Saturday, July 19, 2014

Former Hokie RB Sails Away

Back in 2001, Kevin Jones was a true freshman running back on Virginia Tech's football team.  In Philadelphia, I got to watch him score two touchdowns against Temple, including one on an 87-yard run.  After the 2003 season, he left college and was drafted by the Detroit Lions, but his pro football career was fairly short.  He later returned to Virginia Tech to get his bachelor's degree.  Most recently, he was hired as a special assistant to Tech's new athletic director Whit Babcock.  Last summer, however, while in Switzerland, he was invited to do something very different from football.  From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Near the end of his design internship with a furniture manufacturer in Switzerland last summer, Kevin Jones’ boss asked him if he wanted to go sailing. So Jones, a former Virginia Tech and NFL running back, politely accepted.
To find out what Kevin Jones got himself into, read the full story.

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