49ers' Don Jones takes student to prom for special-needs students

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nfl/players/26873/" data-ylk="slk:Don Jones">Don Jones</a> and Lindsey Preston. (AP via Kristi Martin)
Don Jones and Lindsey Preston. (AP via Kristi Martin)

Hey, here’s a nice NFL story: Don Jones, a fifth-year NFL veteran defensive back, returned to his hometown of Moulton, Ala. to take a special-needs student to her prom.

Jones, recently signed by the San Francisco 49ers, took Lindsey Preston, a family friend, to a prom in Lawrence County, Ala. specifically established for the county’s special-needs students. Jones called it a “blessing,” per AP, to attend the prom with Preston, who has Down syndrome.

Preston’s mother, Kristi Martin, taught Jones in elementary school, and he found a powerful way to thank her. Martin told the AP that at the prom, Jones danced with many students and “made everybody feel special.”

Jones played college ball at Arkansas State, and he’s gone on a tour of the NFL, playing for Miami, New England, New Orleans, Cleveland, and Houston. He signed a two-year deal with San Francisco in March.
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