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Chad Jones

MLB Pitcher; Former Safety For New York Giants; Dual-Sport Collegiate National Champion; Leadership & Teamwork Speaker

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Chad Jones Biography

Chad Jones has received much attention for his athleticism, but even more for his road to recovery from a tragic car accident that nearly cost him his life. Chad, who was recently drafted by the Cincinnati Reds, has lived to tell his inspirational story of courage and overcoming difficult obstacles.

Chad was a member of the legendary 2007 football and 2009 baseball national championship teams at LSU. In baseball, he was nicknamed "Dreadlocks of Doom" by his LSU teammates and fans because of his wicked fastball, peaking at 90 mph. He had been drafted by the Houston Astros in 2007, but chose to attend college instead, knowing how important it is to receive an education.

As a true freshman in 2007, Chad played all 14 games as cornerback. He finished with 34 tackles, two sacks, and an interception. He entered the 2010 NFL Draft as one of the most sought after players after his junior season and was selected by the New York Giants in the third round. Just weeks later, he also was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2010 MLB Draft, and he decided his career aspirations revolved around football.

His budding professional career then came to a screeching halt when a tragic car accident nearly destroyed his left leg. His brand new car's tire became stuck in streetcar tracks when he lost control and smashed into a telephone pole. Chad nearly had to amputate his left leg due to severe injuries, including a fractured tibia and fibula and muscle and nerve damage.

Chad's story is chronicled in a short documentary, "Always A Fire," which unveils his road to recovery through intimate interviews along with never-before-seen rehab footage. The documentary graphically depicts his difficult recovery, as he learns to stand, walk, run and teach himself to become a football player again. Chad—who has achieved what doctors called "impossible"—is planning to complete his comeback, which will be one of the most legendary in the history of any sport, in 2013/2014.

Chad was released by the Giants in May 2012. One year later, Chad was selected by the Cincinnati Reds as a left-handed pitcher in the 2013 Major Baseball league draft, which marks his fourth time being chosen by a professional sports team. Chad has been featured in USA Today, New York Times, NY Daily News, ESPN, Yahoo! Sports, among others. He won the Most Inspirational Athlete Award" at the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Luncheon.

Speaking Topics
  • African American History: Perseverance, Persistence and Power

  • Sports and Education: Balance in a Competitive Landscape

  • Triumph Over Tragedy: One Man’s Journey and The Hero’s Narrative

    Chad Jones’s life changed in an instant. Once a rising sports star with all eyes on him for his athletic abilities, that focus changed in a mere moment. After a tragic car accident that almost cost him his life, Chad’s sights were forced to shift from his budding sports career to a long road of recovery—but that accident failed to take away his strength, courage, and champion spirit. In this inspiring and personal talk, Chad tells his story, from his young dreams of becoming a successful athlete, to the devastating moment his future changed, and finally the promising end to a tough journey. This amazing story will explain to audiences how, with the right attitude, laser-focued determination, and strength of spirit, anyone can overcome the most difficult of obstacles and bring their dreams to fruition.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Chad Jones for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Chad Jones, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Chad Jones or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Chad Jones?

    Speaking fees for Chad Jones, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Chad Jones charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Chad Jones, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Chad Jones?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chad Jones for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chad Jones for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Chad Jones or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Chad Jones or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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MLB Pitcher; Former Safety For New York Giants; Dual-Sport Collegiate National Champion; Leadership & Teamwork Speaker

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Chad Jones Biography

Chad Jones has received much attention for his athleticism, but even more for his road to recovery from a tragic car accident that nearly cost him his life. Chad, who was recently drafted by the Cincinnati Reds, has lived to tell his inspirational story of courage and overcoming difficult obstacles.

Chad was a member of the legendary 2007 football and 2009 baseball national championship teams at LSU. In baseball, he was nicknamed "Dreadlocks of Doom" by his LSU teammates and fans because of his wicked fastball, peaking at 90 mph. He had been drafted by the Houston Astros in 2007, but chose to attend college instead, knowing how important it is to receive an education.

