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Former UTEP standout Aaron Jones breaks Packers’ all-time single season touchdown record

SANTA CLARA, California - With Green Bay's 37-20 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, the dream season for El Paso native Aaron Jones came to a close Sunday. But Jones did manage to put his name in the Packers' record books.

Jones scored two touchdowns (one receiving and one rushing) to up his season long total to 23, breaking the Packers' all-time single season total set by Ahman Green in 2003.

It was quite the year for Jones, the Burges alum, who was drafted in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft by Green Bay out of UTEP.

Jones surpassed 1,000 rushing yards for the first time in his career and he finished the regular as the NFL's leader in rushing touchdowns with 16.

He was twice named NFC Offensive Player of the Week, highlighted by memorable performances against the Dallas Cowboys (four rushing touchdowns) and Kansas City Chiefs ( seven catches for 159 yards).

The Packers now turn their attention to the offseason with their NFC Championship loss, but can do so knowing they have a building block for the future in the 25-year-old Jones.

Texas Sports / UTEP

Nate Ryan

Nate Ryan is an ABC-7 sports anchor/reporter.


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