He excelled at Lane College, as well as in the 2007 NFL draft the Houston Texans picked Jones in the 3rd round. In the year 2012, he helped lead the Baltimore Ravens to victory at Super Bowl XLVII. But the naturally talented Jones instantly took to his new sport, and within the span of his final couple of years at Abramson he played both receiver and defensive back because of his school’s football team.
Ready to play football, nevertheless, Jones transferred the subsequent year to Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee, where he split time between his track obligations as well as the football squad. At Lane, Jones shone as a multisport star—even joining the school’s basketball team for the 2005-06 season. In summer time of 2006, Jones made a decision to commit only to football, a choice that paid off that fall when he was named the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player.
He’s also the sole player in SIAC history to be named All SIAC at three places (punt returner, kickoff returner and receiver). In the 2007 NFL draft, the Houston Texans picked the 6-foot-2 Jones in the 3rd round. His career in Houston proved to be a difficult matter. While a feasible element of the team’s offense and special teams play, he also acquired a reputation for dropping the football.
Because of this, during his five seasons in Houston, Jones became a goal of disgruntled fans. That offseason, the Texans released the receiver. Jones got another pro life in May 2012, when the Baltimore Ravens signed him to a contract. In the playoffs, Jones continued his popular play. The Ravens went to win the match in overtime and after that got the better of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the AFC title game.
Playing in his home city of New Orleans, Jones helped guide the Ravens into a Super Bowl triumph over the San Francisco 49ers in 2012 (at Super Bowl XLVII). In the match, Jones returned the opening kickoff in the 2nd half for 108 yards—the longest kickoff return in Super Bowl history. “I can not describe it,” the elated Jones said after the triumph. “We got the W. I got the W in the home, and, Monday morning, I am headed to my second house, which is Baltimore, and bring that triumph.”
After the Ravens’ Super Bowl success and Jones’s newfound star, the receiver signed on for the 16th season of Dancing with the Stars. Looking to become the fourth NFL player to win the contest, Jones finished third with his partner, Karina Smirnoff. Yet, on the length of the season, Jones enhanced significantly as a dancer, earning respect in the show’s judges.
“It is not where you begin, as you understand. It is where you end,” judge Carrie Ann Inaba said after Jones wrapped up his final dancing. “And tonight, yet again, you’ve got shown why you’re still here. You’re a champ. That has been the dancing of a winner.”