68 Facts About Julio Jones

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Julio Jones played college football at Alabama, and was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

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Julio Jones is regarded as one of the best receivers of the 2010s.

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Julio Jones broke out the next season, leading the league in receiving yards and co-leading in receptions, both of his statistics ranking top five all-time in a season.

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In 2016, Julio Jones again had a productive year, garnering another All-Pro selection, and helped to lead the Falcons to Super Bowl LI.

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In doing so, Julio Jones was invited to seven Pro Bowls, including six consecutive from 2014 to 2019, was a first-team All-Pro selection twice and was named second-team All-Pro three times.

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On November 11,2018, Julio Jones became the fastest player in NFL history to reach 10,000 career receiving yards.

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On September 15,2019, Julio Jones became the all-time career receiving yards leader for the Falcons.

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On October 5,2020, Julio Jones became the all-time career receptions leader for the Falcons.

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9.

In 2021 after another injury-plagued 2020 season, Julio Jones was traded to the Titans after reported disgruntlement with Atlanta's new front office.

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10.

Julio Jones was born on February 8,1989, as Quintorris Lopez “Julio” Jones in Foley, Alabama.

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Julio Jones attended Foley High School in Foley, Alabama, where he played wide receiver and defensive end for the Lions high school football team.

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Julio Jones participated in the high school Under Armour All-America Game.

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13.

Julio Jones was named All-county selection in 2005,2006, and 2007.

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Julio Jones competed as a sprinter in 2008 and posted a personal-best time of 11.

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On February 6,2008, Julio Jones committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide on National Signing Day, announcing his decision live on ESPNU.

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Julio Jones was selected to the second-team All-SEC, and named as the SEC Freshman of the Year.

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17.

Julio Jones reminds us of a high school version of Michael Irvin, but at this stage Jones is more explosive and faster.

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18.

Julio Jones made the first catch of the game, an 18-yard catch from McElroy.

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19.

Julio Jones's 23-yards receiving led the Tide in the title game, as the passing game struggled.

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20.

Julio Jones started the 2010 season with two games going over 100 yards and three total touchdowns in the first seven games.

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Julio Jones ended his Alabama career second in career receptions and yards in school history and fourth in touchdown catches.

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22.

The Falcons traded five draft picks to the Cleveland Browns to move up into their spot and take Julio Jones, giving up their 27th, 59th, and 124th picks from the 2011 Draft, and their first and fourth-round picks from the 2012 Draft.

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23.

Julio Jones came to terms with the Atlanta Falcons on July 28,2011, signing a four-year contract worth $16.

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24.

Julio Jones's first touchdown was a 50-yard reception from quarterback Matt Ryan in the first quarter, and the second touchdown was an 80-yard reception from Ryan in the second quarter.

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Julio Jones was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team for the 2011 season.

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Julio Jones was ranked 26th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2012.

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The following week, Julio Jones had 11 receptions for 182-yards, including an 81-yard touchdown catch against St Louis Rams.

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Julio Jones started the 2014 season with a seven reception 116-yard performance against the New Orleans Saints at the Georgia Dome.

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Julio Jones was later ranked 13th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2015.

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Julio Jones started the 2015 season against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football.

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In Week 15, against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Julio Jones had nine receptions for 118-yards and two touchdowns.

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32.

Julio Jones had a franchise-record 136 receptions, tying with Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most receptions that season and the third-highest in NFL history; behind Michael Thomas, Cooper Kupp, and Marvin Harrison.

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Julio Jones became the first wide receiver since the Super Bowl started to lead the league in total yards from scrimmage.

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Julio Jones was selected to the 2015 Pro Bowl, the third of his career, and earned first-team All-Pro honors for the first time.

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Julio Jones was ranked by his fellow players as the eighth-best player on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.

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36.

Julio Jones's season is regarded as one of the greatest seasons ever recorded by a wide-receiver.

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37.

Julio Jones was selected to his third consecutive and fourth career Pro Bowl and was named first-team All-Pro for the second consecutive year.

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38.

Julio Jones was ranked third by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017 as the highest-ranked wide receiver.

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39.

In Week 7, in a loss to the New England Patriots in a Super Bowl LI rematch, Julio Jones recorded his first receiving touchdown of the 2017 season, a one-yard reception from Ryan.

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Julio Jones became the first player in NFL history with three games with at least 250 receiving yards and the tenth to record three games with at least 200.

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Julio Jones was later named to second-team All-Pro for the first time in his career.

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42.

Julio Jones was targeted in the endzone on the Falcons' final offensive play but failed to catch it.

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43.

Julio Jones was ranked fourth by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.

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In Week 9 against the Washington Redskins, Julio Jones caught seven passes for 121-yards and his first receiving touchdown of the season.

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45.

In Week 10, against the Cleveland Browns, Julio Jones recorded seven receptions for 107-yards and a touchdown.

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46.

In that game, Julio Jones became the fastest player in NFL history to reach 10,000 career receiving yards, accomplishing the feat in 104 games, beating out Calvin Johnson who took 115 games.

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In Week 14, against the Green Bay Packers, Julio Jones had eight receptions for 106-yards and two touchdowns.

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Julio Jones eclipsed 1,400 yards and became the first player in NFL history to register five consecutive seasons with at least 1,400 yards.

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49.

On December 18,2018, Julio Jones was named to his sixth Pro Bowl, which he declined due to injury.

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Julio Jones was later named to another second-team All-Pro after the season.

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Julio Jones was ranked ninth by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2019.

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On September 7,2019, Julio Jones signed a three-year, $66 million extension with $64 million guaranteed, making him the highest-paid wide receiver in the league at the time.

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In Week 4, Julio Jones became the fastest player in NFL history to reach 11,000 career receiving yards, doing so in 115 games, beating out Calvin Johnson who took 127 games.

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Julio Jones had to miss the Week 12 game against the New Orleans Saints due to a shoulder injury.

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Julio Jones scored four of those touchdowns in the his first three games, but didn't score another touchdown for nine games, and didn't score another touchdown for the rest of the season from that point.

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However, Julio Jones still finished 26th out of all qualified receivers in that category.

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57.

Julio Jones finished second in the league in receiving yards and sixth in receptions.

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58.

Julio Jones earned his seventh career nomination to the Pro Bowl and second-team All-Pro, but he elected not to go.

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Julio Jones was ranked 11th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2020.

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In that game, Julio Jones became the Falcons all-time career receptions leader, surpassing the record previously set by Roddy White.

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61.

Julio Jones was inactive for the 2020 season's final four games.

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62.

On May 22,2021, a photo of Julio Jones wearing a Dallas Cowboys sweatshirt made him the subject of trade rumors on social media.

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Julio Jones told Sharpe that he had no desire to be a Cowboy and that he wanted to play for a winning organization.

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Julio Jones was ranked 29th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2021.

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65.

Julio Jones was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury on November 13,2021.

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66.

Since Week 2, Julio Jones didn't have a game where he posted more than 60-yards receiving or more than five receptions.

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67.

On July 27,2022, Julio Jones signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Julio Jones's most impressive catch was a 48 yard reception where he recorded a speed of 20.

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