Julio Jones: NFL, Girlfriend & Net Worth

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Julio Jones is an American football player who is a free agent. He last played as a wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL.

Because of his injury, he was unable to perform well on the field in the 2021 season, recording only 434 yards in receiving.

He started his NFL career with the Atlanta Falcons after being drafted as the 6th overall pick in 2011.

Julio Jones During His Match
Julio Jones During His Match (Source: blogspot.com)

Jones played 10 seasons with the Falcons and amassed 12,869 receiving yards, the most by a receiver since entering the league.

Besides, he played for Tennessee Titans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers for one season each.

He hasn’t had a good season after leaving the Falcons in 2021 and is without a team in 2023.

There have been many speculations regarding his next team, and four teams might be the favorites; Atlanta Falcons, Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers, and New England Patriots.

With all his career ups and downs, Jones has been among the best players. Here, we will discuss his professional and personal life in detail.

Quick Facts

Full Name Quintorris Lopez “Julio” Jones
Birth Date February 8, 1989
Birth Place United States of America
Nick Name Waffle House
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Education University of Alabama
Horoscope Unknown
Father’s Name Unknown
Mother’s Name Queen Marvin
Siblings Unknown
Age 35 Years Old
Height 6’3″/1.90 m/190 cm
Weight 100 kg/220 lb.
Shoe Size Unknown
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Body Measurement Unknown
Figure Unknown
Married No
Girlfriend Jasmine Villegas (Rumored)
Children Unavailable
Profession Footballer
Net Worth $50 million
Salary $5,485,294
Affiliations Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Former)
Active Since 2008
Social Media Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
Merch Autographed Football
Last Update May 2024

Early Life, Parents, & Education

Julio Jones was born Quintorris Lopez “Julio” Jones on February 8, 1989, in Foley, Alabama, USA. 

He was raised by his single mother, Queen Marvin, as his father abandoned them when Julio was just 5.

Regarding his education, Julio attended Foley High School, where he played wide receiver and defensive end for the Lions high school football team.

During his high school days, Jones also played basketball and was very good at it.

Julio Jones And His Mother
Julio Jones And His Mother (Source: eceleb.com)

Later, Jones committed to the Crimson Tide of the University of Alabama. He also was a sprinter and participated in various state-level competitions.

The professional football player was born in an African-American household. He is a proud American and is a very considerate human being.

Age, Height, & Body Measurements

Julio Jones is 35 years old as of 2024 and is at the dusk of his football career.

Jones has a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.90 meters) and weighs around 100 kg (210 pounds). He is known for his ability to use his athletic build to his advantage.

The former Bucs has a very well-shaped body and works hard to keep his body in shape.

Julio Jones During The Practice Session
Julio Jones During The Practice Session (Source: Pinterest)

He is also fond of tattoos and has inked several arts on his body. Each tattoo has a different meaning and means a lot to him.

Career

With all his hard work, he was one of the highest-paid players in the NFL.

However, his career was not as smooth as one would predict. We will discuss his career here.

High School

Jones was a multi-talented athlete during his time at Foley High School, where he played both wide receiver and defensive end for the football team. With his remarkable speed and skill, he caught the eye of many managers and gained huge popularity in the school.

But Jones’ sporting prowess was not limited to football alone. He was also an avid basketball player and a member of the high school basketball team. Additionally, he excelled in track and field events, where he displayed his sprinting ability and jumping skills.

In fact, in 2006-07, Jones proved his dominance in track and field by winning the state-level long jump and triple jump competitions, showcasing his versatility as an athlete.

Jones’ incredible talent did not go unnoticed. He was named the State Player of the Year in 2007 and received the distinction of being listed as the No. 1 wide receiver in the nation in 2008.

With his impressive track record and accolades, Jones was on his way to becoming one of the best in the game, garnering admiration and praise from people nationwide.

College Career

On February 6, 2008, Jones went to the University of Alabama and played for its football team.

With the Crimson Tide, he finished his first year leading all receivers on the Crimson Tide with 58 receptions for 924 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns.

Jones continued to impress the audience with his amazing performances in the second year.

Julio Jones In The Falcons Jersey
Julio Jones In The Falcons Jersey (Source: marriedcelebrity.com)

During the 2009 season, Jones demonstrated steady improvement in his playing abilities, impressing both his teammates and fans alike with his remarkable skills on the field.

As a member of the Crimson Tide, Jones delivered winning performances that earned him a special place in the hearts of the fans.

He showcased his versatility and agility, recording a total of 1,653 receiving yards, 130 yards in punt returns, and 162 yards in kick returns throughout his college career.

One of the ESPN commentators said, “This guy is a unique, rare prospect for the wide receiver position with his supreme blend of size, power, speed, and agility. He reminds us of a high school version of Michael Irvin, but Jones is more explosive and faster at this stage.”

