Jason Jones (defensive end)

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Jason Jones
No. 91     Detroit Lions
Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-05-23) May 23, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth: Detroit, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
High school: Southfield (MI) Lathrup
College: Eastern Michigan
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54
Debuted in 2008 for the Tennessee Titans
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles 122
Sacks 18.5
Forced Fumbles 7
Stats at NFL.com

Jason Duane Jones (born May 23, 1986) is an American football defensive end for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft and also played for the Seattle Seahawks. He played college football at Eastern Michigan.[1]


Early years[edit]

Jones attended Southfield-Lathrup High School in Lathrup Village, Michigan and enjoyed an outstanding prep career as a football and basketball player. He was named first-team All-Oakland Athletic Association as a senior, recording 27 tackles, six sacks, four forced fumbles and seven interceptions, three of which were returned for touchdowns. He also caught 25 passes for 395 yards and eight touchdowns as a receiver. The Detroit News named him the 44th-best player on the Blue Chip list in the state of Michigan, as he also added All-Metro North honors. Jones is the younger brother of retired American Professional Basketball Player Brian LaWan Alexander. Also, Jones older brother, Michael, played football at Alabama State and other brother, Jamar, works at the White House as a Secret Service uniformed police officier.

College career[edit]

Jones played college football for Eastern Michigan University. As a senior (2007), Jones received third-team All-American and first-team All-Mid-American Conference honors. He played in all 12 games with 11 starts and finished fourth on the team with 70 tackles. He tied for seventh in the NCAA with a career-high 19.5 stops for losses. He added 10 quarterback pressures, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble while breaking up three passes and blocking a kick. Selected to play in the 2008 Senior Bowl All-Star Game and finished with three tackles, one sack for 14 yards and one forced fumble. Jones was named the recipient of the Harold E. Sponberg Award as the team's top down lineman scholar-athlete.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

Jason Jones was drafted in the second round (54th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft. He started against the Pittsburgh Steelers in week 16 of the 2008 season as a result of injuries to Albert Haynesworth and Kyle Vanden Bosch. In thirteen games during the regular season, Jones totaled 31 tackles and 5 sacks. He was particularly impressive in his week 16 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers when his 3.5 sacks, 5 tackles and 3 forced fumbles made him a candidate for Defensive Player of the Week.[3] Jones got ejected from a Week 2 game versus the Houston Texans. Jones was placed on injured reserve on December 9, 2009 due to a shoulder injury.

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

On March 17, 2012, Jones signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks.[4]

Detroit Lions[edit]

On March 13, 2013, Jones signed a three-year deal with the Detroit Lions.[5] On September 22, 2013 (Week 3 of the 2013 NFL Season), Jones suffered a season ending knee injury.[6]

Giving back to the Community[edit]

Jason Jones is affiliated with the 501c3 Non-Profit Team Alexander Athletics organization. The organization is exclusively for charitable and educational purposes addressing its mission through programs and events. T.A.A. encourages a cross-cultural environment to stimulate conversation with the purpose of overcoming racial barriers, relations and networking to promote unity through athletics and sports.

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