Jones dedicates career game to parents on Veterans Day


Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Jones breaks away for a 67-yard run during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

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.

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.

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.

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