After opening his NFL career with zero touches in three games, Aaron Jones might suddenly be the Green Bay Packers' starting running back.
Following injuries to Ty Montgomery and fellow rookie Jamaal Williams in the second quarter of their Week 4 game against the Bears, Jones was the only remaining active running back. They do have a third rookie, Devante Mays, on the roster, but he was not active for the game.
Who is Aaron Jones?
Jones was the Packers' second selection in the fifth-round (No. 182) overall after a superb career at UTEP, where he racked up nearly 5,000 total yards over four seasons. A former three-star recruit from El Paso, Jones averaged 6.3 yards per carry for his career, including a staggering 7.7 yards as a senior in 2016. He is the all-time rusher in program history with 4,114 yards.
He racked up 1,773 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns on just 229 carries. He ran for at least 200 yards in three of his final four games, totaling a whopping 758 yards in those three contests.
Here's a look at his college highlights: