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Ben Jones Walks Around Barefoot on the Playing Field Before Every Game — Here’s Why

The ritual started again when Ben and his older brother, Clay, had been nonetheless in highschool, as per ESPN. Being superstitious, Clay requested Ben to stroll across the subject earlier than the sport started. That they had no time to placed on sneakers, in order that they headed out barefoot. The crew gained that evening — which is how the custom began. 

Ben confirmed that he walks on the sphere earlier than every sport to honor his brother — however he has not confirmed if Clay has handed away. Nonetheless, followers on Twitter appear to assume that’s the case.

“Ben Jones walks onto the sphere in each sport he performs on in naked toes and says a prayer for his brother that handed away. He wasn’t [going to] let snow change that,” tweeted @dskeenen. 

“@Johnston985 if you happen to had been speaking about barefoot Ben Jones he is doing it as a reminiscence to his brother who handed away,” wrote @CAshNEPatriots.

Clay was once a highschool athlete similar to Ben. He performed for the Detroit Tigers for 2 years earlier than ending his school diploma in Might 2013, as per Houston Chronicle. Reportedly, he needed to give up the crew as a consequence of a hand harm. It is unsure if he ever returned to the world {of professional} sports activities.

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