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Jarvis Jones

Jarvis Jones

Human Development and Family Science

Former two-time All-American and first round draft pick fulfills promise he made to family to earn his college degree.


Columbus, Ga.


Human Development and Family Science

Activities and Honors

Coaching football, being a great friend and most importantly a great father

Why I chose my major

I am definitely a people person. Giving and helping out the less fortunate are my passions. I wanted to learn more about families, relationships and the interactions they face on a daily basis to better my own family life.

What I like most about FACS

That it is a family atmosphere with very open and honest people to communicate with. My journey has been a long, one coming back to school after seven years of playing professional football. I stuck to the promises I made to my family to come back to school and finish my degree. There are countless counselors, advisors and professors who made my transition smooth and helped me so much along the way. I couldn’t have done this without them. That is what I love most about FACS.: the people who helped me gain this success.

Post-graduation plans

I plan to take what I learned from my studies and apply them to my family, coaching, and overall outlook on life. I have accomplished many goals I have set for myself and I feel there is no rush for what’s next in my life. I enjoy living my life one day at a time, watching my kids grow up and being the best man I can be.

Photo credit: UGA Athletic Association

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