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Gold Star family that announced Sidney Jones at NFL draft gave him late lieutenant's dog tag

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Gold Star family that announced Sidney Jones at NFL draft gave him late lieutenant's dog tag

There were a whole lot of people who were excited when the Philadelphia Eagles selected Sidney Jones with the 43rd pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Eagles fans were elated that the team took a risk on a stud cornerback — a position of desperate need for the franchise.

Jones was stoked to finally hear his name called after some concerns over his injury prevented him from going earlier. And two other people were simply thrilled to be involved in announcing his name.

Mikki and Chris, wife and son of U.S. Army 1st Lt. Demetrius Frison who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2011, were chosen to accompany Ron Jaworski to announce the Eagles' pick in the second round as part of the NFL's Salute to Service initiative.

Lt. Frison was a native of Philadelphia and a huge Eagles fan so it was a special moment for his family

Well, that wasn't the only treat Mikki and Chris would end up receiving. They got the opportunity to finally meet Sidney this week at the team's NovaCare Complex and they presented him with a special gift, one of Lt. Frison's dog tags.

Jones shared the special gesture on his Twitter account.

Sixers players react to Gordon Hayward's horrific leg injury

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Sixers players react to Gordon Hayward's horrific leg injury

You absolutely hate to see it.

That's how the sports world felt Tuesday night when Celtics small forward Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome leg injury during the NBA opener against the Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena.

The injury, which is graphic, can be seen here. Hayward has been diagnosed with a fractured left ankle.

Instantly, an outpouring of support spread across the NBA.

Here is some reaction from Sixers players:

Eagles rookie Sidney Jones knows about tough injuries. He's recovering from a torn Achilles tendon.

And the terrible injury produced some powerful scenes and images.

Nolan Patrick shows his wizardry with through-the-legs pass for goal

Nolan Patrick shows his wizardry with through-the-legs pass for goal

We've heard so much about Nolan Patrick's vision and passing ability.

Now we know why.

Patrick on Tuesday delivered the first jaw-dropping highlight of his NHL career when he slickly dropped a pass through his legs for a trailing Dale Weise, who finished the play with the Flyers' fourth second-period goal of the night (see observations).

You can watch the play in the video above … and just, wow.

Patrick, only 19 years old, does it so naturally and without even looking — at all — in Weise's direction.

Some Flyers were seen on the bench smiling in amazement of the teenager.

And it probably won't be the only time.