April 13, 2024

Las Vegas (WSVN) – Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa collaborated with USAA and the Marine Corps Association to provide veteran Sgt. John Jones with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend Super Bowl LVIII and see his favorite San Francisco 49ers play.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me and for my older brother who’s 14 years older than me,” Jones added.

Jones, a retired Marine Corps veteran with a Purple Heart, served his country for nearly 12 years, experiencing multiple deployments before suffering a catastrophic injury in 2005 that resulted in the amputation of both legs.

Despite his own struggles, Jones has been striving to assist other veterans in their transition to civilian life.

“For me, it’s just an amazing opportunity to meet with an amazing athlete who gives back to his community,” Jones added.

Tagovailoa, USAA, and the Marine Corps Association arranged for Jones and his brother to attend Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas.



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The quarterback, known for deriving inspiration from military personnel, expressed his excitement for the meeting.

“Whenever I face setbacks, challenges, or adversity in my football career, I always find inspiration from the men and women in the military who bravely serve our country,” he stated. “I can’t wait to learn from him and show my thanks when we meet in Las Vegas.”

Jones, a die-hard 49ers supporter, is excited to share every moment of the Super Bowl with his Chiefs-fan brother, making their attendance a memorable event despite their divided loyalties.

“My brother and I are definitely going to take it all in, see what happens, and kind of go with the flow,” Jones added.

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