What to Know
- Lindsey Preston, a special needs student lacked a date to prom until NFL player Don Jones II said he's love to take her.
- Don Jones also played for the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans.
A special-needs student had a one-of-a-kind prom date when a former Miami Dolphins football player returned to his home county in Alabama to take her to the dance.
Eighteen-year-old Lindsey Preston needed a date to prom, and her family knew the perfect gentlemen take her: Don Jones II, the 27-year-old defensive back for the San Francisco 49ers.
"We are friends with DJ’s family, so we asked and he said he would love to," said Preston’s mother, Kristi Martin. "He picked her up in a limo had flowers and was so sweet to her."
Jones told WBRC that it was a "blessing" to take Lindsey, who has Down Syndrome, to the county-wide prom for high school students with special needs.
The NFL player danced with all the students at the prom and "made everybody feel special," Martin told The Associated Press.
Jones’ mother taught Preston when she was in elementary school.
Jones suffered a torn ACL during the final game of the preseason in 2017. He played at Arkansas State before going pro, and has played for the New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans.