Football players from Fontana have been turning in some excellent performances at the professional and college levels this season.
Marvin Jones, a graduate of Etiwanda High School who plays for the Detroit Lions, is the leading receiver in the NFL after the first five weeks.
Jones has 27 receptions for 519 yards, the highest yardage total in the league, and he has scored 3 touchdowns.
On Oct. 9, Jones caught a 1-yard touchdown pass for the Lions, who pulled out a 24-23 win over Philadelphia.
----- IN OTHER PRO FOOTBALL NEWS, Chris Carter, a Kaiser High School graduate, is a special teams player and reserve linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens.
Carter has a total of 2 solo tackles in limited playing time this season.
Carter is in his sixth year in the NFL after enjoying a fine college career at Fresno State.
----- IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS, Jamaal Williams, a Summit High School graduate who is a running back for BYU, is the No. 2 rusher in Division 1-A.
Williams has gained 866 yards in six games this season, and he accumulated 163 yards on 30 carries and scored 2 touchdowns in BYU's 31-14 conquest of Michigan State on Oct. 8.
The week before, Williams set an all-time school rushing record with 286 yards and cashed in 5 TDs as BYU won a wild game against Toledo, 55-53.
----- IN COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS, three players from Fontana schools caught passes in Chaffey College's 34-22 loss to Palomar on Oct. 1.
Michael Watkins (a Fontana A.B. Miller High School graduate) had 7 receptions for 89 yards, while Chris Alloway (Summit) had 4 catches for 33 yards and Cameron Coleman (Summit) had 2 catches for 38 yards.