James Jones: From Homeless to Super Bowl
Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones was once a homeless adolescent, hopping from shelter to shelter. Now, Jones is a crucial part of the receiving corps for Aaron Rodgers and the NFC champion Packers.
At the age of five, Jones went to his mother and told her he’d one day play in the Super Bowl. That dream has come true for both Jones and his mother.
Jones moved in with his paternal grandmother during his freshman year of high school, excelling in both football and basketball.
He played so well that he was offered a scholarship to San Jose State, where he became a standout at receiver. After a tremendous senior season, Jones was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the third-round of the 2007 NFL Draft.
Since then, he has not looked back, catching two touchdowns in the playoffs this season. On Feb. 6, Jones hopes to come up big against a Pittsburgh defense ranked first in the NFL and make his family proud of his achievements.
“They have supported me through my entire career, they supported me throughout my childhood and all that stuff. I play this game for them,” said Jones.