An NFL participant designed superior on his guarantee to choose an 11th-quality university student with unique demands to her superior college promenade.
Don Jones, a free of charge security on the San Francisco 49ers, returned to his house point out of Alabama to take 18-12 months-previous Lindsey Preston — who has Down syndrome — to the major dance at Lawrence County Superior Faculty in Moulton. Preston’s mom, Kristi Martin, arrived at out to the NFL participant nevertheless Jones’ mom, an aide to special needs students at the school, in accordance to Al.com.
While Martin requested Jones if he desired to go to the dance with Preston very last 12 months, his schedule with the group held him from attending. But Jones promised her he would do it “no subject what” this 12 months, and he lived up to his term.
“Lindsey often stayed in speak to with me and the relatives,” Jones told WBRC. “Her mom requested me to go to promenade with her very last 12 months so I informed her I would be far more than happy to.”
Subsequent promenade custom, in advance of they headed to the dance Friday night time, 27-12 months-previous Jones and Preston posed for cute photographs that showcased Jones in a dapper black accommodate, and Preston in an tasteful black costume. Unnecessary to say, the duo had been the most well-known visitors of the night time.
“All of the men adopted me close to all night time and I was just happy I could dance and set smiles on the kid’s faces,” Jones informed the news station.
Some 6,000 young children are born with Down syndrome each year in the United States, in accordance to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Jones performed soccer for Arkansas Point out in advance of he was chosen by the Miami Dolphins in the seventh spherical of the 2013 draft. Due to the fact then, he has been signed by the New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Cleveland Browns, and the Houston Texans, in advance of becoming a member of the 49ers very last 12 months.
With the 49ers even now a handful of months out from the commence of the NFL’s preseason—with their new participant, Richard Sherman—it looks like Jones was capable to have a entertaining night time out on the city.
“Anything I can do to make some little ones smile, I would be far more than prepared to do,” Jones informed WBRC. “I feel the most entertaining was all of the men, I confirmed the men about five or six new dance moves.”