Aaron Jones scored four touchdowns Monday night against the Detroit Lions in a game that had added significance to the Green Bay Packers’ run back.
He wore a necklace with a football-shaped medallion that had the ashes of his deceased father in it. It was Jones’ first fight at Lambeau Field since his father, Alvin Jones Sr., died in April 56 of COVID-19 complications.
But during the Packers’ 35-17 victory, their first of the season, Jones lost the necklace. He thinks he lost it after his second touchdown.
“If there was a place to lose it, this was where my dad wanted me to lose it,” Jones said after the match. “So I know he’s smiling.”
Jones told 97.3 The Game Tuesday morning that the necklace was found.
He had more than a dozen family members present for Monday’s game.
“I’m used to turning around and seeing my dad in the stands and just smiling to know everything’s fine,” said Jones, who has led the Packers to rush for the past three years. “So when I saw them, I was good.”
Jones rushed to 67 yards and added 48 yards more reception.