Stafford High wide receiver Hezekiah Jones received an elite honor when he was selected to play in the 2017 Under Armour All-American game, which will be played in January in Florida.
The 6-foot-190 pound senior-to-be caught 31 passes for 481 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Spartans to an 11-1 record last season. He compiled those stats with opponents often assigning multiple defenders to cover him.
Jones verbally committed to Baylor University last June, choosing the Bears over more than a dozen other Division I programs, including Florida, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, TCU and Texas.
He is one of 14 Texas high school football players selected to play in the Under Armour game, and one of just five from the Greater Houston area. He will be the only player from Fort Bend County in the game.
The Under Armour All-American Game, which started in 2008, has featured the likes of Leonard Fournette (LSU), Amari Cooper (Oakland Raiders) and Julio Jones (Atlanta Falcons). Its alums include four NFL Pro Bowlers, 94 NFL draft picks (23 in the first round), two Super Bowl champions and a Heisman Trophy winner.
Jones is also a track and field standout who’s won six UIL track medals during his first three years of high school. He won the Class 4A championship in the 200-meter dash last year, and is considering competing for Guyana – his mother’s home country – in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Summer Games.
Before Jones heads to Florida for the Under-Armour All-American Game this winter, he plans on leading the Stafford High Spartans to another great season this fall. The Spartans open the 2016 season at 7 p.m. on Aug. 26 at Houston North Forest.