by Moxye Staff
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones opens a car dealership in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Jones is a former All-American wide receiver at the University of Alabama. He is currently a marketable All-Pro wide receiver for the Falcons. The 28-year-old was No. 20 on the 2017 NFL Players Association’s Top 50 Players Sales List, which tracks sales of officially licensed NFL player merchandise.
Jones’ new business venture is a Mazda and Kia dealership, for which he has partnered with another company to assist him in running the day-to-day operations. Carriage Automotive Group will help Jones stay on top of the business while he continues catching passes from Matt Ryan.
As a highly sought-after recruit coming out of high school, Jones didn’t put himself on the national map until he started playing for the University of Alabama. Head coach Nick Saban actually credits Jones with helping change the culture of the program when he arrived in 2008.
Jones is not new to the business world, making a name for himself in the Georgia real estate development scene in 2016 as one half of J&J 360, a partnership in a 16-acre site next to the Mall of Georgia. In 2015, Jones entered into a partnership agreement with entertainment company Latitude 360 Inc.