Julio Jones
American football player, wide receiver
Julio Jones
Quintorris Lopez "Julio" Jones is an American football wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Falcons with the sixth overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football for the Alabama Crimson Tide. During his sophomore season with Alabama in 2009, he helped lead the Tide to an undefeated 14-0 season including a victory in the 2010 BCS National Championship Game.
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Swami Sez: Chris Berman's Super Bowl LI pick
ABC News - 24 days
Chris Berman has taken his Swami Sez NFL picks segment, seen on SportsCenter, to ESPN Chalk this season. He gives his favorite picks against the spread here with some further analysis. Playoff record ATS: 4-6? Regular-season record ATS: 51-32 New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons I can't believe this is my 35th Super Bowl, but I think we're in for one of the better ones I've covered. The headlining offense in this one is Atlanta, which scored 540 points (eighth-most in NFL history) this season -- and 80 more in two playoff games. Matt Ryan has been playing like an MVP, and I expect him to have a good game. The moment won't be too big for him. I know Bill Belichick likes to take away the opposing team's best offensive weapon, but I'm not sure the Patriots will be able to stop Julio Jones. He's a beast and...
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Julio Jones: The Anti-Diva as Receiver
Wall Street Journal - 26 days
The Falcons receiver is an anomaly, a megastar seemingly content sharing the spotlight and the ball with his fellow teammates.
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Julio Jones, Star Falcons Receiver, Shakes Off Cornerbacks and Celebrity
NYTimes - 28 days
While Steelers receiver Antonio Brown has become famous off the field, Jones seems to have little use for notice beyond football.
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With this young and improving defense, the Atlanta Falcons could be contenders for a while - Yahoo Sports
Google News - 29 days
Yahoo Sports With this young and improving defense, the Atlanta Falcons could be contenders for a while Yahoo Sports They might back it back to another Super Bowl sometime soon because of their defense. Defenses this young aren't supposed to end their season in the Super Bowl. The Falcons start four rookies, if you count slot cornerback Brian Poole and his nine starts. Pats' defense has erased top targets, but can they limit Julio Jones?ESPN (blog) Julio Jones, Alex Mack limited Monday, will do more in coming daysNBCSports.com York outlines timeline for hiring new 49ers coach, GMComcast SportsNet Bay Area NJ.com -Gwinnettdailypost.com -Dothan Eagle -The Daily Herald all 69 news articles »
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Falcons receiver Jones back at practice as Super Bowl looms
Yahoo News - about 1 month
The Atlanta Falcons' Super Bowl preparations got a boost on Friday as star wide receiver Julio Jones returned to limited participation in practice after being sidelined by a sprained toe. Falcons coach Dan Quinn said earlier in the week that he would rest both Jones and center Alex Mack this week as the team readies to meet the New England Patriots in the NFL's championship extravaganza in Houston on February 5. Jones practiced Friday and Mack, nursing a left fibula injury, remained sidelined.
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NFL report: Julio Jones misses another practice but vows to play in Falcons' game against Packers
LATimes - about 1 month
Atlanta Falcons All-Pro receiver Julio Jones missed his second day of practice Thursday because a sprained left toe. He said it's no big deal. Jones is confident he will be ready Sunday when Atlanta faces Green Bay in the NFC championship game.  In the fourth quarter of last week's win over Seattle,...
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Biggest questions headed into NFL conference title games - ESPN
Google News - about 1 month
ESPN Biggest questions headed into NFL conference title games ESPN Herm Edwards breaks down what the Steelers have been doing effectively through their first two playoff wins. (1:21). Facebook · Twitter · Facebook Messenger · Pinterest · Email; comment. 8:00 AM ET. Dan GrazianoESPN Staff Writer. Close. Joined ESPN in ... NFL Playoffs: Julio Jones will be ready for FalconsFOXSports.com NFL Power Rankings: Julio? Le'Veon? Ranking the 20 most important non-QBs left in playoffsYahoo Sports NFL's final four features two QB duelsChicago Tribune CBSSports.com -Bleacher Report -Sports Illustrated -NFL.com all 228 news articles »
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Falcons: Julio Jones Will Be Ready to Go in NFC Championship
ABC News - about 1 month
Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn says All-Pro receiver Julio Jones will play in the NFC championship game despite a lingering foot injury that limited him during a divisional-round victory over Seattle
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Matt Ryan might be an MVP ... 'Champion' is the real test - ESPN
Google News - about 2 months
ESPN Matt Ryan might be an MVP ... 'Champion' is the real test ESPN Falcons QB Matt Ryan shares his insights on his touchdown pass to Julio Jones, praises the play of Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman and how he felt about receiving MVP chants from the home crowd in Atlanta's win over Seattle. (0:46). Facebook ... Matt Ryan-Shanahan bond on display as Falcons rip SeahawksNFL.com Matt Ryan makes the Falcons look nearly unstoppable in rout of SeahawksSports Illustrated Seahawks couldn't come back from costly penalty in loss to FalconsUSA TODAY CBSSports.com -CBS Local -The Seattle Times -Newsday all 1,773 news articles »
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Jones still not 100 percent for Falcons
Fox News - 2 months
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Receiver Julio Jones doubts he'll be at full capacity when the playoff-bound Atlanta Falcons end the regular season against New Orleans.
