Former LSU football and baseball star Chad Jones is closer to playing professional football.
Jones told me today that he's been cleared by doctors to play in the NFL, and says he's been given a two-year extension on his contract by the New York Giants.
The two-sport standout had been drafted by the Giants following his LSU career, only to see his dreams nearly dashed by a major car crash in 2010.
Click below to listen to my interview with Chad Jones:
After nearly losing his leg, Jones has been in constant rehabilitation, working to get back to playing form.