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Straight from the hardwood to the gridiron

MSU-N hoops standout Paco Jones jumps head first into playing tight end for the Lights, and he's loving it


Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Paco Jones, who played basketball this winter for the Montana State University-Northern Lights, hauls in a pass during a Northern spring football practice last Wednesday in Havre. Jones, who didn't play football in high school, has one semester of NAIA eligibility remaining in his college career, so, he's trying his hand at football as a tight end for the Lights.

For as long as he can remember, Cayeveoon "Paco" Jones has wanted to play football. Now, after playing basketball for the Montana State University-Northern Lights, Jones is getting the chance to try his hand at football, and he is determined to take advantage of the opportunity.

"My mother was just the type of person that if I was going to live in her house, I was going to go by her ways," Jones said. "And she didn't want me to play football. So in high school, I did play baseball, but I wasn't able to play football. This is the first opportunity I have gotten to play football and I am tak...

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