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Atlanta Falcons Dominate Despite Loss of Star Receiver
NYTimes - 2 months
Although Julio Jones is out with a sprained toe, the Falcons have won two straight lopsided victories.
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The NFL's scariest offenses to defend
ABC News - 2 months
The NFL is loaded with high-powered talent on the offensive side of the ball, but which units scare opposing defensive coordinators the most when they set the game plan? And which players, outside of the quarterback position, do you have to stop in order to slow these offenses down? Today, let's dig deep into the five scariest offenses in the league. From the Cowboys' physicality up front to the Falcons' big-play passing attack, here are the five NFL offenses that give defenses consistent problems on game day. Atlanta Falcons Points per game rank:?1st |? Yards per play rank:?1st Who you have to stop: WR Julio Jones Jones is the most complete wide receiver in the game, a rare combination of speed, size and route-running ability at all three levels of the field. This season, Jones has produced 1,253 yards receiving (despite missing the past two games) and is averaging a. ...
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Falcons star receiver Julio Jones inactive against the Rams
LATimes - 3 months
Live coverage: Falcons lead the Rams, 14-0, in the second quarter Dec. 11, 2016, 2:12 p.m. Follow along for updates throughout the game from Lindsey Thiry. SCORING SUMMARY First quarter: Falcons WR Justin Hardy catches a three-yard pass for a touchdown (Falcons 7, Rams 0)Second quarter:Falcons...
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Quarterback Ryan shines as Falcons thump Buccaneers 43-28
Yahoo News - 4 months
(The Sports Xchange) - Matt Ryan threw for 344 yards and four touchdowns, leading the Atlanta Falcons to an easy 43-28 road win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Florida on Thursday. Atlanta (6-3) trailed 14-13 in the second quarter, but led at the half and pulled away in the third quarter, when Ryan was near-perfect, going 11-for-12 for 146 yards, with touchdown passes to fullback Patrick DiMarco and receiver Julio Jones. The Buccaneers (3-5), who gave up 626 yards of total offense in a loss to the Raiders last Sunday, gave up 461 to the Falcons as they continue to struggle, especially against the passing game.
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Quinn to send no-PI call play to NFL for review - ESPN
Google News - 4 months
ESPN Quinn to send no-PI call play to NFL for review ESPN Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn, who was "ticked'' when no pass interference call was made after Richard Sherman grabbed Julio Jones in the final minutes of Sunday's 26-24 loss at Seattle, told ESPN he plans to send the play into the NFL for review. The Falcons and Seahawks made the NFL fun again on SundaySB Nation Quinn tells Falcons to move on after narrow loss at Seattle (Oct 17, 2016)FOXSports.com Michael Bennett on Falcons player's low block: 'You're a little [expletive]'CBSSports.com Atlanta Journal Constitution -The Seattle Times -AtlantaFalcons.com (blog) -MyNorthwest.com all 820 news articles »
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"Unflappable" Dan Quinn Brings First-Place Falcons To Seattle To Face Former Team - Seahawks.com
Google News - 5 months
Seahawks.com "Unflappable" Dan Quinn Brings First-Place Falcons To Seattle To Face Former Team Seahawks.com NFL Network's Kim Jones talks about how Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones will fair this weekend against the Seattle Seahawks Legion of Boom. Watch. Video. 2017 Sea Gal Christian Swimsuit Calendar Shoot. Posted about 5 hours ago. Go behind ... ON FOOTBALL: NFL haves and have-nots already showing upWashington Post Falcons defense vs. the Seahawks offense: who wins?The Falcoholic Keys to Victory: Falcons at SeahawksAtlantaFalcons.com (blog) Sporting News -ESPN (blog) -Atlanta Journal Constitution -CBSSports.com all 86 news articles »
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Julio Jones
  • 2016
    Age 27
    In week 4 of the 2016 season, Jones caught 12 passes for a Falcons record 300 yards and a touchdown in a win over the Carolina Panthers.
