Thomas Jones - Chicago Bears
The Bears recieve a first round bye by defeating the Packers Christmas night. Everybody knows I am a Chicago sports fan, a Bear fan. The Bears also are sending 6 players to the Pro Bowl. What is really cool is seeing Thomas Jones from Big Stone Gap, Virginia - have a great year on a good team. It is awesome to see a player from Wise County playing for a NFC champion team. Wait!! This has happened before. Carroll Dale from Wise did it more than once. A little history about Thomas Jones.
In High School
Held the Virginia High School League state records for yards rushing in a season (3,319 in 1994), touchdowns scored in a season (49 in 1995) and touchdowns scored in a career (104, 1992-95) when he graduated from Powell Valley (Big Stone Gap, Va.) High...Ranked second in career yards rushing (7,193) and yards rushing in one game (462 yards against J. I. Burton in 1994)...Team captain as a senior, carrying the ball 338 times for 3007 yards and 49 touchdowns...As a junior, he rushed 337 times for 3319 yards and 44 touchdowns...Had 54 carries for 482 yards and five touchdowns as a sophomore and rushed 40 times for 385 yards and six touchdowns as a fresh-man...Had six two-point conversions during his high school career...In addition to rushing for 462 yards against J.I. Burton in 1994, he rushed for over 300 yards in a game on two other occasions...More
Psychology major, graduating in May, 1999...Earned his degree in three years. (WOW added by Kilo).Ranks fourth on the Atlantic Coast Conference’s career-record list with 3998 yards rushing, breaking the school’s all-time mark of 3389 yards by Tiki Barber (1993-96)...His 18 100-yard games rank second in Cavalier annals while his string of 34 consecutive starts is a record for Virginia offensive backs...Ranks tenth in the ACC and third in school history with 4698 all-purpose yards...Also holds the ACC career-record with six 200-yard rushing performances...Established Virginia all-time records with 809 carries, 36 touchdowns rushing and 40 total scores...Set an ACC record with 16 consecutive games scoring at least one touchdown (1997-99). More
Now he is breaking records at Chicago and his 100 yrd games have carried the Bears to success this season. I dont think they can go all the way this year. I wish they could with the White Sox winning the Series and all, but I can't have everything. It is football and on any Sunday any team can win. My fingers are crossed! May the 2005 version of the Monsters of the Midway march on!