It was under the West Texas lights on cool Friday nights that Aaron Jones got his early recognition as a stellar football player at Burges High School.
The young star then committed to the University of Texas at El Paso and dazzled audiences with his speed and performance. As the school’s premier running back, he ran for 4,114 yards in his collegiate career, which is still the most for a UTEP player.
Now Jones takes handoffs from a future Hall of Fame quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, for the Green Bay Packers and is quickly making a name for himself in the NFL. There’s even talk about him making the Pro Bowl, which would be a grand honor.
Jones is quick to recognize his hometown and Alma Mater. Every time he scores a touchdown, he flashes a 915 with his hands.
Off the field, Jones remains a friendly face to all and involved in the community. He visits Burges and UTEP. And last year, he paid a visit to Las Palmas Medical Center with his brother, Alvin, to bring cheer to patients.
Jones also made headlines last May when he came to the aid of a woman at the Appleton International Airport in Wisconsin. The woman needed assistance with her bags and a push for her wheelchair, and Jones stepped up to help. A fellow traveler photographed the act and tweeted the image, which went viral on the internet.