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 NFL’s 2010s All-Decade Team Offense! pic.twitter.com/Yrd8VshcVU
— NFL (@NFL) April 6, 2020
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.
Jones will enter his 10th season in the fall.
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