Packers' Aaron Jones graduates from college

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones graduates from The University of Texas at El Paso, May 12, 2018. (Photo courtesy of KVIA-TV)

(WLUK) -- It was a milestone celebration as Packers player, Aaron Jones, walked across a graduation stage over the weekend.

The running back received his degree from the University of Texas El Paso Saturday.

The best part: He wore his #33 Packers jersey underneath his graduation gown.

"I promised my parents before I declared for the draft that I would come back and get my degree, so I had to uphold my promise to them. Education is everything; you get that degree, it's going to take you far. Football only lasts so long. No one can take that from you. At the end of the day, I worked hard to get it and to finally have it is a major accomplishment," Jones said.

Jones wasn't the only team member to graduate.

Packers first-round draft pick, Jaire Alexander received his degree from Louisville.

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