Julian Jones, a highly regarded Alabama high school football player, died Monday from an apparent suicide. He was just a 16 year old junior. Jones, well-known for his talent at defensive end, had been the son of former NFL tight end and 1987 Redskins’ SuperBowl team member, Anthony Jones. He also followed in his father’s footsteps, playing tight end on the offensive side of the ball. Julian was considered one of the top-20 overall football prospects in the state’s Class of 2016. Madison County coroner confirmed suicide as the cause of death on Monday. Prayers go out to Julian’s family and friends during such a tragic time in their lives. Check out the sympathy and heart felt tweets of close friends after the jump !