Christian Jones (American football)
Jones with the Chicago Bears in 2014
|No. 52 – Chicago Bears|
February 18, 1991 |
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||251 lb (114 kg)|
|High school:||Winter Park (FL) Lake Howell|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 6, 2017|
Christian Jones (born February 18, 1991) is an American football inside linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2014. He played college football at Florida State.
Jones attended Lake Howell High School in Winter Park, Florida. He recorded 326 tackles during his career. A five-star recruit, he was ranked as the second best outside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com.
As a true freshman in 2010, Jones played in all 14 games, recording 18 tackles and three sacks. As a sophomore in 2011, he started all 13 games, recording 56 tackles and three sacks. As a junior in 2012, he started all 14 games and led the team in tackles with 95. He nearly entered the 2013 NFL Draft, but decided against it. As a senior in 2013, he was suspended one game for violation of team rules. He recorded 56 tackles with 7.5 tackles for a loss, one interception and two sacks.
|Ht||Wt||40‑yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20‑ss||3‑cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 3 1⁄8 in
|4.74 s||1.68 s||2.76 s||4.38 s||7.03 s||33 1⁄2 in
|9 ft 7 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
On May 10, 2014, Jones signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent. Despite being rated highly, it is believed he went undrafted because he failed a drug test at the NFL Combine. He had 42 tackles and 2 sacks in five starts in his rookie season.
On March 11, 2017, Jones signed a one-year contract extension with the Bears.
- Christian Jones to Return to FSU for Senior Year
- Florida State suspends starting linebacker Christian Jones for Bethune-Cookman game
- "Lions vs. Bears - Box Score - January 3, 2016 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-02-20.
- "Bears re-sign linebacker Christian Jones". Bears Wire. March 11, 2017. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
- Bobby Bowden kept up with the Joneses