As a true freshman in 2007, Chad played all 14 games as cornerback. He finished with 34 tackles, two sacks, and an interception. He entered the 2010 NFL Draft as one of the most sought after players after his junior season and was selected by the New York Giants in the third round. Just weeks later, he also was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2010 MLB Draft, and he decided his career aspirations revolved around football.

His budding professional career then came to a screeching halt when a tragic car accident nearly destroyed his left leg. His brand new car's tire became stuck in streetcar tracks when he lost control and smashed into a telephone pole. Chad nearly had to amputate his left leg due to severe injuries, including a fractured tibia and fibula and muscle and nerve damage.

Chad's story is chronicled in a short documentary, "Always A Fire," which unveils his road to recovery through intimate interviews along with never-before-seen rehab footage. The documentary graphically depicts his difficult recovery, as he learns to stand, walk, run and teach himself to become a football player again. Chad—who has achieved what doctors called "impossible"—is planning to complete his comeback, which will be one of the most legendary in the history of any sport, in 2013/2014.

Chad was released by the Giants in May 2012. One year later, Chad was selected by the Cincinnati Reds as a left-handed pitcher in the 2013 Major Baseball league draft, which marks his fourth time being chosen by a professional sports team. Chad has been featured in USA Today, New York Times, NY Daily News, ESPN, Yahoo! Sports, among others. He won the Most Inspirational Athlete Award" at the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Luncheon.

Chad Jones Speaking Topics

  • African American History: Perseverance, Persistence and Power

  • Sports and Education: Balance in a Competitive Landscape

  • Triumph Over Tragedy: One Man’s Journey and The Hero’s Narrative

    Chad Jones’s life changed in an instant. Once a rising sports star with all eyes on him for his athletic abilities, that focus changed in a mere moment. After a tragic car accident that almost cost him his life, Chad’s sights were forced to shift from his budding sports career to a long road of recovery—but that accident failed to take away his strength, courage, and champion spirit. In this inspiring and personal talk, Chad tells his story, from his young dreams of becoming a successful athlete, to the devastating moment his future changed, and finally the promising end to a tough journey. This amazing story will explain to audiences how, with the right attitude, laser-focued determination, and strength of spirit, anyone can overcome the most difficult of obstacles and bring their dreams to fruition.

FAQs on booking Chad Jones

  • How to book Chad Jones?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Chad Jones for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Chad Jones, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Chad Jones or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Chad Jones?

    Speaking fees for Chad Jones, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Chad Jones charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Chad Jones, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Chad Jones?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chad Jones for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chad Jones for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Chad Jones or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Chad Jones or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Chad Jones is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as African American History: Perseverance, Persistence and Power, Sports and Education: Balance in a Competitive Landscape and Triumph Over Tragedy: One Man’s Journey and The Hero’s Narrative. The estimated speaking fee range to book Chad Jones for your event is available upon request. Chad Jones generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Justin Forsett, Marques Ogden, David Holloway, Michael Lombardi and Dr. Harry Edwards. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chad Jones for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Chad Jones Speaking Topics

  • African American History: Perseverance, Persistence and Power

  • Sports and Education: Balance in a Competitive Landscape

  • Triumph Over Tragedy: One Man’s Journey and The Hero’s Narrative

    Chad Jones’s life changed in an instant. Once a rising sports star with all eyes on him for his athletic abilities, that focus changed in a mere moment. After a tragic car accident that almost cost him his life, Chad’s sights were forced to shift from his budding sports career to a long road of recovery—but that accident failed to take away his strength, courage, and champion spirit. In this inspiring and personal talk, Chad tells his story, from his young dreams of becoming a successful athlete, to the devastating moment his future changed, and finally the promising end to a tough journey. This amazing story will explain to audiences how, with the right attitude, laser-focued determination, and strength of spirit, anyone can overcome the most difficult of obstacles and bring their dreams to fruition.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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