Who Is Xavier Worthy’s Mother? Everything You Need To Know About Nicky Jones

You may know Xavier Worthy as a speedy wide receiver, but are you familiar with his upbringing? Learn more about his mother Nicky Jones.

Xavier Worthy was born on April 27, 2003, in Fresno, Calif., and is one of the top wide receiver prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Worthy’s speed propelled him to the fastest 40-yard dash time in the history of the NFL Scouting Combine at 4.21 seconds. Does his speed run in the family?

Getting To Know Xavier Worthy’s Mother

Worthy is the pride and joy of his mother, Nicky Jones. Jones has been an advocate for her son on social media for quite some time but was especially vocal when Worthy broke the NFL Combine 40-yard dash record.

“MY SON is fastest guy in the history of the NFL Combine! #historymade” she wrote.

 

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Before taking the NFL scouting world by storm, Jones played a pivotal role in ensuring that her son would be eligible to graduate from high school in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic and turned toward ALVS (Apex Learning Virtual School). As a result, he finished his high school diploma a year ahead of time.

“I did some asking around, and someone recommended ALVS,” Jones wrote. “After researching their website and speaking directly with one of their Program Coordinators, I decided to enroll Xavier in the ALVS program.

“Their staff worked directly with the Director of Recruiting at the university Xavier planned to attend, to ensure the proposed class schedule met all NCAA academic eligibility requirements. Xavier’s instructors were great to work with!

“The online classroom and coursework were simple and easy to follow. His Student Success Advisor and instructors were readily available to answer any questions I had. They also frequently communicated his progress throughout his time enrolled. Once his classes were completed, again, ALVS worked with the university to provide required documents, final transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc., to help complete his college enrollment.”

While Worthy was initially committed to Michigan to play college football, he instead enrolled at the University of Texas. He went on to be named a Freshman All-American, the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year, and a first-team All-Big 12 selection in 2021 and 2023. He earned a spot as a second-team All-Big 12 pick in 2022.

The Athletic’s Max Olson wrote about Jones’ involvement in getting her son to Texas. Just a few days before Worthy was set to move to Ann Arbor, Mich., along with other freshman early enrollees, Michigan’s strict admissions standards for midyear enrollees wouldn’t allow him to be admitted into school. A staffer told him that he’d be better off enrolling in Michigan’s summer bridge program.

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“For me, that didn’t fly,” Jones said via Olson. “I turned in all of his academic paperwork and applications in September. As far as I had been told, up until two weeks before, he was on track to enroll early. There was nothing missing, nothing short, they’d waived the SATs. It didn’t make sense. Something wasn’t right. What’s the problem, and why am I finding out about this now?”

And as Worthy’s college career came to a close, Jones posted a message on social media highlighting her son’s impressive accomplishments and dedication.

“Thank you for representing yourself, family, & city the way you did these past 3 yrs. No off the field issues. Played every game, even when injured. Persevered thru bad times & stayed humble during good times. Being your mom is one of my greatest joys in life! So thankful!”

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