A special-needs student had a one-of-a-kind prom date when an NFL player returned to his home county in Alabama to take her to the dance.
San Francisco 49ers defensive back Don Jones escorted 18-year-old Lindsey Preston, who has Down syndrome, to the prom.
The 27-year-old Jones, who is from Lawrence County, is a family friend. His mother taught Preston in elementary school.
Preston told WBRC-TV (Birmingham) it was a “blessing” to go to the prom Friday night with Preston.
Preston’s mother, Kristi Martin, told The Associated Press that Jones danced with all the students and “made everybody feel special.”
Jones played at Arkansas State before going pro. He has played for the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans.