Instead, tragedy intervened when Jones was involved in a brutal car accident that almost cost him his leg. The crash left him with a broken tibia and fibula, and despite extensive rehab, he failed his Giants physical in 2012 and was released.
Jones decided to pursue a baseball career, which amazingly led him to being drafted by the Cincinnati Reds on Friday in the ninth round, according to NOLA.com. The former LSU and Giants safety now has a chance to make it once again as a prominent professional athlete.
The two-sport star - a pitcher in baseball - was part of two national champions during his time at LSU, winning a football title in 2007 and taking the College World Series in 2009.