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49ers Player Don Jones Escorts Special Needs Student to High School Prom

NFL player Don Jones made an 18-year-old’s dream come true after taking the 11th-grade student to her prom.

The San Francisco 49er’s safety vowed to take junior Lindsey Preston, who has Down Syndrome, to her big dance at Lawrence County High School in Moulton, Alabama on Friday, April. 13 despite his busy schedule.

Jones’ mother, who worked with special needs children in school, taught 18-year-old Preston and became a friend of the family. The student’s mother Kristi Martin contacted Jones’ mother to see if the football player wanted to take her daughter to prom this year after his busy football schedule wouldn’t allow him to do it last year. According to, the defensive player promised Martin he would take her daughter to prom “no matter what” and he kept good on his word.

“Lindsey always stayed in contact with me and the family… Her mother asked me to go to prom with her last year so I told her I would be more than glad to,” Jones told WBRC.

The football player wrote on Instagram, “I had a great time with my beautiful prom date Lindsey at the Lawrence County LCDC prom. It was really an honor being around so many loving faces. I’ll remember this for the rest of my life.”

They seemed to have had fun, posting many pictures in their matching debonair Black attire and showing off their funky dance moves.

Jones told the news station that he was honored to take Preston to prom and it was good to see the children having fun. “Anything I can do to make some kids smile, I would be more than willing to do… “I think the most fun was all of the guys. I showed the guys about 5 or 6 new dance moves.”

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