A special-needs student had a one-of-a-kind prom date when an NFL player returned to his home county in Alabama to take her to the dance. Don Jones is a 27-year-old defensive back for the San Francisco 49ers who is from Lawrence County. He told WBRC that it was a 'blessing' to go to the prom Friday night with 18-year-old Lindsey Preston, who has Down syndrome. Jones is a family friend. His mother taught Preston in elementary school. So, last year her mother asked Jones if he would be willing to take her to prom. 'Lindsey always stayed in contact with me and the family,' Jones told the station. 'Her mother asked me to go to prom with her last year so I told her I would be more than glad to.'