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The Baltimore Ravens have had plenty of former players go on to become football coaches at multiple levels. Whether it’s at the high school level, the college ranks or even professionally, the team has seen some of their former players succeed in picking up a clipboard and trying their hand at coaching the game that they love.
In an announcement by the Morgan State University football Instagram page, former Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones was introduced as the tight ends coach for the Bears.
Morgan State won’t be the first stop of Jones’ coaching career. He returned to his alma-mater, Lane College, to become their wide receivers coach from 2018-2020, and then found himself back in Baltimore as the wide receivers coach for Calvert Hall high school during the 2020 season.
After accepting the coaching position with Calvert Hall, Jones told Glenn Clark Radio of Press Box that he’s thankful for the city of Baltimore for giving him opportunities, referring to both his time with the Ravens and his new opportunity with the local high school.
“This place right here, when I was at my lowest, they gave me a changing opportunity in life and I turned my life around,” Jones said. “Now they are giving me another opportunity again.”
During his time with Baltimore, Jones provided a spark to not only the Ravens’ offense, but to their special teams unit as well. He caught 76 passes for 992 yards and three touchdowns while also averaging 30.1 yards per kick return.
Jones was able to play in the NFL for a long time, doing so successfully while also winning a Super Bowl with Baltimore. Now, he will look to continue to build on the post-football career that he has carved out for himself.