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.
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.”
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.
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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.”