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Packers RB Aaron Jones says necklace with father’s ashes found

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Jones runs for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football...
Green Bay Packers' Aaron Jones runs for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)(Matt Ludtke | AP)
Published: Sep. 21, 2021 at 6:00 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2021 at 9:08 AM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Fueled by the memory of his father, Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones put on a career night during Monday Night Football.

He also lost a little piece of his father on the field.

Jones was wearing a necklace with his father’s ashes and it fell off in the end zone during a touchdown.

Jones said Packers grounds crew staff combed the field to look for it. On Tuesday morning, Jones told the Steve Czaban Show on 97.3 in Milwaukee that the necklace had been found.

The Packers say head trainer Bryan Engel found the necklace. Matt Schneidman of “The Athletic” tweeted video of Engel on the field at 2 a.m. looking for the necklace.

Jones’ beloved father, Alvin Jones, Sr., passed away in April due to complications from COVID-19. Since then, he’s been wearing a pendant with Alvin’s ashes.

“If there was any place to lose it, that’s where my dad would’ve wanted me to lose it,” said Jones. “So, I know he’s smiling.”

Against the Lions Monday, Jones scored four touchdowns. He caught three receiving touchdowns--a first for a Packers running back since 1942.

No. 33 racked up 67 rushing yards and 48 receiving yards.

The Packers defeated the Lions 35-17.

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