Julio Jones is a professional American football player. He last played in the National Football League for the Tennessee Titans. Prior to that, he played for the Atlanta Falcons from 2011 to 2020. He is a seven-time Pro Bowler and he was also named to the First-team All-Pro twice and the Second-team All-Pro, three times. In 2015 and 2018, Jones led the league in receiving yards.

Player Profile, High School, and College Career

Quintorris Lopez “Julio” Jones Jr. was born on February 3, 1989, in Foley, Alabama. He stands 191 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 100 kg. He attended Foley High School where he was a wide receiver and defensive end. He also played basketball and was a triple jump and long jump state champion.

In 2008, he was rated as the top wide receiver in the country and a five-star recruit. He then played for the Alabama Crimson Tides where he recorded 179 career receptions, 2,653 yards, and 15 touchdown catches.

Position Wide Receiver
Height / weight 1.91 m / 100 kg
Born 8 Feb 1989
Nationality United States United States
Nickname Julio
Team History
Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans 2021 - 2022
Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons 2011 - 2020

Professional Career

Jones declared eligibility for the 2011 NFL Draft and was the overall sixth pick of the Atlanta Falcons. Over the last four games of his rookie season, he was able to record 6 touchdowns and 393 receiving yards. In the 2012 season, he placed 26th on the NFL Top 100 Players. He also finished with 10 touchdowns and 79 receptions for 1,198 yards.

While he suffered from an injury in the 2013 season, he was still ranked 76th out of 458 players in receiving yards. Jones was able to record 104 receptions for 1,593 yards in 2014. By the next season, he placed 13th on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2015. With a stellar season performance under his belt, he also gained a franchise record and second-highest record in the league with 1,871 yards.

In the 2016 season, Jones recorded 6 touchdowns and 83 receptions for 1,409 yards. On the 2017 NFL Top 100 Players, he was the highest-ranked wide receiver and third overall. Jones also recorded 3 receiving touchdowns and 88 receptions for 1,444 receiving yards.

Starting the season as the NFL’s top 4 players, he was the only player to average more than 100 receiving yards per game. He recorded eight receiving touchdowns and 113 receptions for 1,677 yards.

He was named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in 2012. Then from 2014 to 2019, he kept getting selected to play in the Pro Bowl, bringing his total to seven times. Jones was also named to the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team.

2020 was an injury-plagued season for Jones but at the end of the year, he was still ranked No.21 in the NFL Top 100 Players of 2021.

In 2021, he was traded to the Tennessee Titans. They released him from his contract in March 2022.

Career Highlights:

  • 2015, 2016 - First-team All-Pro
  • 2017–2019 - Second-team All-Pro
  • 2012, 2014–2019 - Pro Bow
  • 2015, 2018 - NFL receiving yardsleader
  • 2015 - NFL receptions co-leader
  • NFL 2010s All-Decade Team
  • 2009 - BCS national champion
  • 2008 - SEC Freshman of the Year
  • 2010 - First-team All-SEC
  • 2008 - Second-team All-SEC

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