Since the NFL moved kickoffs to the 35-yard line, touchbacks have increased significantly, making it extremely hard for returners to try and run the ball back for a touchdown. That update doesn’t phase Jacoby Jones. As far as the Baltimore Ravens’ wide receiver is concerned, as soon as he gets the opportunity to return one, best believe he’s taking it all the way.
Jones is best known as a kick return specialist for his quick speed, agility, and ability to squeeze through special teams defenses for a touchdown. He’s responsible for the NFL’s second-longest kick return (108 yards), and is the only player to score a receiving touchdown and a return touchdown in the Super Bowl.
When Jones isn’t cutting up the defense on the field he’s cutting up the dance floor. He recently competed on Season 16 of the popular TV show Dancing With the Stars. He partnered with Season 13 winner Karina Smirnoff and performed numerous dances including the salsa, waltz, tango, and many more. The duo went on to reach the finals.
Jacoby is now focused on helping the Baltimore Ravens close out their 8-6 season. With their remaining schedule looking tough—they play the Patriots on Sunday, it will be interesting to see how Jones and the former Super Bowl champs play on this difficult road to the postseason.