Green Bay Packers pride.
Alexander, a first-round pick last month, and second-year pro Jones both wore their Packers jerseys under their graduation gowns and proudly showed them -- and their diplomas -- as they walked at their respective schools.
Alexander graduated from the University of Louisville and Jones from UTEP.
No word on whether the two coordinated it or even knew what the other had planned.
“Jaire graduated in three years,” said Terrell Buckley, Alexander’s former position coach in college. “So you’re getting a kid with all those qualities.”
Said Alexander in an Instagram post: “3 years and done. [It] wasn’t easy but with the right mindset anything is ACHIEVABLE! And special thanks to everyone who’ve helped me ...”
Jones, a fifth-round pick in 2016, said via the El Paso Times that graduating “feels amazing; this is something no one can take from me. I promised my parents after I declared for the draft that I would come back to get my degree. I had to uphold that. ... This is the top right here. I worked four years for this day."
Earlier this month, Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix returned to Alabama to graduate four years after he left for the NFL.