When you are playing on the road in sports, they call it a business trip and the attire is to match. For one member of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers, it appears that business is a family one.
Headed for road trip to Minnesota, star Packers running back Aaron Jones showed up in his signature sombrero and a shirt in a different shade of green, sporting the number 39 Saskatchewan Roughriders jersey of his twin brother Alvin Jones Jr.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) November 20, 2021
Signed a month ago, Alvin is making his CFL debut in the Riders’ linebacking corps on Saturday. He had previously signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2018 and spent much of 2018 and 2019 on the practice roster. Alvin played in five preseason games on defence and special teams and made 18 tackles and one sack.
Collegiately, he spent five years at his hometown school, the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP). The 26-year-old played 47 games as a Miner, making 343 tackles, 40 tackles for loss (third in program history), 15 sacks (fourth in program history), one interception, seven pass deflections and three forced fumbles.
Alvin received several awards for his accomplishments including being named a 2017 All-Conference USA Honourable Mention, 2016 All-Conference USA Second Team, 2015 All-Conference USA Honourable Mention and 2014 All-Conference USA Freshman.
Over the same span, brother Aaron dominated the UTEP offensive backfield, rushing for 4,114 yards and 33 touchdowns en route to becoming a fifth round NFL draft pick. In five seasons in Green Bay, he has added 3,522 rushing yards and 39 touchdown, being named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in 2020. Aaron signed a four-year, $48 million contract extension this offseason.
The brothers still actively support each other and Aaron traveling CFL jersey is just a small show of support for his twin trying to mark a mark north of the border.