Chipper Jones speaks to Emory University students - CBS46 News

Chipper Jones speaks to Emory University students

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Former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones took a break from retirement Thursday night to speak to a group of Emory University students. He was the guest speaker for the college's annual Class Day.

Jones told the group he doesn't take what he's been able to accomplish in his career for granted.

"I certainly don't think of myself as a hero, but I think I've been given an opportunity and a platform to be able to influence people, to help people," Jones said.

Jones spent his entire MLB career with the Braves and walked away from the game after last season.

Emory's Class Day event also recognized students with special awards.

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