The Atlanta Falcons remained the NFL’s only undefeated team by beating the Dallas Cowboys 19-13 on Sunday night, and former Foley High School standout Julio Jones again played a big part in the Atlanta attack. Jones, a wide receiver who played at Alabama in college, caught five passes for 129 yards against the Cowboys. His receptions included a 38-yarder that he made even though Dallas cornerback Morris Claiborne was flagged on interference on the play. Jones also had catches of 48, 20, 18 and 5 yards.
Atlanta wide receiver Julio Jones of Foley provided the highlights for the Coastal Alabamians playing in the NFL on Sunday. The former Alabama standout was targeted only five times by Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan on a blustery day in Philadelphia, but Jones caught all five passes for 123 yards and one touchdown as the Falcons stayed undefeated with a 30-17 victory over the Eagles.
Former Alabama star Julio Jones opened the second NFL preseason of his career with a bang, hauling in six catches for 109 yards, including one spectacular touchdown, in a losing effort for the Atlanta Falcons who fell 17-31 to the Baltimore Ravens. Jones’ impressive performance was highlighted by an amazing one-handed touchdown grab that could qualify as the first must-see play of the 2012 NFL season. Check out video of Jones’ amazing catch.
Rookies are not the only Atlanta Falcons players going through their first minicamp this week. This also is the first offseason program for such second-year players as receiver Julio Jones and running back Jacquizz Rodgers, who had no minicamp o…
Nick Saban and his staff are working to land the signature of the nation’s best wide receiver in the hopes that he could have a Julio Jones-like impact on the Tide offense.
TUSCALOOSA – It was the University of Alabama’s 2008 signing class that attracted the limelight and produced such star players as Julio Jones, Mark Ingram, Dont’a Hightower, Mark Barron and Marcell Dareus. But the class that preceded it, in 2007, also had a strong hand in Alabama’s rise from a two-year stretch of .500 football (13-13 from 2006-2007) to one of the nation’s elite programs. Members from both classes will be honored on Senior Day Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. But it’s the fifth-year seniors such as wide receiver Brandon Gibson who have been with the Crimson Tide from the very beginning of the Nick Saban era as part of the 2007 class.
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Perhaps for the first time this season, Alabama truly missed Julio Jones on Saturday night. As a sophomore two years ago, the star receiver caught a game-changing 73-yard touchdown pass that helped Alabama rally in the fourth quarter for a 24-15 victory over LSU.
In the past three years against Arkansas, nine of the Crimson Tide’s 12 offensive touchdowns came on plays of 20 yards or more. Six of those scores exceeded 50 yards: Mark Ingram’s 54-yard run in 2010; Trent Richardson’s 52-yard run, Julio Jones’ 50-yard catch and Marquis Maze’s 80-yard catch in 2009; and Glen Coffee’s 87-yard run and Roy Upchurch’s 62-yard run in 2008. Meanwhile, Arkansas in three years has scored just five touchdowns on Alabama, only one of which came from 20 yards or more. Ronnie Wingo had a 43-yard touchdown catch in last year’s game, which Arkansas led 20-7 before losing 24-20. Arkansas picked up chunks of yards last season, but lacked a consistent running game and threw some timely interceptions. The Razorbacks have converted only 22 percent of their third downs in the series’ past three games.
Alabama coach Nick Saban says wide receiver Duron Carter isn’t likely to play this season. Saban said Wednesday the highly touted junior college transfer and former Ohio State player will probably have to redshirt. Saban says Alabama hasn’t received and might not receive ”one piece of information” on Carter. Without it, he says Carter would have to live there for a year to be eligible.
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – After three years of Julio Jones leading Alabama’s wide receivers, the group senses opportunities to shine. Darius Hanks, a senior receiver, said Tuesday that Jones’ move to the NFL has allowed other receivers to become targets. “We’ve got a great bunch this year, I feel like,” Hanks said. “I feel like all eyes were on Julio last year. But this year I feel like we’re all equal in the group, from (Marquis) Maze all the way down to the bottom. We’ve got a great bunch of receivers.”
Alabama Crimson Tide Zone Poll Question.
2. LB Cornelius Bennett (Buffalo Bills), 1987 3. DT Marcell Dareus (Buffalo Bills), 2011 3. OL Chris Samuels (Washington Redskins), 2000 4. OL John Hannah (New England Patriots), 1973 4. DL Jon Hand (Indianapolis Colts), 1986 4. LB Derrick Thomas [...]