NFL's Dhani Jones Tries Water Polo in Travel Channel Series
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- National Football League linebacker Dhani Jones tried his hand at the world's toughest sport as the former University of Michigan standout traveled to Croatia to try water polo as part of his Travel Channel Series, "Dhani Jones Tackles the Globe".
The star of the show in which he learns how to play international sports that are unknown to most Americans, Jones has a long career in professional sports.
At the University of Michigan, Jones was a three time All-Big Ten honoree. As a sophomore, Jones started nine games at linebacker and finished second on the team with 90 tackles and six sacks, playing alongside Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson on Michigan's 1997 national champion squad. As a junior in 1998, he started at linebacker and finished with 72 tackles. Lining up at strong side linebacker as a senior in 1999, he finished second on the team with 81 tackles.
Drafted by the New York Giants in the sixth round (177th overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft, he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2004 and started in Super Bowl XXXIX against the New England Patriots. In 2007, he signed a free agent contract with the New Orleans Saints before signing with the Cincinnati Bengals later the same year.
Click here to watch Jones face-off against some of Croatia's best players.