Ben Jones (offensive lineman)

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Ben Jones
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Jones in the 2012 NFL season.
No. 60 Houston Texans
Position: Center / Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-07-02) July 2, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Litchfield, Maine
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 303 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school: Centreville (AL) Bibb County
College: Georgia
NFL draft: 2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 99
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-SEC (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Games played: 16
Games started: 10
Stats at NFL.com

Ben Jones (born July 2, 1989) is an American football offensive lineman for the Houston Texans. He played college football for the Georgia Bulldogs.

High school career[edit]

A native of Centreville, Alabama, Jones attended Bibb County High School, where he was a two-way lineman and team captain. He paved the way for running back Zac Stacy, who rushed for 1,666 yards and 24 TDs. Regarded as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Jones was listed as the No. 7 center prospect in his class.[1] Despite living only an hour away from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Jones grew up a Georgia Bulldogs fan.[2]

College career[edit]

Jones became the Bulldogs starting center three games into his freshman season (at No. 24 Arizona State), after Chris Davis was moved to left guard.[3] The centerpiece of a young offensive line, Jones helped protect quarterback Matthew Stafford, who threw for 3,459 yards (second most in school history) and 25 touchdowns (single-season record), while also clearing the way for running back Knowshon Moreno (1,400 rushing yards).

As a senior in 2011, Jones was named an All-American by ESPN.[4]

Professional career[edit]

2012 NFL Draft[edit]

Jones was considered one of the top center prospects for the 2012 NFL Draft.[5] Sports Illustrated ranked him second among center prospects, behind only Peter Konz.[6] Jones was drafted in the fourth round by the Houston Texans. He was one of only three centers selected, besides Konz and David Molk.

Houston Texans[edit]

Jones was expected to backup Pro Bowl center Chris Myers while also seeing time at guard. Starting in Week 7 of the 2012 NFL season, against the Baltimore Ravens, Jones became the starting right guard for the Texans.

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