Julio Jones sets record despite pain

Alabama Crimson Tide star receiver Julio Jones set a record at Alabama with 221 yards on 12 catches. And he did it not only fighting the Tennessee defense, but the pain of a broken hand.

“My hand hurts every time I catch the ball,” Julio Jones told the AP.

But the AP provides an even more impressive view of Jones and his mental toughness.

“I was like, ‘I think I broke my hand,'” he said. “I told him don’t tell anybody, we’ll just wait until halftime and see. It’s just a mental thing. I just blocked it out.”

Greg McElroy had a few interesting things to say about Alabama’s star receiver.

“I think I kind of realized that probably the second play of the game,” quarterback Greg McElroy said. “They had pretty good coverage on him and we were able to put one on the sideline. It just worked out perfectly.

“It’s almost — I wouldn’t say it’s disrespect, but any time they press Julio without a safety over the top, it’s kind of, ‘What are you doing?’ That’s kind of what I’m thinking.” (you can read more about Julio Jones and the Alabama Crimson Tide in the story below)


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  1. 1

    Dude is the most impressive receiver we’ve ever had. Works hard, plays hard, is selfless…the poster child for a team player any coach would want. That’s gonna pay off big at next spring’s draft.

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    I couldn’t have asked for someone better to represent the pride of Foley, Al for the first time since Kenny Stabler. He said he came to Bama to win championships. If we win out and get screwed by the polls, I hope he stays another year. Boy, I’d love to see AJ and Phillip throwing downfield to him. Actually all of the Foley connection is doing great. Robert is up there with the nations leaders in interceptions, and DJ is maybe our best O-lineman as just a redshirt freshman. Wow, think about him in 2 or three years, and Robert is only a redshirt sophomore. RTR!

  3. 4

    I believe Julio is our clutch receiver; he will make things happen when you least expect it. I prefer Marquis Maze and Darius Hanks making the long yardage too. A sincere threat.

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    Jan Hutchins

    I can tell you one thing for sure, Julio Jones is a fine young man! His Mother raised him right and she is a fine Lady. His “Yes Mams” are for real!! And he is a team player for sure! We Love him down here in Foley, Alabama!!! Roll Tide!!!!!

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