George Jones (American football)
December 31, 1973 |
Greenville, South Carolina
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||204 lb (93 kg)|
|High school:||Eastside High School|
|College:||San Diego State|
|NFL Draft:||1997 / Round: 5 / Pick: 154|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Despite having a stellar college career at San Diego State, where Jones broke many of Marshall Faulk's rushing records, . He made his NFL debut during the 1997 season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, serving as a halfback for most of the season while Tim Lester was on injured reserve. The following season, he was released by the Steelers and moved on to the Jacksonville Jaguars before finishing his career with the expansion Cleveland Browns in 1999.
Since his retirement from NFL in 1999 he had 3 children, one of which is with Down syndrome. The older one is eight years of and receives coaching in American football from George Jones himself. In an interview with PGH Sports Daily he said that "[NFL] was the greatest thing that ever happened to me".
- "George Jones, Steelers Running Back, 1997". PGH Sports Daily. July 7, 2016. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
- NFL Draft.
- "George Jones Statistics". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
- Chris Dufrense (September 25, 1996). "Aztec Ruins : San Diego State's Jones Was a Heisman Candidate Before Season, but After Probe of His Car Purchase, He Hasn't Even Talked to His de Facto Family". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
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