Former Washington Redskins player and Jones High School alumnus Darrell Green visited his alma mater on Wednesday, April 16. The Football Hall of Fame inductee addressed a packed auditorium of students and stressed the importance of staying in school and pursuing college after graduation. “Anything is possible,” said Green. “The opportunities are there if you pursue them. Make sure you utilize all the resources you have available to you including your teachers, your friends, your family, and the community around this school that wants nothing else but to see you succeed.”
While visiting the school, Green was presented with a plaque by the Pro-Football Hall of Fame and Allstate as part of a special program called “Hometown Hall of Famers.” The program honors the hometown roots of the National Football League’s greatest players. The plaque will remain on permanent display at Jones High School.