Moreover, he was also a first-team ALL-SEC selection in 2010.

Professional Career

Julio Jones was undoubtedly one of the most talented players to emerge from the college football leagues.

His exceptional skills did not go unnoticed, and in 2011, he declared for the NFL Draft, forgoing his final year of college eligibility.

The Atlanta Falcons recognized Jones’ potential and selected him with the 6th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, alongside four other players from the Atlanta Crimson Tide.

On July 28, 2011, Jones signed a four-year contract worth $16.2 million with the Falcons.

Although his debut game with the team resulted in a loss against the Bears, Jones delivered an outstanding performance, setting the tone for his future success.

Jones’ rookie season in the NFL was impressive, leading all rookies in touchdown receptions with 8, while his 54 receptions for 959 yards ranked him second among rookies in yards and touchdowns.

In his second season, Jones continued to excel, delivering a standout performance in the 40–24 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, with six receptions for 108 yards and two touchdowns.

He ended the season with an impressive 79 receptions for 1,198 yards and 10 touchdowns, cementing his status as one of the best wide receivers in the game.

Throughout his career, Jones proved to be a valuable asset to the Falcons, earning recognition and respect from fans and fellow players alike.

Further

Despite starting his 2013 season very well, Jones missed most of the 2013 season games due to injury.

On November 11, 2018, he became the fastest player in NFL history to reach 10,000 career receiving yards.

After his injury, he came back to the league even stronger and played as the Falcon until the 2020-21 season.

He left the Falcons as the all-time career receiving yards leader and receptions leader in the franchise history.

His ability to catch, strength, and body control made the football pundits compare him with the likes of Calvin Johnson.

Jones’ injury in 2021 made him unable to play for the team, and later, he was traded to the Titans from the Falcons.

Julio Jones While Playing For The Falcons
Julio Jones While Playing For The Falcons (Source: spokesman.com)

His performance plunged with the Titans; he had his only game of the season with over 100 receiving yards, with 6 receptions for 128 yards in a game against the Seattle Seahawks.

After suffering a hamstring injury, Jones was placed on the injured reserve list on November 13, 2021.

The Titans advanced to the Divisional Round as the first seed in the AFC, but their title journey was halted by the Cincinnati Bengals.

The wide receiver was released by the Titans after a disappointing post-season exhibition.

On July 27, 2022, he signed a one-year deal with Tampa Bay Buccaneers and made his debut in Week 1 19-3 win against the Dallas Cowboys.

In the 2022 regular season, he recorded 24 receptions for 299 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.

After his contract expired with the Buccaneers, he was left without a team. However, he is expected to be signed by several NFL teams before the 2023-24 season.

Personal Life, Girlfriend, & Dating Life

Although Julio posts much about his profession on the internet, he does not share his personal information.

Despite being such a famous celebrity, Jones has managed to keep his dating life away from the media.

However, there were some rumors about Julio dating a woman named Jasmine Villegas back in 2016. It was not confirmed, as the two have never spoken about them being in a relationship.

Salary, Net Worth, & Lifestyle

During his prime, Julio Jones was among the highest-paid players in the NFL. With the Falcons, he is estimated to have earned $125,340,527.

Besides the Falcons, he played for two other teams, the Titans and Buccaneers, with them, he garnered $17,300,000 and $5,485,294, respectively.

Jones also earns a lot from his brand endorsement deals with Bose, Visa, Chevrolet, and Under Armour.

As of 2024, the professional football player Julio Jones is reported to have a net worth of around $50 million.

Considering his earnings and net worth, there is no doubt that he lives a very luxurious lifestyle. Jones drives a $270,000 customized crisp white Ferrari 458 Spider.

Social Media Presence

Being a famous player, it is essential to keep their fans updated regularly. Considering that Julio is also active on social media.

You can find him on Instagram @juliojones_11, Twitter @juliojones_11, and Facebook @Julio Jones.

Facebook: 598k followers

Twitter: 499.7k followers

Instagram: 1m followers

Popularity

Being the first-round pick and having played in the league for 12 seasons, Julio has managed to gain millions of fans worldwide.

Julio Jones' Popularity Graph
Julio Jones’ Popularity Graph (Source: Google Trends)

The above graph gives brief information about the popularity of Julio Jones based on Google searches in the United States over a year.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the jersey number of Julio Jones?

Julio Jones wore jersey number 11 for the Atlanta Falcons and #6 for the Buccaneers, and #2 for the Titans.

Which cleats and gloves does Julio Jones wear?

Julio Jones used to wear Under Armour cleats with yellow and black Waffle House letters.

Is Julio Jones retiring?

There has been no news or details regarding the retirement of Julio Jones any time soon. However, he might consider retiring as he is without a club.

How much are Julio Jones’ 40-yard dash time and bench presses?

Julio Jones’ 40-yard dash time is 4.44 seconds, while he can bench press 355 pounds.

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