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Chad Jones moving comeback efforts from football to baseball


Former LSU safety Chad Jones‘ promising NFL career was put on hold thanks to a terrible car accident that left him badly injured shortly after the Giants made him a third-round pick in the 2010 draft.

Jones has worked hard over the last three years to rehabilitate his leg and remained in touch with both the Giants and other teams, but he’s decided to call an end to his attempt to make it back onto the football field. Fletcher Mackel of WDSU in New Orleans reports that Jones has officially put his comeback efforts to a stop, but only as it relates to football.

Jones will now try to resume the baseball career that was also left dormant over the last few years. Jones won the 2009 College World Series at LSU, making him a national champion in two sports during his time at Baton Rouge, and was good enough to get drafted in the 13th round by the Astros out of high school. He also was drafted by the Brewers in the 50th round of the 2010 draft as a left-handed pitcher.

It would be a fairly remarkable turn of events if Jones were able to make it back to the mound at a high level, a goal that his tenacity makes seem more possible than it probably should.

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10 Responses to “Chad Jones moving comeback efforts from football to baseball”
  1. jalder21 says: May 9, 2013 5:49 PM

    Wish him the best!!

  2. arzcardinals says: May 9, 2013 5:51 PM

    ‘Thanks to a horribly bad car accident’
    Horrible choice of words
    How about ‘because of’ or ‘due to’
    But not ‘thanks to’
    Come on Josh

  3. abqpacker says: May 9, 2013 5:53 PM

    Do the Brewers still hold his rights?

  4. melkipershero says: May 9, 2013 6:07 PM

    Hes a lefty. Hell get a shot. He did have nasty stuff at LSU.

  5. blueballz77 says: May 9, 2013 6:13 PM

    Pulling for ya buddy!!

  6. rubicon202 says: May 9, 2013 6:19 PM

    Good luck!

  7. kwjsb says: May 9, 2013 6:36 PM

    Great work dude,
    but the Astro’s?
    Better off in Cleveland.

  8. kd75 says: May 9, 2013 6:46 PM

    Jim Abbott threw a no hitter with one hand. Chad should be able to pitch with 1 1/2 legs.

  9. kd75 says: May 9, 2013 6:47 PM

    The Mets could use some bullpen help…

  10. competitivecompetitioncompeter says: May 9, 2013 10:55 PM

    50th round? Drafted twice, once while in high school?

    I am a football geek, not an actual sports fan, so this is all news to me. I’m starting to understand why baseball is considered a “passtime”, not a sport.

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