Greg Jones (fullback)
|Date of birth:||May 9, 1981|
|Place of birth:||Columbia, South Carolina|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||251 lb (114 kg)|
|High school:||Beaufort (SC) Battery Creek|
|NFL draft:||2004 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
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Greg Jones (born April 4, 1981) is a former American football fullback. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft and also played for the Houston Texans. He played college football at Florida State.
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.
Initially recruited as an All-State Linebacker, he played for Florida State as a running back, rushing for 2,535 yards and 23 touchdowns in his college career. He was a fan favorite, known for absolutely demolishing defenders on his way to the end-zone. He is sixth all-time for rushing yards at FSU.
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.
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. The deal was 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.
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 helped All-Pro running back Maurice Jones-Drew become the 2011 leading rusher in the NFL.
New Orleans Saints
He was notified of his release on August 29, 2014, as part of the team's roster cutdown.
On January 14, 2015, he announced his retirement as a member of the Jaguars. He officially retired while under a one-day contract to the Jacksonville Jaguars on January 15, 2015.
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|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|
- "Jones signs new deal". Retrieved 2008-02-13.
- "Jones stays close to 'home'". Retrieved 2008-02-13.
- Texans sign FB Greg Jones
- Wilkening, Mike. "Saints add fullback Greg Jones". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
- http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2014/08/saints_to_release_fullback_gre.html. Retrieved 16 September 2014. Missing or empty
- "Greg Jones Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 28 March 2014.