Felix Jones runs back home to help kids
By Adam LaCour
“I was born in Oklahoma City, but was raised in Tulsa,” said Dallas Cowboys running back Felix Jones. During his football career at Booker T. Washington High School, he rushed for 2,282 yards and had 48 touchdowns.
He led his squad to a 13-1 record and was runner-up in the 5A high school state championship game, according to the NFL’s website.
Jones continued his career at the University of Arkansas where during his freshman season in 2005, he finished second in the nation in kick-off returns and was named All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com.
The agile running back was a first-round draft pick in the 2008 NFL season. In his first season, he ran a 98-yard kick return against the Philadelphia Eagles. Jones became the first rookie in the Cowboys’ 48-year history to score in each of his first three games according to one of Jones’ websites.
“Felix Jones has hosted the MVP Weekend since 2009 and has raised more than $75,000 for inner-city youth programs, serving more than 300 inner-city youth,” said Mia Fleming, MVP Weekend Coordinator.
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