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Injured Giants draftee Chad Jones a high school teammate of Frank Alexander

NewsOK.com Sports Staff Modified: April 18, 2013 at 4:36 pm •  Published: June 28, 2010

By now you’ve probably heard about Chad Jones, the former LSU player and New York Giants draft pick who was involved in a serious car accident Friday in New Orleans.

In this April 30, 2010, file phtoo, New York Giants' Chad Jones looks on during rookie football camp in East Rutherford, N.J. Jones, a two-sport star at LSU who was drafted by the New York Giants, underwent surgery Friday, June 25, 2010, following a dawn accident in which his SUV hit a pole. Jones was admitted to the LSU Public Hospital in New Orleans in guarded condition. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

Jones was a high school teammate of University of Oklahoma defensive end Frank Alexander.

Jones and Alexander both attended Southern Laboratory School in Baton Rouge, La. where they both were all-state selections. Jones originally attended St. Augustine High School in New Orleans but after Hurricane Katrina he evacuated to the Southern Lab School. Jones played football at LSU and was a relief pitcher on the 2009 LSU baseball team that won the College World Series.

Another former Southern Lab player and former NFL player Chuck Wiley was running a football camp at Alexander and Jones’ alma mater when he heard the news.

“Once you’re part of that Southern Lab family, you’re in there,” Wiley said to The Advocate, a Baton Rouge newspaper. “You’re brothers and sisters. You’re family. Once we leave here, I’m driving to New Orleans. Got to make sure everything is OK.”

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