STORY: LA JONES

TRT: 1:30

SOURCE: AP Television News

RESTRICTIONS: AP Television News Clients Only

LANGUAGE: English/NAT

DATELINE: New Orleans, February 3

IT WAS A SPECTACULAR HOMECOMING FOR BALTIMORE RAVENS WIDE RECEIVER JACOBY JONES.

THE 49ERS KICKED OFF TO START THE SECOND HALF.

JONES, A NEW ORLEANS NATIVE CAUGHT THE BALL…AND RAN 108 YARDS FOR THE TOUCHDOWN.

SOUNDBITE: Jacoby Jones, Ravens Wide Receiver

"I mean cause all year we've been running them sidelines and counter returns, they were not expecting us to run a straight middle return, and we ran it straight down their throat."

THE RUN WAS ORIGINALLY RULED A 109 YARD RETURN BUT WAS LATER SHORTENED BY THE LEAGUE.

STILL GOOD ENOUGH TO BE THE LONGEST RETURN IN SUPER BOWL HISTORY.

SOUNDBITE: Jacoby Jones, Ravens Wide Receiver

"Man they be hating on me man. ((reporter: They changed it from 109 to 108)). That's the same thing they did in the Dallas game, from 109 to 108. It is what it is, I'll take it. (laughter)"

JONES REFLECTED ON WHAT IT MEANT TO WIN THE SUPER BOWL IN HIS HOMETOWN.

SOUNDBITE: Jacoby Jones, Ravens Wide Receiver

"When I graduated high school I was 5'7, 160, soaking wet with bricks in my pocket. You know everybody stepped on me. I was the underdog all my life."

JONES ALSO SET A RECORD FOR THE MOST COMBINED YARDS IN A SUPER BOWL GAME…WITH 290.

RAVENS COACH JOHN HARBAUGH CREDITED HIS SPECIAL TEAMS UNIT ON JONES' RETURN TOUCHDOWN.

SOUNDBITE: John Harbaugh, Ravens Coach

"The kick return was well blocked and Jacoby made it with his speed."

THE RAVENS SIGNED JONES AS A FREE AGENT LAST OFF SEASON.

SOUNDBITE: John Harbaugh, Ravens Coach

"Jacoby has just been a blessing to this team and we're just so grateful to have him on this team."

JONES ALSO CAUGHT A TOUCHDOWN PASS IN THE FIRST HALF, SPINNING INTO THE END ZONE FOR A 56 YARD SCORE.

SOUNDBITE: Jacoby Jones, Ravens Wide Receiver

"When I got up and faked the guy out that was just backyard football right there, that's catch me if you can, that's like playing freeze tag."

JONES AND HIS TEAMMATES WILL WE WELCOMED BACK TO BALTIMORE WITH A PARADE ON TUESDAY.

TED SHAFFREY, ASSOCIATED PRESS, NEW ORLEANS

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