• May 18, 2022
 Miner Star, Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Jones appears on This Week’s “Picks Up Podcast”

Aaron Jones -Southern Miss vs UTEP | Photo by Andres Acosta El Paso Herald Post

Miner Star, Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Jones appears on This Week’s “Picks Up Podcast”

Former UTEP standout and Green Bay Packers starting tailback Aaron Jones is the guest on this week’s edition of the “Picks Up Podcast” with Jon Teicher.

Jones, who grew up in El Paso and starred at Burges High School, talks about navigating the COVID pandemic and preparing for the 2020 NFL campaign.

While at UTEP, Jones became UTEP’s all-time leading rusher with 4,114 yards, ranks seventh on the Conference USA all-time rushing list and broke John Harvey’s 28-year old record after rushing for a program single-season best 1,773 yards

Jones set the program record by rushing for 100-plus yards in 17 career games, 33 rushing touchdowns during career ranks second in program history behind Harvey (42 touchdowns) and registered a program-best 200-plus yards rushing in five career games.

He is only third Miner ever to produce multiple 1,000-yard seasons, has 240 career points (40 total touchdowns) and registered 100-plus yards during a single half 13 times during career.

Jones also recorded 100-plus yards during a single quarter six times during career and produced multiple touchdowns in 14 career games.

The weekly “Picks Up Podcast” takes an inside look at UTEP Athletics, offering perspectives and analysis not available anywhere else, with special guests including Miner coaches, staff, student-athletes and alumni.

To go directly to the podcast landing page, click here.

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