Greg Jones (fullback)

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Greg Jones
No. --     Free Agent
Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-04-04) April 4, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth: Columbia, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school: Beaufort (SC) Battery Creek
College: Florida State
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55
Debuted in 2004 for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Career history
Roster status: Free Agent
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2013
Rushing yards 911
Yards per rush 3.4
Rushing touchdowns 10
Receptions 69
Receiving yards 438
Receiving touchdowns 3
Stats at NFL.com

Greg Jones (born April 4, 1981) is an American football fullback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida State.

Early years[edit]

Jones attended Battery Creek High School in Beaufort, South Carolina, where he earned all-state honors on offense and defense, and also ran track and field, recording a personal best of 10.7 seconds in the 100 meters.

College career[edit]

Initially recruited as an All-State Linebacker, he played for Florida State, rushing for 2,535 yards and 23 touchdowns in his college career. He is sixth for all-time rushing yards at FSU.

Professional career[edit]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

The Jaguars selected Jones in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft. In Jacksonville, Jones has mostly seen action as fullback, filling in at tailback and as a substitute for Fred Taylor. In his rookie season, Jones carried 62 times for 162 yards and three touchdowns.

Due to an injury to his ACL suffered against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during preseason on August 26, 2006, Jones did not play football during the 2006 NFL season.

During the 2007 NFL season Jones carried the ball 42 times for 119 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also added 99 yards and 2 touchdowns on 11 catches and he was the first alternate on AFC Pro Bowl roster at fullback. He was scheduled to become a free agent but on February 13, 2008, the Jaguars signed him to a new deal.[1] The deal is rumored to be worth $17.4 million over 5 years, including up to $3 million in incentives. The deal made Jones the highest-paid fullback in NFL history.[2]

Jones was placed on season-ending injured reserve with an ankle injury on December 10, 2008. He finished the 2008 season with two carries for 13 yards and 13 receptions for 116 yard and a touchdown in 12 games.

On December 17, 2009, Jones was placed on Injured Reserve due to an ankle injury and missed the rest of the season.

Jones is considered one of the best fullbacks in the league as he has helped Jacksonville be consistent in their running game success. Jones helped All-Pro running back Maurice Jones-Drew become the 2011 leading rusher in the NFL.

Houston Texans[edit]

Jones was signed by the Houston Texans on March 27, 2013.[3]

NFL stats[edit]

Rushing Stats[4]

Year Team Games Carries Yards Yards per Carry Longest Carry Touchdowns First Downs Fumbles Fumbles Lost
2004 JAX 16 62 162 2.6 12 3 14 1 0
2005 JAX 14 151 575 3.8 27 4 32 0 0
2007 JAX 16 42 119 2.8 11 2 7 0 0
2008 JAX 12 2 13 6.5 13 0 1 0 0
2009 JAX 13 4 23 5.8 11 0 1 0 0
2010 JAX 16 2 4 2.0 3 0 0 0 0
2011 JAX 16 2 7 3.5 6 1 1 0 0
2012 JAX 12 5 8 1.6 4 0 3 0 0
2013 HOU 16 2 2 1.0 4 0 0 0 0
Career 131 272 913 3.4 27 10 59 1 0

Receiving Stats[4]

Year Team Games Receptions Targets Yards Yards per Reception Longest Reception Touchdowns First Downs Fumbles Fumbles Lost
2004 JAX 16 3 - 13 4.3 9 0 1 0 0
2005 JAX 14 10 - 65 6.5 10 0 3 0 0
2007 JAX 16 11 19 99 9.0 27 2 8 0 0
2008 JAX 12 13 15 116 8.9 22 1 6 0 0
2009 JAX 13 5 11 14 2.8 9 0 0 0 0
2010 JAX 16 11 11 47 4.3 12 0 2 0 0
2011 JAX 16 4 9 19 4.8 10 0 2 0 0
2012 JAX 12 11 13 64 5.8 10 0 1 0 0
2013 HOU 16 5 11 34 6.8 19 0 1 0 0
Career 131 73 89 471 6.5 27 3 24 0 0

Returning Stats[4]

Year Team Games Punt Return Attempts Punt Return Yards Punts Returned for Touchdown Punts Fair Caught Longest Punt Return Kickoff Return Attempts Kickoff Return Yards Kickoffs Returned for Touchdown Kickoffs Fair Caught Longest Kickoff Return
2004 JAX 16 0 0 0 0 0 5 90 0 0 23
2005 JAX 14 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2008 JAX 12 0 0 0 0 0 2 19 0 0 10
2013 HOU 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 17 0 0 17
Career 58 0 0 0 0 0 9 126 0 0 23

Personal[edit]

Jones is a cousin of boxer Joe Frazier.[5]

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