From Staff & Press Reports
Derrick “DD” Jones Day will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Eupora Depot Park.
The rookie New York Jets cornerback is a native of Eupora and 2013 graduate of Eupora High School.
“Everyone is invited to come out and have your picture taken with DD and get his autograph,” organizers stated.
Jones, a sixth-round NFL draft pick, signed a four-year contract with the team on Friday, the Jets confirmed following the first day of rookie minicamp in Florham Park, New Jersey.
He and running back Elijah McGuire were the first of general manager Mike Maccagnan’s nine draft picks to officially ink their rookie deals.
Jones (6-foot-2, 188 pounds) brings experience both at corner and wide receiver during his collegiate career at the University of Mississippi, intercepting two passes in his final season at school, returning one for a 52-yard touchdown.
Two of his 11 career receptions went for scores over two years at the position.