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VIDEOS: Julio Jones Touchdowns The Highlight Of Rookie Season (So Far)

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones returned from an injury that had cost him a handful of games, and didn't wait long before making his presence known. He did this by entering the starting lineup, which caused television broadcast graphics to show him as a starter.

But you know what I mean. Watch this 50-yard catch in the end zone against the Indianapolis Colts:

Referees ruled it incomplete, but Jones immediately began calling for Mike Smith to challenge the ruling. The question was whether the ball bobbled into the ground as he crashed to the ground. As you can see, his arm is under the ball, and there's no clear evidence of it striking the turf.

That's Jones' first NFL touchdown, by the way. He's juuust missed on a couple other deep efforts so far this season.


Here's another, perhaps less impressive but still a fine look at what kind of a dominant athlete the Falcons traded so much for:

For more on this game, visit Falcons blog The Falcoholic and Colts blog Stampede Blue.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.