It was a special day for Aaron Jones on the ‘Frozen Tundra.’ The El Paso native ran wild in the Green Bay Packers’ 31-12 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Lambeau FIeld.
Jones carried the football 15 times for the Packers on his way to a career-high 145 rushing yards and two touchdowns. He also added 27 receiving yards on three receptions. It was Jones’ first career multi-touchdown performance in his young NFL career.
A familiar face in the crowd watching Aaron Jones (@Showtyme_33) run wild at Lambeau Field. Alvin Jones Sr. is a retired Army Command Sgt. Major and was in attendance on #VeteransDay, as his son totals a career-high 145 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns. #GoPackGo #KTSM9Sports pic.twitter.com/6AsbASnq47— Andy Morgan (@AndyMorganTV) November 12, 2018
What made the day even more special was Jones’ father, Alvin Jones Sr., was in attendance on Veterans Day. Alvin is a retired Army Command Sargent Major and has attended most of Jones’ games since he was drafted by the Packers in the 2017 NFL Draft. Alvin even made an appearance on the broadcast.
Aaron Jones, who was nominated for the NFL’s #SaluteToService award said he didn’t tell anyone, but dedicated this game to his parents who have over 5 combined decades of service to this country. So on #VeteransDay, @Showtyme_33 has a game ball to give to his mom & dad. #Packers— Lily Zhao (@LilySZhao) November 12, 2018
Jones was nominated for the NFL Salute to Service Award last week and dedicated his Week 10 performance to both his parents, who have combined for over five decades of service in the United States Army.
The Packers (4-4-1) will play at Seattle on Thursday Night Football.