Aaron Jones (running back)
Aaron LaRae Jones is an American football running back for the Green Bay Packers. He played college football for the UTEP Miners from 2013 to 2016. He was drafted by the Packers in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Jones holds the school records for rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, receptions, and receiving touchdowns.
About Aaron Jones (running back) in brief
Aaron LaRae Jones is an American football running back for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He played college football for the UTEP Miners from 2013 to 2016. He was drafted by the Packers in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Jones holds the record for most rushing yards in a career, season, and all-purpose game. He has three of the school’s 10 longest rushing plays, including the 91-yard record against Texas Tech. Jones was born in Savannah, Georgia to Vurgess and Alvin Jones Sr., two career non-commissioned officers in the US Army. He and his twin brother Alvin Jr., older brother Xavier, and sister Chelsirae moved around often living in Germany, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and near the Mexican border due to their parents’ postings. His father retired before his senior year and started a marketing company to jump-start the recruiting process for his sons. He had a three-star composite rating from 247Sports.com. Jones is a member of the Texas Rangers and the El Paso Elks. He is also a part of the San Antonio Spurs and the Texas A&M Aggies football teams.
He attended and played high school football for Burges High School in El Paso, Texas. Jones has a twin brother, Alvin Jr., and an older brother, Xavier, who also plays football. He also has a sister, Chelsierae, who plays for the University of Texas at El Paso. Jones played for the Texas Longhorns and Texas Tech Red Raiders during his junior and senior seasons. He holds the school records for rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, receptions, and receiving touchdowns in his high school and college career. Jones also has the school record for the most rushing touchdowns in a season, with four in his final game against North Texas on November 15, 2014. He finished his final collegiate season with 1,773 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns. In his finale collegiate game, a win over North Texas, he had 301 rushingyards and four rushing touchdown, second only to Fred Wendt’s 326 yards in 1948 in school history. His career scored 240 points is 4th all time, 2nd all time and 2nd among non-kickers.