01/12/2017 8:00 AM
SPEED DATING: Meet the Barnstormers
Linebacker Javicz Jones
Welcome back to SPEED DATING, where we give you a crash course introduction to each member of the 2017 Iowa Barnstormers roster!
Today we’re going to introduce you to defensive lineman Javicz Jones.
Jones (6-1, 230, Mary Hardin Baylor) returns to the Iowa Barnstormers for his third season with the team. Jones first joined the Barnstormers roster in 2015 where he saw action in all 14 games finishing the season with 97.5 total tackles. Jones’ efforts earned him league honors naming him to the 2015 First Team All-IFL. In 2016, Jones closed out the Barnstormers season having appeared in 7 games and collected 62.5 total tackles after a brief stint with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL).
What does Coach Wooten see in Jones? “From the second I took the job, Javicz was the guy I wanted. He is a playmaker. He is strong in the run game, pass game, and a huge asset to special teams. I’m excited to be able to coach a player like Javicz.”
We asked Jones a few quick questions to get to know him better, check it out below:
What’s your sign? Sagittarius
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Candy: Fresh Thyme Gummy Worms/Bears
Favorite Color: Carolina Blue
Favorite Movie: Scary Movie 1, Scary Movie 2, A Haunted House 1, A Haunted House 2
Favorite TV Show: Family Guy and American Dad
Favorite Music Artist: Drake
What is something that’s on your bucket list? “Sky diving.”
Who is someone who inspires you? Why? “Family inspires me, because they are always there when nobody else is so that makes me grind harder.”
What is your favorite thing about playing football? “The zone, when you cancel out everything that’s going on in your life and focus for 60 minutes. The games. The fans are also another part of the game I love, we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them.”
Where is one place you have always wanted to visit, but haven’t? “Bahamas or Hawaii”
What would you say is your greatest achievement in life thus far? “I would have to say being at the Texans Rookie Mini Camp, coming from a D3 school.”
What is your goal going into the 2017 season? “To win a championship, but also accomplish personal goals. To get First Team All-IFL and possibly earn an opportunity to move up.”
What are you most excited about in returning to the Barnstormers? “I love that we feel like true professionals, we get to be part of a great organization with the best fans in the IFL.”
What is something you want the fans to know about you? “My PS4 and Xbox One are my best riends. I love to work out because I believe hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”
Season Tickets are on sale for the Iowa Barnstormers 2017 season starting as low as $80 per seat. Don’t miss a minute of the action this season! For more information, call the Barnstormers at (515) 633-2255 or log on to www.theiowabarnstormers.com.