STILLWATER — As the Oklahoma State players gather in a circle and lock elbows about two hours before every game, Richetti Jones is always the first to bow his head and begin to pray.
“God, we come to you in this circle,” Jones always says, “because a circle has no beginning and no end. We come together, in unity, as brothers to lift your name up.”
He will finish off the ritual, too, before the Cowboys huddle up and head to the locker room.
It's those types of acts that make Jones such a critical piece of the No. 2 Cowboys. He's more than the starting defensive end that makes life tough on opposing quarterbacks.