VIDEO: Remembering When Julio Jones Laid a Huge Hit on a Defender to Prevent an Interception

Max Staley
Video of Julio Jones hitting Jeff Heath is an awesome throwback.
Video of Julio Jones hitting Jeff Heath is an awesome throwback. / Youtube/YessimSuavee

Julio Jones can do it all. He's arguably the best all-around wide receiver in the league, as he excels in all facets of the position — downfield plays, intermediate routes and running after the catch. And in a pinch, it seems like Julio is also an excellent defender.

Atlanta Falcons fans have to love seeing this type of effort from the seven-time Pro Bowler. On an overthrow from Matt Ryan, Jones absolutely lays the wood on Dallas Cowboys safety Jeff Heath and prevented an interception.

That was quite a consequential play, as Atlanta would go on to kick a field goal on that drive to take a 6-3 lead into halftime.

The Falcons would ultimately go on to lose this one in the fourth quarter, but this play from Jones proves just how competitive he really is. That level of tenacity shows exactly why Jones is such a historic talent.

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