    More Details Hide Details This made Jones the 6th player in NFL history ever have at least 300 receiving yards in a game. In addition, Matt Ryan also threw for 503 passing yard, making them the first QB-WR duo to accomplish such a feat in a single NFL game. (500+ passing, 300+ receiving)
  • 2015
    Age 26
    He was selected to the 2015 Pro Bowl, the third of his career, and earned first-team All-Pro honors.
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    He ended the 2015 NFL season with 1,871 yards, a Falcons franchise record and the second-highest in NFL history, behind Calvin Johnson (1,964 receiving yards in 2012.) He also had a franchise record 136 receptions, tying with Antonio Brown for the most receptions that season.
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    On August 29, 2015, the Falcons signed Jones to a 5-year, $71.5 million extension with $47 million guaranteed.
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  • 2014
    Age 25
    On November 30, 2014, week 13 in the NFL season, Jones set a new personal high in receiving yards with 189 on 10 pass receptions.
    More Details Hide Details The following week on Monday Night Football (December 8, 2014) he once again broke his single game receiving record, racking up 259 yards against the Green Bay Packers.
    On April 29, 2014, the Atlanta Falcons accepted the fifth-year option of Jones' rookie contract, extending his obligations with the team through the 2015 season.
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  • 2013
    Age 24
    On October 9, 2013, it was announced that Jones would be out for the rest of the season after fracturing his foot in the week 5 Monday night loss to the New York Jets.
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  • 2012
    Age 23
    In 2012, Julio had 79 receptions for 1,198 yards, caught 10 touchdowns, and was selected for the 2013 Pro Bowl – his first Pro Bowl nomination.
    More Details Hide Details Jones and fellow receiver Roddy White were the first 1,000-yard receiving tandem the Falcons have had since 1998. The team finished the season with a 13-3 record and earned the top seed in the NFC for the NFL playoffs. In the divisional playoff game versus the Seattle Seahawks, Jones recorded his first career interception on the last play of the game defending a Hail Mary pass attempt.
  • 2011
    Age 22
    He recorded his first NFL touchdown on Week 9 of the 2011 season, against the Indianapolis Colts.
    More Details Hide Details He finished the season leading all rookies in touchdown receptions with 8, while his 54 receptions for 959 yards ranked him second among rookies in yardage and touchdowns, behind A. J. Green and third in catches behind Green and Greg Little.
    Jones came to terms with the Falcons on July 28, 2011, signing a four-year contract worth $16.2 million, all of which was guaranteed.
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    Atlanta traded five draft picks to the Cleveland Browns to move up into their spot and take Jones, giving up their 27th, 59th, and 124th picks from the 2011 draft, and their first and fourth round picks from the 2012 draft.
    More Details Hide Details Jones wears number 11, in tribute to the year he was drafted into the NFL.
    The Atlanta Falcons selected Jones with the sixth overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft.
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    He excelled at the 2011 NFL Combine, posting the longest long jump and the third fastest 40-yard dash among receivers, despite having a broken bone in his foot.
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    On January 7, 2011, Jones decided to skip his senior season of college football.
    More Details Hide Details Instead, he chose to declare eligibility for the NFL Draft with teammates Mark Ingram, Greg McElroy, and Marcell Dareus. Jones was later invited to the "All-Star Football Challenge", a skill contest shown by ESPN on February 4.
  • 2010
    Age 21
    Jones was a first-team All-SEC selection in 2010.
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    The Crimson Tide won the game 32–13, earning a chance to play for the BCS National Championship in the 2010 title game against the Texas Longhorns.
    More Details Hide Details His 23 yards receiving led the Tide in the title game, as the passing game struggled. However, the running game again took over, and led Alabama to a 37–21 victory. Jones ended his Junior campaign with an Alabama record 78 catches and 1,133 yards along with seven touchdowns (fourth in school history). He also had eight rushes for 135 yards and two touchdowns along with five punt returns for 44 yards and five kickoff returns for 129 yards. Jones ended his Alabama career second in career receptions (179) and yards (2,653) in school history and fourth in touchdown catches (15). He had eight career 100-yard receiving games (second in school history).
  • 2009
    Age 20
    After experiencing what some writers called a "sophomore slump", Jones's production increased during the second half of the 2009 season.
    More Details Hide Details In a rivalry game against LSU, Jones had his first 100–yard performance of the season. He finished with four catches for 102 yards, including a 73–yard game winning touchdown in Alabama's 24–15 victory. In the annual Iron Bowl game against rival Auburn, Jones was instrumental in capping a come-from-behind victory, catching three crucial third-down passes in an 8-minute, 80 yard drive that fans call "The Drive" to set up Roy Upchurch's game-winning touchdown in the waning minutes of the 4th quarter. Alabama continued through the regular season undefeated at 12–0, working their way to a SEC Championship matchup with the Florida Gators. Jones made the first catch of the game, an 18–yard catch from McElroy.
