Falcons WR Julio Jones shaves off his dreads.
In his rookie 2011 season the sight of Julio Jones flying down the field with his deadlocks rocking in the wind was commonplace.
If you liked it, I hope you captured on DVR because you won’t see it again. Jones recently cut all of his dreads off a donated them to charity according to the AJC.
“We do a lot of community service here, and from going to a lot of hospitals and seeing all the kids who are fans of mine, I just cut my hair and donated it for leukemia patients,” Jones said.
Falcons coach Mike Smith seems to feel that the loss has stepped up his game.
“There is a little less weight on the top of his head with his dreads gone, but he’s had a very good camp for us as you saw today,” Smith said. “He made some very nice catches, and he’s been making those types of catches all through camp.”
Whether or not the hair loss makes him more aerodynamic is debatable, what is not is that the Falcons are counting on Jones to do big things in 2012.