Julio Jones Named To All-Decade Team
The Pro Football Hall-of-Fame announced its All-Decade team for the 2010s yesterday and only one former Alabama player earned recognition. Julio Jones was selected as one of four wide receivers to the All-Decade team. Jones was accompanied by Calvin Johnson, Antonio Brown and Larry Fitzgerald at the wide receiver position.
The Atlanta Falcons traded up several positions in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft to select Jones with the sixth pick overall. He has made the Pro Bowl seven times in his career so far. Jones has made the First Team All-Pro team two times in his career and made the Second Team All-Pro team three times.
He has led the NFL in receiving yards in two seasons (2015, 2018) and he has tied for the most receptions in a season in one year (2015). The great receiver out of Foley, Alabama has gone over 1,000 yards receiving in seven of his nine NFL seasons. He has 12,125 yards receiving in the decade and is the career receiving yards leader in Falcons franchise history. Jones was the fastest receiver in NFL history to reach 10,000 yards.
Jones has caught 57 touchdowns in his nine year career which is good for second all time in Falcons franchise history, he is six touchdowns behind Roddy White for the lead.
At just 31-years old Jones has four more years left on his current contract. He has earned $114 million in his career so far.