Missing football while the sports world is on pause? Atlanta Falcons can fill the void by throwing it way back to 2007 with some awesome Julio Jones highlights from his 2007 senior season in high school.
Playing at Foley High School in Alabama, Jones looked like a man among boys.
Julio Jones High School Highlights
Jones was the No. 1 WR recruit in the nation in 2008, and for good reason. In addition to dominating on the football field, with stats that included 75 receptions for 1,306 yards and 16 touchdowns in his junior year, he also excelled in other sports.
He was a starter on his school's basketball team and was a standout track athlete, winning state championships in both the long jump and triple jump. There was already a ton of hype behind him when he committed to the University of Alabama.
Jones made an immediate impact for the Crimson tide, catching 58 passes for 924 yards and 4 touchdowns as a true freshman. His big year came as a junior in 2010, however, when he put up 1,133 yards and 7 touchdowns on 78 receptions, earning himself first-round pick status in the 2011 NFL Draft.
The Falcons traded up for Jones, and the move paid off in spades. Julio ranks third among active NFL players with 12,125 receiving yards, and the only two players ahead of him (Jason Witten and Larry Fitzgerald) were drafted in 2003 and 2004 — nearly a decade before Jones. Falcons fans have to be excited about the future of their offense for as long as Jones is holding it down on the outside.
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