Aaron Jones scored four touchdowns against the Detroit Lions, but Green Bay Packers trainer Bryan Engel was the hero of the night.
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones father passed away earlier this year at the age of 56 due to complications with COVID-19.
Jones wore a necklace with a housing for his father’s ashes, that he wears during games to honor his father.
During one of his four touchdowns the housing with the ashes fell off and was lost. Aaron Jones mentioned in a postgame interview, that he had lost the necklace somewhere in the end zone, but that’s exactly where he dad would have wanted him to do so if he was going to lose it anywhere.
Packers trainer Bryan Engel searched relentlessly until the early hours of the morning and eventually found it.
Aaron Jones is the most lovable player in Packers history pic.twitter.com/ytuSBYzEqp
— packers clips (@packers_clips) September 21, 2021
It’s almost 2 a.m. and someone (I think it’s head trainer Bryan Engel, but my eyes aren’t great right now) just came back out to look for the necklace holding Aaron Jones’ father’s ashes that he lost on his second TD catch in that part of the end zone. pic.twitter.com/zJ7V1m2GsX
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) September 21, 2021
Found at 1:45am Thank you to our trainer Bryan ”Flea” Engel I’m forever grateful 🙏🏾♥️🕊 pic.twitter.com/ylTlZ5Jpfr
— Aaron Jones 3️⃣3️⃣ (@Showtyme_33) September 21, 2021
The head athletic trainer in Green Bay was out on the field at 1:45 this morning looking out for one of his guys, #Packers RB Aaron Jones.
— Michele Steele (@MicheleSteele) September 21, 2021