El Paso’s Aaron Jones Flashes 9-1-5/EP Strong in Career Day Monday Night Football Game
The Green Bay Packers got their first dub Monday night (9/20), and El Paso's Aaron Jones got his first TD. And his second. And third, and fourth.
The Detroit Lions game was Jones’ first home game since his father Alvin Jones Sr. passed away in April from COVID-19. Sadly, after the second trip to the end zone, Jones lost the chain he wears containing his father’s ashes. More on that in a bit.
The former UTEP Miners running back had another career night for the Pack scoring once on the ground and three times on the receiving end of an Aaron Rogers pass. The last time a Packers running back caught three touchdowns in a game was in 1942.
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It was after his third score that the Burgess High alum flashed the numbers 9, 1, and 5 with his hands and flexed his bicep in homage to his hometown.
Jones, who has flashed both El Paso’s area code and the UTEP picks up sign in celebration after scoring TD's since his 2017 rookie season, added the bicep flex signifying ‘El Paso Strong’ after the August 3 Walmart mass shooting.
Honoring His Father
The city of the 915 wasn’t the only thing Jones paid homage to after scoring. After his first and second TD, Aaron honored his late father, who he shared a special and close relationship with.
After the first score, Jones pointed toward the sky (heaven) in tribute. He flashed the gold chain he wears containing some of his father’s ashes at the camera after the second, later revealing in a post-game interview he thinks the chain was accidently yanked off sometime after that.