His school may not exist anymore but his legacy in the Tennessee Valley is only growing.
Former Hazlewood standout Don Jones was the last draft pick for the Miami Dolphins in the 2013 NFL Draft. The former Arkansas State cornerback ran a 4.4 40-yard dash, but thought he was never going to hear his name called.
It surprised me a little bit because I had given up a little bit," said Don Jones, former Hazlewood football player. "Then I was on the phone with some teams about free agency and then I got a beep and it was the Miami Dolphins and I got surprised immediately...Truly a blessing and thank God every morning and I'm really excited and I'm looking forward to it."