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Christion Jones Grew Up Tide Fan

Christion Jones

Alabama wide receiver Christion Jones is comfortable in crimson. Students in elementary, junior high, and high schools across the state of Alabama are familiar with "Spirit Day." That's when the students dress in the colors of their favorite team.

Growing up in Adamsville on the outskirts of Birmingham, Christion Jones was all Alabama. "My family were Alabama fans," he said. "You're not able to choose. You grow up in a family, and that's what you are." That meant wearing Crimson Tide gear. And he took part in his share of trash talk and arguments with fans of other schools. He knew where he wanted to go to school. Now, he said, "My...

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