Jon "Bones" Jones Younger Brother Drafted 1st Rd in the NFL! | UFC NEWS

April 27, 2012 9:32 am by Chase Raymond

By Chase Raymond:

Jon Jones is holding a bit of a victory party tonight in his semi-finished “Bones” cave. It has just been days since his big victory against rival Rashad Evans, but Jon Jones has another reason to celebrate. The New England Patriots drafted his little brother Chandler Jones in the first round 21st Overall.

Dana White posted on twitter “Chandler Jones, Jon Jones brother, went 1st round to the @Patriots. I’m so pumped!! Congrats Jones family!!!”

It was the first player from Syracuse to be drafted in the first round in over a decade. With this being the second brother of Jon Jones to go into the NFL, and with Jon Jones being the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, is there any better family of professional athletes?

Chandler Jones is 6’5 265lb Defensive End, and was a 2011 All-Big East First-Team selection. He bypassed his final season of eligibility to enter this years NFL draft. He finishes his college career with 147 tackles, 7th among Orange down linemen.

Jon “Bones” Jones held a draft party at his house and it was filled with family and news reporters. If you watched the Draft on ESPN then you would’ve seen Jon and his brother numerous times. Jon Jones also posted a personal video on twitter when the party started.

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