Meet the Rookies: Velus Jones Jr.

“May 11, 1997 a GOAT was born. Some people… they pray to meet their favorite players their whole entire life. I gave birth to mine.” – San’Tae White

The Bears launched a three-part series today across their social media channels that will feature their top three draft picks from this year’s draft.

This is the eighth straight year of the series which chronicles the journeys of select rookies just as they are about to embark on their professional careers. The Bears sent video crews to the players’ hometowns to speak with their parents and former coaches.

Here’s the synopsis from the Bears’ website:

From Tuesday through Thursday, a full episode will be released per day at 8 a.m. (CT) on the Bears’ social media channels, and the Chicago Bears Official App brought to you by Verizon. The series will culminate with a 30-minute special featuring all three episodes on FOX 32 on Saturday, July 23, at 9:30 p.m. “Meet the Rookies” is hosted by Jeff Joniak, Voice of the Bears on WBBM Newsradio 780 AM and 105.9 FM.

Today’s episode profiles wide receiver Velus Jones Jr. and the Bears will feature safety Jaquan Brisker tomorrow and cornerback Kyler Gordon on Thursday.

  • Full name: Velus Tyler Phillip Jones Jr.
  • Height: 6 feet, 0 inches
  • Weight: 200 pounds
  • Age: 24 years old
  • Birthday: May 11, 1997
  • Hometown: Saraland, Alabama
  • High school: Saraland (Alabama) High School
  • Parents: Velus Jones Sr. and San’tae White

Check out his draft day profile from Bears Insider or use our search engine to find more great content on the rookie wide receiver.

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