The last time we saw the Baltimore Ravens’ all-purpose threat Jacoby Jones, he was busy shredding the San Francisco 49ers for a Super Bowl record 288 all-purpose yards. The next time we will see him, he will be cutting a rug on “Dancing With The Stars.”
Jones’ moves and speed helped him earn All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors as a return man, as he had the most total returns in the entire NFL last season. He was one of just five players with both a punt and kickoff return for a touchdown. He was the only returner to take two kickoffs to the house and lead the NFL with a robust 30.7 yards per kickoff return. The speedster also chipped in with 406 yards receiving and one touchdown and his four total touchdowns was the second highest total of his career.
Jones took his game to another level in the playoffs, as he registered three total touchdowns in just four games. Not only did he score frequently, his touchdowns came at very opportune times for the Ravens.
Jones’ first career postseason touchdown came in Denver when he reeled in a 70-yard Hail Mary from Joe Flacco with just 31 seconds left in regulation. The score forced overtime in a game the Ravens would ultimately go on to win in double overtime in one of the bigger upsets in recent postseason history.
Jones then took center stage at the Super Bowl as he again reeled in a 56-yard bomb with less than two minutes remaining in the first half for a touchdown. Jones continued his dominance as the second half began, taking the opening kickoff a Super Bowl-record 108 yards for a touchdown.
In regards to dancing, Jones seems like a perfect fit. After his touchdowns this season, Jones flashed his slick moves and had a signature dance. With top-tier speed and crafty dance moves, Jones should fare well in the popular television show.
Considering former football players Emmitt Smith, Hines Ward and Donald Driver have won the competition, while Jerry Rice, Jason Taylor and Warren Sapp all placed second, Jones could continue his personal hot streak and fare very well.
In a competition based on footwork and flash, Jones must be considered a favorite to win the show regardless of his opponents.