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.
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.”