Jason Jones (defensive end)
Jones with the Detroit Lions
|No. 98 Miami Dolphins|
|Date of birth:||May 23, 1986|
|Place of birth:||Detroit, Michigan|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||275 lb (125 kg)|
|High school:||Southfield (MI) Lathrup|
|NFL Draft:||2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 4, 2016|
Jason Duane Jones (born May 23, 1986) is an American football defensive end for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). 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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
- ESPN profile
- Seahawks agree to one-year deal with Jason Jones
- Hanzus, Dan (May 13, 2016). "Jason Jones to sign free-agent deal with Dolphins". NFL.com. Retrieved May 16, 2016.