Oklahoma football: Landry Jones' 50th game as a Sooner ends the same as the 1st

by Stephanie Kuzydym Published: January 5, 2013

‘God protects the bones of the righteous; not one of them is broken.'

It's a biblical quote that Jones usually wears on his shoes. For his last game though, he decided to wear it on his right shoulder.

His 50th career start, after all, was the 50th consecutive one of his career. Jones said earlier this season that he never even missed a high school football game

If a reporter asked him why he stayed so healthy, sometimes he'd knock on wood. Other times he'd shrug. But he always followed up his actions with words that he was able to play because of his beliefs, his faith.

So he walked off the game as the loser instead of the winner. He looks it at exactly like he looks at the sack: “It's part of the game.”

The best part for Jones was that he walked off still able to play, able to prepare for a possible career in the NFL — where he said he'll continue to work on his movement outside the pocket.

He was just pleased that for another game his bones were protected.

“It worked tonight,” Jones said. “I came out healthy again.

“I got to play four years without any injuries. That's part of him protecting me out there on the field.”

by Stephanie Kuzydym
Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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