Jon Baldwin

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Jon Baldwin
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Baldwin with the Chiefs in the 2012.
No. --     Free Agent
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-08-10) August 10, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school: Aliquippa (PA)
College: Pittsburgh
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26
Debuted in 2011 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 2009 Rivals All-American (third team)
  • 2009 First Team All-Big East
  • 2009 ECAC All-Star Team
  • 2009 Columbus Touchdown Club Player of Distinction Award
  • 2009 Big East All-Academic Football Team
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Receptions 44
Receiving Yards 607
Receiving Average 13.8
Receiving TDs 2
Stats at

Jonathan Dupree Baldwin (born August 10, 1989) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Pittsburgh.

He was also a member of the San Francisco 49ers.

College career[edit]

Baldwin played for the University of Pittsburgh. As a true freshman in 2008, Baldwin started 3 of 13 games, recording 18 receptions for 404 yards and three touchdowns.

During his sophomore season in 2009 he made 54 receptions for 1,080 yards and eight touchdowns in the regular season.[1] including six catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns against Cincinnati in the final game with the conference championship on the line, but Pittsburgh lost by one point.[2]

Heading into the 2010 season, Lindy's listed him as the nation's No. 3 wide receiver and a second team All-American while the Sporting News listed Baldwin as a third-team preseason All-American.[3] In 2010, he had 55 receptions, 822 yard and five touchdowns in 13 games.

Professional career[edit]

2011 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 4⅜ in 228 lb 34 in 10⅛ in 4.49 s 1.58 s 2.57 s 4.34 s 7.07 s 42 in 10 ft 9 in 20 reps
All values from NFL Combine [4]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Baldwin was selected with the 26th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.[5] He was expected to be the 2nd WR on the roster behind Dwayne Bowe. On July 29, 2011 he signed a 4-year deal with the Chiefs. In week 2 of the 2011 NFL preseason Baldwin suffered a wrist injury after a locker room fight with teammate Thomas Jones that sidelined him for the rest of the 2011 preseason.[6] Baldwin caught his first NFL catch against the Raiders on week 7 for 14 yards. On October 31, 2011 Baldwin played in his first game at Arrowhead Stadium as he played a key role in the Chiefs 23-20 victory over the San Diego Chargers. Baldwin caught 5 passes for 82 yards as well as catching his first career NFL touchdown on a 39-yard pass from Matt Cassel. Baldwin would finish the year with 254 receiving yards and one touchdown.

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

On August 19, 2013, Baldwin was traded to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for WR A. J. Jenkins.[7] He was waived on August 3, 2014.[8]

Detroit Lions[edit]

On August 4, 2014, Baldwin was claimed by the Detroit Lions,[9] but was waived following a failed physical.[10]


Baldwin has two sisters and is the son of Jeffrey and Tezmalita Baldwin. His father was a defensive lineman at Pitt from 1981–84.[11] His cousin Charles Fisher played cornerback in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals.[11]


  1. ^ stats
  2. ^ Cincinnati 45, Pittsburgh 44 Box Score ESPN
  3. ^ "Pitt's Lewis, Pinkston and Penn State's Wisniewski garner All-American honors". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA). 2010-06-10. Retrieved 2010-06-10. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ Teicher, Adam (April 28, 2011). "Chiefs Select Receiver Jonathan Baldwin". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Source: Jonathan Baldwin hurt in fight". August 20, 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  7. ^ Rapp, Timothy (August 19, 2013). "San Francisco 49ers Trade A.J. Jenkins to Kansas City Chiefs for Jon Baldwin". Bleacher Report. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  8. ^ Florio, Mike. "49ers give up on receiver Jon Baldwin". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  9. ^ Wesseling, Chris (August 4, 2014). "Jon Baldwin reportedly claimed by Detroit Lions". Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  10. ^ "Lions waive WR Jonathan Baldwin". 
  11. ^ a b Johnathan Baldwin Pittsburgh Panthers

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