From UMHB Football Standout to IFL Hall of Fame Nominee
If you are native to the Central Texas area, you know of the football power that the University of Mary Hardin Baylor is in the NCAA Division III ranks.
With the Crusaders winning the NCAA Division III National Championship two out of the last three seasons, the football team receives much more national recognition then they have in years past.
Back from 2009 to 2012, arguably one of the best football players to ever put on the purple and gold, became a household commodity well known across the country in the NCAA Division III ranks.
The player I'm speaking of is Javicz Jones, and he needs our help! Javicz Jones ended his career at UMHB as the career leader in tackles, and also the leader of the most tackles ever in a season. Jones continued his success at the professional level on the gridiron, as he earned an invite to a Houston Texans rookie camp.
Jones was cut unfortunately, but he made his resurgence in the IFL(Indoor Football League.) Jones flourished as a linebacker in the league with the Texas Revoluton his first year in 2014, and really made his stamp as an Iowa Barnstormer.
As an Iowa Barnstormer, Jones was named the 2017 IFL Defensive Player of the year leading the league with 148 tackles.
In three and a half years as a player in the IFL, Jones has gotten 540 tackles in his time as an IFL linebacker. Those amazing numbers have led to him being one of ten players who are eligible to become a member of the IFL Hall of Fame.
Jones was a member of the All-IFL Second Team in 2014 with the Texas Revolution; amd was named to the 2015, 2017 All-IFL First team in those respective years. Jones mark of 540 tackles ranks third all time in the IFL.
We need the Central Texas area to rally, and vote for Javicz Jones to become a member of the IFL Hall of Fame. Check out the interview above to hear Jones story of how he has reached this status from his battle with Crohn's Disease, injuries, and the drive to never give up.
To send a vote in for Javicz Jones, click the link here and scroll to the bottom of the IFL offical page to vote.
Thank you for time as a UMHB Crusader Javicz, and defintely wish you the best in your future endeavors of JaBeast Health and Fitness.