Chris Jones (defensive tackle)

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Not to be confused with Chandler Jones.
Chris Jones
Chris Jones at 2012 Military Bowl.jpg
Jones plays in the 2012 Military Bowl for Bowling Green.
No. 94     New England Patriots
Defensive Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-07-12) July 12, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: Columbus, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 309 lb (140 kg)
Career information
High school: Brownsburg (IN)
College: Bowling Green
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 6 / Pick: 198
Debuted in 2013 for the New England Patriots
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Tackles 79
Sacks 9.0
Forced fumbles 0
Stats at

Christopher Dwightstone Jones (born July 12, 1990) is an American football defensive tackle for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL).

College career[edit]

Jones played for Bowling Green from 2009 to 2012. In 2009, he had 29 total tackles. The following season, he had 39 tackles and 6.0 sacks. He then had 47 tackles and 8.5 sacks in 2011 and was named to the All-Mid-American Conference (MAC) first team. In 2012, Jones had 42 tackles, and he ranked third in the nation with 12.5 sacks. He was the MAC defensive player of the year and was named to the All-MAC first team again.[1]

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2 in 302 lb 3234 in 9 in 5.25 s 1.87 s 2.99 s 4.44 s 7.34 s 31 in 8 ft 9 in 30 reps
Vertical jump and broad jump values are from the Bowling Green Pro Day;[2] all other values are from the NFL Scouting Combine.[3]

Houston Texans[edit]

Jones was selected by the Houston Texans in the sixth round (198th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.[4]

He was released by the Houston Texans on August 31, 2013.[5]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Jones was claimed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after his release from the Houston Texans on Sept 1, 2013 and was inactive for the Tampa Bay’s season opener against the New York Jets. He was released by the Buccaneers on September 10, 2013.[6]

New England Patriots[edit]

2013 NFL season[edit]

After the Buccaneers waived Jones, the New England Patriots claimed him off waivers. Jones recorded his first career sack against the Cincinnati Bengals on October 6, 2013. On October 20, during overtime of the Patriots' Week 7 game against the New York Jets, Jones was called for a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct call on a Nick Folk missed 56-yard field goal that would have given the Patriots the ball around midfield. The call was for violating a rule, altered that season, prohibiting pushing a teammate into the opponent's formation (it was the first time that call had been made). Folk went on to hit a 42-yard field goal that gave the Jets the win, in a game where Jones also recorded two sacks.[7]

Jones finished the season with 6.0 sacks, which was 2nd amongst rookies.[8]

2014 NFL season[edit]

The following season, Jones made up for his penalty which gave the Jets the victory over the Patriots in 2013. In the same scenario from the previous season, the Jets attempted a game winning field goal in the dying seconds of the game, but instead of taking a penalty which would have allowed the Jets a better chance at the attempt, Jones blocked Nick Folk's kick, securing the victory for the Patriots. The feat also earned him AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for Week 7 of the 2014 NFL season. Jones and the Patriots won Super Bowl XLIX over the defending champion Seattle Seahawks.


  1. ^ "Chris Jones". Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  2. ^ "Chris Jones". NFL Draft Scout. Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Chris Jones: Combine player profile". NFL. Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ Daley, Matt (April 27, 2013). "BGSU's Chris Jones Selected By Houston". Hustle Belt. Retrieved April 28, 2013. 
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  6. ^ "Patriots claim DT Chris Jones off waivers from Tampa Bay; Released OL Josh Kline". 
  7. ^ "Jets stun Patriots on Nick Folk's controversial FG in overtime". Associated Press. 20 Oct 2013. Retrieved 20 Oct 2013. 
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