After Aaron Jones lost the medallion that contained Alvin Jones Sr.’s ashes during a Week 2 win over the Detroit Lions that was ultimately found, the Green Bay Packers running back won’t ever have to worry about losing it again thanks to some ingenuity by the Green Bay Packers’ equipment staff.
Jones said longtime equipment manager Gordon “Red” Batty a pocket inside Jones’ No. 33 jersey. Jones used the pocket for the first time in Week 3 as the Packers scored a victory over the 49ers.
“He put a pocket right on the left side,” Jones said. “So I can just drop it in there and not have to worry about it falling out. So I can play with it.”
Jones added he is looking to get a new chain for the pendant, so he can keep it on him nearly “at all times,” but for now, he wears it on game days.
“It’s something I’ll continue to do,” Jones said. “Just keep my dad with me everywhere I go.”
Alvin Jones Sr. died of COVID-19 complications back in April. He was just 56-years-old. The athlete was very close to his father, who didn’t miss any of his son’s’ games in nine years.
“It just shows how special our staff is, and our support staff here with the Packers in Green Bay from the training staff to our equipment staff to [the] coaching staff to GM,” Jones said on an episode of The Adam Schefter podcast that will air next week. “Just the whole time I’ve been experiencing this and dealing with this, they’ve been there for me from the funeral to this.”
On Sunday, Jones rushed for 48 yards on 15 carries as the Green Bay Packers won their third straight, 27-17 over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.