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NFL wide receiver and special teams standout Jacoby Jones helped lead the Baltimore Ravens to victory at Super Bowl XLVII.
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Playing in his home city of New Orleans, Jones helped steer the Ravens to a Super Bowl win over the San Francisco 49ers in 2012 (at Super Bowl XLVII). In the game, Jones returned the opening kickoff in the second half for 108 yards—the longest kickoff return in Super Bowl history. "I can't explain it," the elated Jones said after the win. "We got the W. I got the W at home, and, Monday morning, I'm headed to my second home, which is Baltimore, and bring that win."
Following the Ravens' Super Bowl victory and Jones's newfound celebrity, the receiver signed on for the 16th season of Dancing with the Stars. Trying to become the fourth NFL player to win the competition, Jones finished third with his partner, Karina Smirnoff.
However, over the course of the season, Jones improved considerably as a dancer, earning respect from the show's judges.
"It's not where you start, as you know. It's where you finish," judge Carrie Ann Inaba said after Jones wrapped up his final dance. "And tonight, once again, you have proven why you are still here. You are a champion. That was the dance of a champion."
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