"I can't wait to have some more of her gumbo," said Allen, Jones' blocking back and chief bodyguard on kickoff returns. "I ate at the house for Thanksgiving, and I can't wait to have some more. Hopefully, she can bring us a couple of plates of food when we get to New Orleans."
Jones' mother, a director of student financial aid at Xavier University in New Orleans, is scheduled to greet her son and his teammates later today when the
"Mama Jones, she's awesome," defensive end
"Monday after we have some meetings, we are going to have a little shindig at the hotel," Harbaugh said. "I guess gumbo is going to be there. I can't wait."
Added Jones: "Yeah, she might try to get something done on Monday, some good food."
For Jacoby Jones, this trip to the Super Bowl caps an ideal first season with the Ravens.
After signing a two-year, $7 million contract last spring, Jones has three returns for touchdowns and led the
After growing up in New Orleans, where he played high school football and ran track at Abramson, Jones heads home riding a high in the midst of the best season of his six-year NFL career.
"It's been a ride, it's been fun, it's a blessing," said Jones, whose mother saw his game-tying 70-yard touchdown catch the
"It's funny how life works. Just being on this team and everything that happened, it's been a smooth ride. I can't even explain it."