    Jones and Alabama again opened their season at the Georgia Dome, this time facing Virginia Tech for the 2009 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.
    More Details Hide Details However, the Crimson Tide's rushing game dominated the game, led by eventual Heisman Trophy winner and teammate, Mark Ingram. Jones finished the game with four receptions for 46 yards, with Alabama winning the game 34–24. His first touchdown of the season would not come until the end of September, as the Tide routed the Arkansas Razorbacks 35–7 in Tuscaloosa. Jones caught a 50–yard touchdown pass from quarterback Greg McElroy, coming from a trick play, to put Alabama up 14–0 midway through the first quarter. He would finish the game with two catches for 65 yards.
    Preceding the 2009 football season, Julio Jones was voted to the All-SEC Coaches' Football Team (first team), one of only four players to be voted such unanimously (along with Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, Tennessee safety Eric Berry and LSU offensive lineman Ciron Black).
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  • 2008
    Age 19
    In the 2008 SEC Championship Game, Jones caught five passes for 124 yards versus a talented Florida Gators secondary.
    More Details Hide Details In the first quarter, Jones caught a 64–yard pass which set up the Crimson Tide's first score of the game. However, Alabama fell to #2 Florida 31–20, giving the Crimson Tide their first loss of the year. On December 8, the Southeastern Conference announced the annual All-SEC first team, second team, and individual awards, as voted by the Associated Press. Jones was named to the second team All-SEC, SEC Freshman of the Year, and the SEC Coaches' All-Freshman Team. Jones finished the regular season with 58 receptions, 924 yards, and four touchdowns. His performance in only his freshman year drew comparisons to NFL greats. ESPN.com reported, "This guy is a unique, rare prospect for the wide receiver position with his supreme blend of size, power, speed and agility. He reminds us of a high school version of Michael Irvin, but at this stage Jones is more explosive and faster." An NFL scout put Jones in the same category as Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who at the time was the second-leading receiver in the NFL.
    In the first of three years on the Crimson Tide, Jones quickly became an impact player and fan favorite. Jones became the first true freshman receiver to start in a season opener for the Crimson Tide, as he started against the Clemson Tigers in the 2008 Chick-fil-A College Kickoff.
    More Details Hide Details In the game, Jones caught four passes for 28 yards and a touchdown in a 34–10 rout. In a 41–30 win over the #3 ranked Georgia Bulldogs, Jones had a breakout performance as he caught five passes for 94 yards, including a 22–yard touchdown reception from John Parker Wilson. His first 100–yard receiving game occurred in the annual rivalry game versus Tennessee, as Jones had six receptions for 103 yards en route to a 29–9 victory. However, two weeks later versus #16 LSU, Jones topped his previous performance with 7 catches for 128 yards. His 23–yard reception in overtime set up a game-winning touchdown by John Parker Wilson, giving Alabama a 27–21 victory.
    On February 6, 2008, Jones ended all speculation and committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide on National Signing Day, announcing his decision live on ESPNU.
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    Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Jones was listed as the No. 1 wide receiver in the nation in 2008.
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    He also competed as a sprinter in 2008, and posted a personal-best time of 11.13 seconds in the 100-meter dash at the Class 6A Section 1 Meet, where he placed second.
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  • 2007
    Age 18
    He won Mr. Alabama Track & Field athlete of the year in 2007.
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    He was the state champion in the high jump (6-6 or 1.98m) during the 2007 indoor season.
    More Details Hide Details He was named All-county selection in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
  • 2006
    Age 17
    He was named the 2006-07 Gatorade T&F Athlete of the Year in the state of Alabama.
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    In addition to football, Jones was also a starter on the basketball team and was a standout track athlete. He was the state champion in the long jump (24-2 or 7.40m) and triple jump (47-5 or 14.52m) in both 2006 and 2007.
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  • 2004
    Age 15
    Jones attended Foley High School in Foley, Alabama, where he played wide receiver and defensive end for the Foley Lions high school football team from 2004–2007.
    More Details Hide Details During his high school career, Jones quickly achieved recognition from outstanding statistics. In his junior year, he caught 75 passes for 1,306 yards and had 16 touchdowns. He participated in the High School Under Armour All-America Game and ran a 4.55-second 40-yard dash at the Baton Rouge Nike camp in May 2007, where he also recorded an event-best vertical jump.
  • 1989
    Age 0
    Born on February 3, 1989.
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