Thomas Jones Chasing Greatness Part 3: Beyond the Gridiron

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Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl running back Thomas Jones is well on his way to a sixth consecutive 1,000-yard season. However, the 5'10", 220-pound beastly ball carrier has his eyes set on bigger goals, most notably a Super Bowl championship. The Chiefs are reinforcing their position atop the AFC West each week, making Jones' goal that much more attainable.

The third installment of Chasing Greatness highlights Jones' abilities off the field, most notably in the academic realm. With an early and forceful emphasis on acquiring knowledge and fostering intelligence, his parents set the stage for Jones and his brother Julius to excel both on the field and in the classroom.

Watch the episode above to see how Jones' school-first way of life affected his career and college decision.


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Topics: FOOTBALL | THOMAS JONES | RUNNING | CHAMPIONSHIP | PRO BOWL | KANSAS CITY CHIEFS