49ers DB takes girl with Down syndrome to her prom

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San Francisco 49ers defensive back Don Jones made sure a special-needs student from his home county in Alabama had a prom she will always remember.

The 27-year-old went to the prom in Moulton, Alabama, on Friday night with 18-year-old Lindsey Preston, who has Down syndrome, according to a report from The Associated Press.

He told Birmingham’s WBRC-TV that it was a “blessing” to attend the prom with Preston, who is a family friend who his mother taught in elementary school.

Preston’s mother, Kristi Martin, told the AP that Jones spent the night dancing with all the students and “made everybody feel special.”

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Jones, who played college ball at Arkansas State, signed with the 49ers in March 2017, but suffered a season-ending knee injury during the final preseason game. He previously played for the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans.

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