The Green Bay Packers have added a couple Black-college players to their roster.
Not one, but two players will join Green Bay on the field! Prairie View A&M’s (PVAMU) Jalen Morton and Jordan Jones are the newest to receive free agent deals, as shared by PVAMU Panthers Head Football Coach, Eric Dooley.
Morton, PVAMU’s quartback and Jones, tight-end/H-back have made it to the next step of their dreams, despite the HBCU NFL combine being cancelled.
Morton, nicknamed “J-Mo” is a native of Arlington Texas and shares that his father Jarrett inspired him to pick up the football. The 6’4, 226-pound leader of his team threw more than 4,000 yards and scored 33 touchdowns over his last two seasons, while rushing over 1,200 yards on the ground and six rushing scores. Fun fact: Morton is studying to be an engineer, throws 100 yards, and lives his life according to Proverbs 28:1.
Jones, nicknamed “Jay” is a 6’1 250-poind senior hailing from Frisco Texas. Jones’ says his mother actually inspired him to play football and if he wasnt on the field, he’d likely be on a basketball court. When he entered the football program at PVAMU, Jones said that in 5 years, he saw himself in the NFL. Dreams manifested! The redshirt senior transfer from Grambling State achieved a career-high of 28 passes for 497 yards and six scores at Prairie View last season. When he isn’t throwing and catching, Jones loves drawing and cooking.
We are excited for both of these statistics-breaking, educated, young black men. Congratulations Jalen and Jordan!