The Jones boys are a lethal combination

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Three young men coming from Endicott, New York by the name of “Jones” are somewhat of an anomaly in the fact that they are brothers and are all professional athletes. Arthur Jones of the Baltimore Ravens, Jon “Bones” Jones UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, and the youngest Chandler Jones who was just drafted in the 1st round of the 2012 NFL draft by the New England Patriots. What a happening for one small town, and what a great thing for one family. The sons of Arthur Jones Jr. and Camille Jones these young men are doing great things for themselves and their family.

Let me start off with the oldest Jones, Arthur Willis Jones III was a high school wrestler and football player at Union-Endicott High School. In his senior year he helped lead Union to a Section IV Championship. The two sport standout decided to attend Syracuse University over Pittsburgh and Rutgers. He was picked to the Second Team All Big East in 2007 and First Team All Big East in 2008 and 2009. Arthur earned a degree in Communications and Rhetorical Studies. He was considered one of the better defensive tackles going into the 2010 NFL Draft. Arthur has good size for the NFL at 6ft. 3in. and 313lbs. He was chosen in the fifth round by the Baltimore Ravens in that draft. He is currently on the active roster. He has become a defensive end with the Ravens. As of the end of the 2011 NFL season Jones has recorded 20 tackles. Only time will tell how far his career in the NFL will go, but with his two brothers being pro athletes also there is a lot of competition to push themselves to greater heights.

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The brother in the middle of the pack in probably the most well known brother of the three is Jon “Bones” Jones the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Jon was a great high school wrestler and state champion and he was also a junior college champion. Jon decided to leave college and follow a career in Mixed Martial Arts where he has become somewhat of a prodigy in the sport. He has only lost one fight in his MMA career and that was a disqualification in a fight against Matt Hamill that he was clearly winning. When Jon won the title from Mauricio “Shogun” Rua when he was only 23 years 242 days old, he was the youngest champion in UFC history. Since then he has defended his title against Lyoto Machida, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and “Suga” Rashad Evans all former champions. Jon is considered one of the best “pound for pound” fighters in the world today. He is 6ft. 4in. and 205lbs. With all the tools at his disposal Jon can go down as the best fighter in UFC history.

The youngest of the three brothers is Chandler Jones who also played his college football at the University of Syracuse. He was selected to the 2011 All Big East team. He only played in seven games in his junior season at Syracuse. He decided to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft. The New England Patriots chose him with the 21st pick overall in the first round. His NFL career is just getting started, but he has a bright future ahead of him. He has two very big influences on him as a person and as an athlete. We all know who they are.

The Jones boys are making their family, friends, and fans proud of them. These young men exemplify what is good in the younger generation of athletes coming up in the ranks today. All three are great role models and young men that their parents can be proud of.

Mike Samuels is a writer for TSB and can be contacted at MSamuels@TheSportsBlitz.com

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One Response to The Jones boys are a lethal combination

  1. Covia says:

    Bass ass gifted brothers.

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