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Super Example: Chris Jones and the Houston Hilltoppers

Houston native Chris Jones is playing in the Super Bowl for the Kansas Chiefs and he provides a sparkling example for the next generation of football player.

Posted: Jan 29, 2020 7:34 PM
Updated: Jan 30, 2020 9:35 AM

HOUSTON, Miss. (WTVA) - The Kansas City Chiefs are making their final preparations for Super Bowl LIV in Miami against the San Francisco 49ers.

One of those Kansas City Chiefs is from right down the road in Houston.

Chris Jones | Source: Chiefs.com

Defensive tackle Chris Jones is a large man; listed at 6 feet 6 inches tall and 310 pounds on ESPN.

The former Mississippi State Bulldog and Houston Hilltopper is setting an inspiring example for the next generation of football players.

"It shows a lot of us guys that we can do it too," Houston High School senior Jacory Golden said. "We can be there and just be great at whatever we do."

From the Friday night lights in Houston to the roaring crowds of Arrowhead Stadium.

"Man, that's everything you know, as a football player that's what you strive for," Houston senior Jon Reed Lancaster said. "That's the end goal and he achieved that."

For current Houston head coach, Ty Hardin, it doesn't seem that long ago that Jones donned the maroon and white.

"Never met a kid that had the size, the length, the ability, the leadership skills; we just knew he was going to be something special," Hardin said.

And even though Jones isn't back in Houston a lot, he provides a consistent example for Hardin and the Hilltoppers.

"We talk about him a lot you know," Hardin said. "Hey guys, that's a perfect example that you can make something out of yourself, no matter what it is."

The Super Bowl is set for Sunday evening on WLOV. 

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