Why does Aaron Jones wear a sombrero, and what are his sunglasses?

Joshua Rogers September 21, 2021
Why does Aaron Jones wear a sombrero, and what are his sunglasses?
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The running back was an integral part of the Packers’ 35-17 win against the Lions in Week 2, scoring four touchdowns. During one of the touchdowns, Aaron Jones wore a sombrero. It’s not the first time he’s been spotted wearing one – here’s where it came from, and why he wears gold signature sunglasses.

Aaron Jones rocks sombrero after touchdown vs Lions

Aaron Jones helped Green Bay get back in the win column on Monday night, scoring four touchdowns, three on catches from Rodgers, against the Lions.

The Packers ran out 35-17 winners against Detroit, but the win was bitter-sweet for Jones.

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He was wearing a chain that had a football containing his father’s ashes.

Sadly, he lost it in the end zone after one of his touchdowns.

However, Jones was in jubilant mood during the game, celebrating scoring by wearing a sombrero.

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Why does he wear a sombrero?

Aaron Jones has become known for rocking a signature sombrero.

The sombrero is in homage to his alma mater and Texas roots. Jones is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso and Burges High School in El Paso.

His 915 celebration is also a tribute to his hometown.

“I’m from El Paso and the city has a huge Hispanic and Mexican culture,” Jones says.

“We were actually playing in Dallas and I went and got a costume sombrero and wore it with my outfit. I was getting so many compliments. Then a Packer fan named Señor Cheese Head contacted me. He was like, ‘Dude do you want me to send you a real sombrero, a Packer-coloured one?’ And I’m like, ‘Yes sir, I’d love that.’ He sent it to me last year and I’ve been wearing it ever since.”

ESPN recently released a feature on Jones being in the ‘Sombrero Gang’ with Packers super-fan Senor Cheesehead.

In it, Jones says he “wears it to be himself” to “represent where he’s from”, and is a part of him “representing his city”.

What is the origin of Jones’ signature gold sunglasses?

Aaron Jones is always one to stand out from a crowd.

Not only does he rock a sombrero, he’s also well known for his signature gold sunglasses.

According to Inside Hook, the sunglasses he wore in 2020 are a pair of gold Oakley Sutros.

Jones wore a different pair in honour of Military Appreciation Month.

He told Inside Hook: “I started putting on the glasses this year. Oakley sent them to me and I was like, ‘Oh, those are it. Those are it.’

“They just stood out to me. I love all their glasses but the gold just stood out to me. I like the Sutro style as well – the cut of the big throwback. They remind me of snowboarding goggles. But they’re stylish and everybody loves them.”

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.