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Julio Jones lands on NFL’s All-Decade Team for 2010-19

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The honors continue to pile up for Julio Jones. 

On Monday, the National Football League and Pro Football Hall of Fame released the All-Decade Team for 2010-19. Of the names that were chosen for offense, defense and special teams, the former Alabama receiver was one of them. Jones, who was selected at No. 6 overall in the 2011 NFL Draft, has played nine seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. He was one of four wide outs that made the list – joining the trio of Larry Fitzgerald, Antonio Brown and Calvin Johnson.  

The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder has seven 1,000-yard seasons – including six consecutive years of production from 2014-19.

He also has five straight 1,400-yard campaigns from 2014-18. 

Jones was the fastest receiver to 12,000 yards (12,125) and helped Matt Ryan accomplish an MVP season in 2016.

He pushed the franchise to a Super Bowl appearance that year and has been invited to seven NFL Pro Bowls. Once a BCS National Champion for the Crimson Tide, Jones led the league in receiving yards in 2015 (1,871) and 2018 (1,677). He was twice named first-team NFL All-Pro in 2015 and 2016. Since entering the league, he has earned much respect from his peers at the position and opposing defensive backs.

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Jones will enter his 10th season in the fall. 

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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