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TRM’s Jones heading to UWA

Former T.R. Miller Tiger Chris Jones is fulfilling a dream.
That is how the recent TRM graduate described the feeling of having working for a chance to walk on and play football at the University of West Alabama football team in Livingston.
“I am grateful that I am able to fulfill the dream I’ve had since I was in elementary school,” Jones said. “UWA is competitive, close to home and seemed to be a good fit for me. Also, one of my best friends is also there.”
That friend Jones talked about is another former Tiger of TRM as Terry Samuel will also be at UWA. Samuel signed with UWA on National Signing Day in February.
“It is extremely great to be able to play on the same team with Terry and against former TRM players like Keion (Smith), Kam (Coleman), and Mac (Coleman),” Jones said.
Jones, who will be playing defensive end and defensive tackle, said he hopes to earn his teaching degree and wants to one day be able to coach others.
“I also hope to be an impact player for the team in the future,” he said. “I hope that after this season I should be able to earn a scholarship.
“I am looking forward to playing hard, making an impact and finding a spot on the scholarship roster.”
Jones said he turned down offers from Capital in Ohio, Mount St. Joseph in Ohio and most recently, Kentucky Christ University.
“I though it would be better to try to stay closer to home and be able to play with a former team mate and make my former Coach Riggs proud,” Jones said.
Jones is the son of Tracy Jones.

About Adam Robinson

My name is Adam Robinson and I have been the Sports Editor of the Brewton Standard since September 2007. I cover all the local sports in the Brewton area. I am a 2007 graduate of Troy University with a degree in Print Journalism with a contract in Sports Information. I married Shari Lynn in June of 2007 and we welcomed our first child, Hatlee, in April of 2010.

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