Whenever we talk about American football, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Walter Payton are some of the names that pop in our mind. However, today we are here to talk about another legend Julio Jones and his amazing career.
Jones as the player for Atlanta Falcons is one of the very talented and hard working football players and his unbelievable football skills can be often seen in his performances. Because of his constant hard work, passion, and dedication to the game, Jones has successfully established himself as one of the highest paid players. His annual salary is as high as $12 million while his estimated net worth is $25 million. Isn’t that huge? Read more about his career and awards.
Julio Jones began his career as a footballer with Foley Lions football group. He did 75 goes for 1,306 yards, and 16 touchdowns for his team during his year as a junior player. In fact, even rivals.com designated him as a five-star enroll. In 2008, Jones was even recorded as the top wide receiver in the country. Jones later played for the Alabama Crimson Tide while in the college.
In school, he resolved to play for the Alabama Crimson Tide. While he was still with the team, he was even entitled as the Sporting News Freshman of the Year as well as Second-group All-SEC in 2008 as he made records of 78 catches and 7 touchdowns.
He avoided his senior year for the team and proclaimed his qualification for NFL Draft in 2011. During the 2011 NFL Draft, Jones was picked as the first round, sixth general pick by the Atlanta Falcons. He signed a four-year-long contract with Atlanta in 2011 for worth $16.2 million.
Jones was named Gatorade T&F Athlete of the Year in Alabama in the past and was a USA Today High School All-American at Foley High School. In 2009, he won SEC championship and in 2010 he won BCS National Championship.
In 2012 and 2014, Jones was named to the Pro Bowl. Following this, he became the NFC Receiving Yards Leader in 2014. He was ranked #13 in the Top 100 Players of 2015 and holds the Falcons All-time Single Season Record in Receiving Yards with 1,593.
Julio Jones doing his catch
Source: Cloudfront sports grid
Jones has been awarded various times because of his work as a footballer. In 2008, he won AP SEC Freshman of the Year, Sporting News SEC Freshman of the Year, Sporting News All-Freshman Team, AP Second Team All-SEC and SEC Coaches' All-Freshman Team.
The following years, Jones won Preseason All-SEC Coaches Football Team award, Playboy Preseason All-American Team award, SEC Championship, 2010 BCS National Championship, AP All-SEC Team Award, Coaches' All-SEC Team award and AP All-American Team Award.
Julio Jones lives in a huge mansion in Buford, Georgie. He purchased the dream house for $1.25 million in April 2013.
Julio Jones car collection
Looking at his hard-work, we can say that Jones deserves each penny of his huge net worth of $25 million.