WATCH THE STORY OF NFL PLAYER REGGIE JONES
“Showtime For Stars Founder”
Reggie “Showtime” Jones- Founder & President
Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Reggie ‘Showtime’ Jones always dreamed of being extraordinary and accomplishing great things in his life. Although many events in his life weren’t much to brag about, he found a way to carry on. Left to help raise his sisters at the young age of 13 after his mother was incarcerated, and his dad was killed in a fire, Reggie decided that setting a good example and striving for success were his only options. Reggie took that tragic moment in his life and turned tragedy into a trampoline propelling himself higher.
Reggie grasped onto anything positive: quotes, motivational speeches, movies, etc. He built a formula for success and stuck to it. Achieving All-Star status at Kent-Meridian High School, excelling in football, track and swimming including setting his school record in triple jump, he knew that playing football was his way of reaching a larger audience of people to spread his knowledge on overcoming adversity.
Reggie was a 3 year starter at the University of Idaho before transferring to Portland State University where he started his Senior year as well. He finished with 4 interceptions and one for a touchdown. Starting as a freshman at the University of Idaho, injuries disabled him from making the mark he wanted on the field. Finishing his college football career and graduating with a bachelors degree in Social Sciences at Portland State University, Reggie was chosen by the New Orleans Saints. However, he would later tear his Achilles’ tendon which again prevented him from making the mark he wanted.
Remembering what he learned when he was young, Reggie turned an adverse situation into an opportunity for improvement. He went on to win the Super Bowl that year.
From there Reggie went on to play for the Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, Virginia Destroyers, and also in the CFL with the Ottawa Redblacks.
Life happens; when it does, grow stronger, become smarter, and keep your head up so you can see where you’re going.” Reggie says, “If there’s anything I’ve learned, it’s perseverance.
If something happens, it’s not the end. Don’t see loss as defeat but as a chance to conquer something far greater.” Reggie considers his greatest strength to be his attitude. What sets him apart from others is his ability to visualize and focus while keeping a positive attitude and strong work ethic.
Reggie says that “obstacles are nothing but hurdles, and hurdles are made to be jumped over.” Sports has been a vehicle for Reggie to reach out to teens to give them the tools to grow into successful adults.
Failure is not an option as long as Showtime For Stars is around. There is a formula for overcoming and achieving great feats, and it’s my duty to make sure these Stars of the future receive it.
Reggie loves to spend time with his family including his son Dash, his daughter Shyne, and his wife Kaleigh Jones. “I want to set the bar on what a dad looks like. Being that I didn’t have one I want my kids to enjoy theirs to the fullest.”
~Reggie “Showtime” Jones