Julio Jones has been playing for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL) as a wide receiver (WR) since 2011 after being drafted by the franchise as the 6th overall in the NFL Draft that year. In his eight seasons stay with the Falcons, he has earned first-team All-Pro selection in 2015 after leading the league in receiving yards. He has also been invited to 5 Pro Bowls. Jones has an average of 95.3 receiving yards per game which is still the highest in the history of the NFL.
Before his NFL career, he played college football at Alabama, where he helped the team record an undefeated 14–0 season.
Brief Bio (Age)
Julio Jones’ full name is Quintorris Lopez Jones and he was born on the 8th of February 1989 in Foley, Alabama. He attended Foley High School, Alabama, where he played for the school team both as a wide receiver and a defensive end recording outstanding performances. During his junior days, he recorded sixteen touchdowns, with seventy-five passes, caught for 1,306 yards.
Asides football, Julio Jones also played basketball and was also an amazing track athlete who emerged the 2006-07 ‘Gatorade T&F Athlete of the Year’ in the state of Alabama, he was also named the state champion high jump, long jump and triple jump in 2006 and 2007 respectively.
Jones wasn’t only good at football while in high school, he was equally good at tracks and represented the school in several competitions including the High School Under Armour All-America Game. In 2007, he ran a 4.55-2nd 40-yard dash at the Baton Rouge Nike camp where he made an event-best 38.6-inch (980 mm) in the vertical jump.
Rivals.com projected him as a 5-star recruit, and he was named the nation’s #1 Wide Receiver in 2008. Jones would later announce his decision to join the Alabama Crimson Tide on ESPNU on National Signing Day.
Jones became the first true freshman WR in the history of the Crimson Tide to start in a season opener. He soon became an impact player as well as fans favorite. He ended his first season as the ‘SEC Freshman of the Year’ and was also named to the second team All-SEC and as well as the ‘SEC Coaches’ All-Freshman Team’.
At the end of his college career, he recorded eight career 100-yard receiving games, which is the 2nd in school history and was also named a first-team All-SEC selection in 2010.
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Julio Jones’ NFL Career
After his junior season, he decided to forgo his senior season for the NFL Draft. Despite having a broken bone on his foot, Julio Jones excelled at the NFL Combine recording the longest long jump and taking the 3rd fastest 40-yard dash position among wide receivers in attendance.
Atlanta Falcons selected Jones as the 6th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, this was after trading 5 draft picks to the Cleveland Browns. He became the 2nd wide receiver to be picked that season and one out of 5 Alabama Crimson Tide players to be selected in the 2011 NFL Draft. He had a successful rookie year which ended in him being named to the NFL All-Rookie Team for the 2011 season.
Jones has remained with the Falcons and in his seven seasons with the franchise, he has been privileged to be invited to 5 Pro Bowls, missing only one. Currently, he holds an average of 95.3 receiving yards per game which is still the highest in the history of the NFL. Julio has also been named First-team All-Pro twice in a row (2015 and 2016).
Who Are His Parents?
Julio Jones’ father left home when he was only five years old, thus, Jones was raised single-handedly by his mother, Queen Marvin, who had to work at a fast food restaurant to support herself and her two sons.
When Queen was pregnant with Jones, she was actually expecting a baby girl, thus, she already named the baby Quintorris from the womb but when he turned out to be a boy, she still retained the name. It was when Jones was in the seventh grade that she began to call him Julio, the name which he is popularly known with today. Jones has an older brother Phillip, who lost one arm to gunshot wounds in 2014.
Is Julio Jones Gay? – Girlfriend, Wife
Jones love life remains a mystery so is his sexual orientation. The Falcons’ wide receiver is a very private person who has successfully kept his personal business away from the spotlight for several years.
He doesn’t let out any additional detail about himself online aside his career, so all you get to see on his social media pages and feeds are photos of football, inspirational quotes, and occasional selfies. So no none can ascertain if he is married, single, have a girlfriend or if he is gay and has a partner.
Height And Weight
Jones stands at the height of 1.91 m, (6 feet 3 inches) with an athletic body that weighs 100 kg (220 pounds). His other body measurements are not known.