Who is Julio Jones?
Julio Jones is an American footballer who was drafted by the National Football League (NFL) in 2011. Before deciding to enter the NFL, he played collegiate football at Alabama University. The Atlanta Falcons finally selected him with the sixth overall choice in the 2011 NFL Draft.
The wide receiver (WR) has been invited to 5 Pro Bowls since joining the Falcons and was named to the NFL All-Rookie Team for the 2011 season. He also owns the NFL record for the most receiving yards averaged each game.
Julio Jones bio
On February 8th, 1989, Quintorris Lopez Jones was born in Foley, Alabama.
When he was just five years old, his father left the household. His mother was severe about keeping him away from the dangerous area where he was raised.
Jones is particularly close to his older brother Phillip, who suffered gunshot wounds in 2014 and lost an arm. He played wide receiver and defensive end for the Lions high school football team while attending Foley High School in Alabama.
Julio Jones career
Jones made the decision to forgo his senior year of college in January 2011 in order to declare for the NFL Draft. In spite of having a broken bone, Jones displayed exceptional performance at the 2011 NFL Combine in February.
In order to advance in the draft and choose him with the sixth choice in the first round, the Atlanta Falcons traded five draft picks to the Cleveland Browns.
His team had a 13-3 record at the start of the 2012 season, which helped them secure the top seed in the NFC for the NFL playoffs. However, they were defeated by the San Francisco 49ers in the championship game.
In 2014, he set a career high with 189 receiving yards on 10 receptions against the Arizona Cardinals, and then improved on it the following week against the Green Bay Packers with 259 yards on 11 grabs.
In their loss to the New England Patriots in a Super Bowl LI rematch, Jones scored his first receiving touchdown of the 2017 campaign.
After an outstanding effort in week 12 that included 12 receptions for 253 receiving yards and two touchdowns, he was named the “NFC Offensive Player of the Week.”
Julio Jones net worth
As of January 2023, Julio Jones’ net worth is $50 Million.