Jonathan Jones, former Auburn CB, receives NFLPA honor after multiple charity events
Jonathan Jones was honored by the NFLPA for multiple charity events he was a part of this week. The former Auburn cornerback, now a member of the New England Patriots, was selected as the Week 12 NFLPA Community MVP.
Jones held a tailgate at Auburn to combat food insecurity and hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for 250 kids in Boston.
Jones explains that his status as a pro athlete carries the responsibility to give back not just for holidays but throughout the year.
“It’s an honor being selected as the NFLPA’s Community MVP recipient,” Jones said. “My foundation, the Jonathan Jones Next Step Foundation, has pillars of education, mentorship and building practical life skills. As a professional athlete, it’s important for me to serve the communities that I am playing in.”
The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Jones has tallied 27 solo tackles, 2 forced fumbles, 3 interceptions, and 8 pass deflections this season. Through 7 seasons in the NFL, the 2-time Super Bowl champion has amassed 233 solo tackles, 8 forced fumbles, and 10 interceptions.
While at Auburn, Jones recorded 129 tackles and 7 interceptions during his 4 seasons. Jones was a back-to-back Second-team All-SEC selection.