch (980 mm) vertical jump.
In January of 2011, Julio Jones decided to skip his senior season of college football. Instead, he chose to declare eligibility for the NFL Draft with teammates Mark Ingram, Greg McElroy, and Marcell Dareus. Julio Jones was later invited to the “All-Star Football Challenge”, a skill contest shown by ESPN on February 4. He excelled at the 2011 NFL Combine, posting the longest long jump and the third fastest 40-yard dash among receivers, despite having a broken bone in his foot.
Julio Jones had proven himself as a force to be reckoned with on the football field. During last nights game against the Green Bay Packers, Julio Jones and the Falcons demolished the competition in a nail biting game. Jones finished with nine catches for 180 yards and two touchdowns.
Written By: Monique C. Tillman