Documentary: @ThomasJonesRB Produces & Stars “Mind Game”Published by Gyant on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 9:10 am.
Lights, camera, action. Football star Thomas Jones and his superstar football friends open about life as a popular sports players on and off the field. The secret life of sports athletes is legendary. But little of it is based in any real fact. From innuendo to scandal and everything every in between, Independently Major Entertainment gives us a bird-eye view into the lives of TJ, Plaxico Burress, Frank Gore, Ahmad Bradshaw, Adewale Ogunleye and many more in a brand new documentary “Mind Game”:
MIND GAME is an inside look into the mind of past and present pro football players. This film will ask the question “What does it take mentally to be in the National Football League?” It will also search to find out what kind of person it takes to be part of such a large scale sporting event and be faced with tough odds such as making it to the Super Bowl. Through the stories and interviews of players; the audience will learn how important it is to be mentally prepared to become a successful NFL player. The main goal of MIND GAME is to give our viewers a unique look at who football players are and shed some light on the mentality of a NFL player but in a very cinematic way. The filmmakers want the viewers to walk away understanding that players are regular people just like everybody else.
Take some time to watch the trailer above.
Star running back in the NFL, TV show executive producer and burgeoning actor, Thomas Quinn Jones is a man on a mission and a story of success. In 2000, Jones was an NFL first-round draft pick for the Arizona Cardinals and over his twelve year pro career he also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears, New York Jets, and Kansas City Chiefs. Jones is the only player in NFL history to earn 500+ rushing yards on five different NFL teams and one of only 26 running backs to be a member of the Elite 10K yard Rushing Club. Jones is recognized as a sure-fire NFL Hall of Famecandidate.
After a highly successful career as a professional athlete, Jones set his sights on the world of film and television. In 2012, he began executive producing and co-starring in a new TV series entitled, “The Lick”. In this urban TV series, Jones co-stars with Clifton Powell, Paul Campbell and Michael Blackson as dramatic stories unfold on the streets
Amidst numerous savvy business deals, Jones recently launched a clothing line under his company Independently Major Entertainment, and currently is producing an NFL inspired documentary entitled MINDGAME, that emerges the complexity of athletic determination, psyche, strengths and pitfalls. Transitioning from success on the
gridiron to success in-front of and behind the camera, Jones is poised to take the TV and film world by storm.
Jones’ magnetic personality has been evident since his youth. He was voted high school class president for three consecutive years at Powell Valley High School and known as a football star who led his team in back-to-back state championships in 1994 and 1995. Jones still holds the VHSL record for the most rushing yards in a single season (3314), and inducted into the Virginia High School League Hall of Fame.
At the University of Virginia, Jones earned a B.A. in Psychology within three years and continued his senior year focused on a Masters in Education. Jones is a charitable alumnus, having established the Thomas Quinn Jones, I Academic Scholarship that has graduated 30 students from his alma mater including his two younger sisters. As a
college senior, Jones was voted as a consensus first-team All-American by The Associated Press, Football News, the Football Writers Association of America, Walter Camp Foundation, and The Sporting News.
Born in the coal mining town of Big Stone Gap, Virginia, Thomas and his six siblings were raised by their loving and hard-working parents. His mother Betty worked in the coal mines as the only African-American for 19 years and his father, Thomas worked as a news commentator at a local television station. Jones credits his parents, five sisters and brother Julius who played seven years in the NFL with instilling the ambition and strong work ethic that has garnered him success throughout his career.
An all-encompassing view of his family life has been recorded by his parents’ memoirs in their book ‘Blessings from the Dust’ (Amazon).
From humble beginnings, Jones has worked his way to fame and fortune. With natural good looks, an athletic physique, and God-given talent, Jones is a top candidate for new leading male roles and in line to take on a new journey within the entertainment sector.
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