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Today: Donnie Jones Takes Over @Eagles

EaglesCamp social media takeovers are back and kicking things off is punter Donnie Jones. Although he does not have a presence on Twitter, he will get a taste of it when he takes over @Eagles on Wednesday afternoon following #EaglesCamp practice around 2 PM. Get to know your favorite punter and start tweeting him questions using #AskAnEagle.

Donnie Jones aka #DonnieLongBall

Donnie Jones joined the Eagles in the spring of 2013. A free agent signing from Houston, Jones made an immediate impact on special teams, setting a franchise record in net punting average (40.4), downing a career high 33 kicks inside the 20-yard line and becoming only the fourth punter in NFL history to earn NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors in consecutive games.

Congrats, #DonnieLongBall! pic.twitter.com/bUGde2inXX — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 4, 2013

Fans took notice and dubbed the Twitter-less Jones #DonnieLongBall:

The great debate: RT for #DonnieFootball Fav for #DonnieLongBall VOTE for Donnie Jones: http://t.co/yeWPho2Cko — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 4, 2013

The fans have spoken: #DonnieLongBall! — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 5, 2013

Comedy King

In one year with the team, Donnie Jones has already made quite a name for himself as the locker room joker.

#DonnieLongBall is HILARIOUS. @dakingson18 RT @ShadyScores: Who's the funniest guy on the team? #AskAnEagle — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) June 18, 2014

And he's always up for having a good time (so long as it doesn't get in the way of practice).

#HappySummer from #DonnieLongBall, Alex Henery and @Kairey2x. #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/8KpBdyYm7o — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) June 21, 2014

Family Man

We're down in Louisiana with #DonnieLongBall's family as they fit in one last swamp tour before #EaglesCamp pic.twitter.com/R6xnXVK1bx — Eagles Shows (@EaglesShows) July 23, 2014

Donnie Jones may be a football player and a clown, but his first role is father. "My greatest love besides football is definitely my family. I love being able to spend time with them away from football, whether it's going to their games or on vacations with the whole family. It's great to be able to spend quality time with them and help create memories that our kids will have forever."

#FlyEaglesFly

After a record-setting 2013, #DonnieLongBall is back for three more years. #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/yuDzHonRdk — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) March 11, 2014

When Jones joined the Eagles in 2013, he signed a one-year contract and after a stellar year, he made a splash on the first day of 2014 NFL Free Agency.

It's official: Welcome back #DonnieLongBall! #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/3hxst1Xcqh — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) March 12, 2014

After experiencing 10 years and four other NFL teams, Donnie Jones knew Philadelphia was the right place for him to call home.

#DonnieLongBall: For the first time in 10 years, I really felt part of a family. It's a big part of the culture Mr. Lurie is building here. — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) March 12, 2014

#DonnieLongBall wanted to punt for #EaglesNation all along: http://t.co/9lvHjxpgoE #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/8Bo4Pp71la — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) March 13, 2014

When you've made friends like these and fans like Eagles Nation, what else do you need?

#Eagles specialists celebrate on Snapchat. @JonDorenbos #DonnieLongBall and Sir Alex Henery #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/df1WG90EMJ — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 30, 2013

@EaglesShows retaining Donnie Jones! #stud — Michael Glynn (@mushymike) July 21, 2014

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Seen first on long snapper ' Instagram: Game time around the corner. Love snapping to Donnie Jones. Great punter, great holder. #Eagles #philly #TrainingCamp2014

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