Julio Jones is a professional footballer who plays the wide receiver position of the NFL’s Falcons of Atlanta. When he was in high school, he was one of the most versatile athletes of all time playing and excelling in a vast number of different sports. Julio received a 5-star rating, the highest rating an athlete can receive. After finishing high school, he chooses to become a footballer and pursue it as a career. Here’s more on his biography facts, childhood/early life, career and personal life.
Julio Jones Biography Facts
|Full Name:||Quintoris Lopez Jones|
|Born:||February 8, 1989 (age 30 years)|
|Place of Birth:||Foley, Alabama, United States|
|Occupation:||American Football Player|
|Current Team:||Atlanta Falcons|
|Net Worth:||$25 million|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (190cm)|
|Education:||Foley High School; University of Alabama|
|Parents:||Queen Marvis (mother); Father unknown|
|Siblings:||Philip Jones (brother)|
Julio Jones Childhood & Early Life
Julio was birthed on the 8th of February 1989 in a small town called Foley, close to Baldwin County in the state of Alabama. His father left them when he was only five years old, making his mother, Queen Marvis, the sole protector and provider for the family. Julio has an elder brother Philip, and growing up together both of them were very close, even till now Philip still shows up for many of his games.
Julio’s mother worked at a restaurant to provide for her family. When Queen was still pregnant with Julio, the doctors told her it was going to be a girl, this is why she named her baby Quintoris meaning ‘Gladiator’ even before she gave birth to him. When she found out it was a boy, she still maintained the name for him but later nicknamed him ‘Julio’. while Quintoris was in 7th grade. Queen was very strict with her sons, this was because their neighbourhood in which he grew up was violent, and she didn’t want them to get involved with all the violence there.
Julio attended Foley Highschool, and there he showed he was born to be an athlete, participating in more than three sports at a time and excelling tremendously in all of them and left no room for doubt. Julio participated in basketball, football, long jump, high jump, sprint, and also the triple jump in high school. He was a starter in his basketball team, a wide receiver and defensive tackle for his football team. His school went to the Alabama Championship and he was the champion in the high jump and jong jump in 2006–2007 consecutively (two years). He won the Mr. Alabama in track and field event of 2007. Jones was considered a 5-star athlete by Rivals.com and was listed the No. 1 wide receiver of the in the year 2008. That same year, he went live on ESPNU to commit to the Alabama Crisom Trade.
Julio Jones College Career
Julio Jones started as a wide receiver during his freshmen year in College. He was the very first freshman in Crisom trades history to start as a wide receiver and as a season opener. He became a player making great impressions, touching the hearts of fans and players alike, he had 58 receptions, 4 touchdowns, and 142 yards earning him the Second Team All-Freshmen of the year and the SEC Coaches all Second Team.
Julio didn’t stay long in the Crisom Trades as at the end of his Junior year he made an announcement for the NFL. He Passed his NFL combine as the third fastest 40-yard receiver of all the wide receivers present notwithstanding the broken bone he suffered on his foot. He was the 6th overall pick and was selected as the second in the 2011 NFL draft. He thus concluded his College Career, Earning 8 career 100 yards receiving games, the fourth in touchdown games and he was awarded the First-Team All-SEC collection of 2010.
Julio Jones Professional Career
Atlanta Falcons (2011–present)
Jones signed a four-year contract of $16.2 million guaranteed with the Atlanta Falcons. He had also extended his contract for 5 more years for $71.5 million in 2016. Although he is just over two years into that contract, there are talks about reviewing the contract and increasing the payment for the wide receiver, just like that of Antonio Brown that was considered. Although nothing has yet been done to renew, Falcons manager, Dimitroff, has shown confidence that this would soon happen. The Owner of the Falcons Arthur Blank has been heard saying that Julio would be a “Falcon for life.”
Julio plays a great game, picking up several awards and recognition in his career along the way such as the Pro Bowl Team which he has won six times in 2012 and 2014–2018.
Julio Jones Career Highlights, Achievements & Awards
- Pro Bowl (2012, 2014–2018)
- First-team All-Pro (2015, 2016)
- Second-team All-Pro (2017, 2018)
- NFL receiving yards leader (2015, 2018)
- NFL receptions co-leader (2015)
- BCS national champion (2009)
- SEC champion (2009)
- SEC Freshman of the Year (2008)
- First-team All-SEC (2010)
- Second-team All-SEC (2008)
- USA Today High School All-American (2007)
- NFL record of 96.7 average receiving yards per game
Julio Jones Personal Life
There is very little that is known about the personal life of Jones. All his social media accounts are filled with pictures of his games and also inspirational quotes. And apart from his Mother, Queen, and Philip, his brother, there is no mention of a girlfriend past or present, wife or even children and as such, it is unclear if Julio has any.
However, he shares a very close bond with his family, that is why he didn’t move far from home for College but committed to the Crisom Trades of Alabama. Julio also ensures that they are well taken care of as this has been his goal since when he was five years old when his father left, Julio assured his mother not to cry as he was going to be a footballer and that everything is going to be OK later in life for them. Julio had kept his word ever since.
Even though he is with the Falcons, his Mother still makes out time to visit him, and his brother Philip attends most of his Games. His brother was shot in his arm by a witness who was trying to intervene in a squabble he had with a woman. This led to the amputation of his arm. Julio is reported saying that his mother is the most influential person in his life.
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