The show can be seen Mondays at 6:30 p.m. during the football season at The Clubhouse Sports Pub & Grill in downtown Appleton. Appleton Post-Crescent
Aaron Jones’ first youth tackle football team was called the Packers.
His fraternal twin brother, Alvin, is a linebacker with the Baltimore Ravens.
He grew up in a military family and dutifully makes his bed every morning and often addresses people as “sir” or “ma’am.”
He shares a birthday with Aaron Rodgers.
And you’re going to get the chance to learn a lot more about the Green Bay Packers’ young, engaging, outgoing and talented running back during a 2019 NFL season that could be a breakout for him and a reboot for his revamped squad.
When the 24-year-old Jones isn’t looking to juke linebackers, dart past safeties, score touchdowns and perfect Lambeau Leaps, he’ll be taking the baton and charging ahead as the new co-host of Clubhouse Live.
The award-winning show, produced by USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin and set to kick off its 11th season, is hosted by yours truly and colleagues Ricardo Arguello and Margaret Naczek.
It can be seen Mondays at 6:30 p.m. during the Packers season at The Clubhouse Sports Pub & Grill inside the Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley in downtown Appleton. The show can also be seen live online at facebook.com/packersnews and clubhouselive.com.
Jones was efficient last season when he rushed for a team-high 728 yards and eight touchdowns and averaged a league-best 5.5 yards per carry in 12 games. He also posted 26 receptions for 206 yards to finish with 934 total yards.
Expect even more production this season as he projects to be one of the focal points of new head coach Matt LaFleur’s offensive scheme.
And based on Jones’ easy-going demeanor, you can expect plenty of laughs when he stops by the show.
As usual, our game plan will call for us to review how the Packers did, examine who’s next on their schedule and chat about NFL trends and storylines.
But we like to describe Clubhouse Live as a football show that’s not always about football, which means Jones and his teammates won’t be asked to analyze formations and dissect the Xs and Os. Instead, we’ll give fans a glimpse into their lives away from the game – and let them show off their personalities – through a fun and fast-paced conversation.
Clubhouse Live kicks off Aug. 26. Jones will join the show Sept. 9, and he’ll bring teammate guests throughout the season.
Look for more details and other show information – we’ll announce our preseason guests in the coming weeks – on our Facebook page at facebook.com/clubhouselive.
By the way, did you know Ricardo is a huge Chicago Bears fan? And did you know Jones’ first career touchdown came against the Bears during his 2017 rookie season – a two-yard plunge in the Packers’ 35-14 Week 4 victory at Lambeau Field?
“It felt great,” Jones said during a guest appearance on Clubhouse Live following that game. “So many emotions came running through me, and then I got the chance to run and jump up there – do the Lambeau Leap. So, I was looking forward to that.”
We’re looking forward to many more touchdown runs for No. 33, especially if they come at the expense of Ricardo and his Bears.
And we’re definitely looking forward to hanging out with Jones – and all of you – this season.