Marvin Jones (wide receiver)

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Marvin Jones
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Jones in 2019
No. 11 – Detroit Lions
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1990-03-12) March 12, 1990 (age 30)
Long Beach, California
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school:Rancho Cucamonga (CA) Etiwanda
College:California
NFL Draft:2012 / Round: 5 / Pick: 166
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2020
Receptions:369
Receiving yards:5,312
Receiving touchdowns:45
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Marvin Lewis Jones Jr.[1] (born March 12, 1990) is an American football wide receiver for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at California.

High school career[edit]

Jones attended Etiwanda High School, in Rancho Cucamonga, California, from 2004 to 2008.[2] As a senior, he had 81 receptions for 1,040 yards and 10 touchdowns, leading the Eagles to a share of the Baseline League championship. He is Etiwanda's all-time leading receiver and was a Super Prep magazine All-American.[3]

College career[edit]

Jones attended the University of California, Berkeley from 2008 to 2011. As a senior, he caught 62 passes for 846 yards and three touchdowns for the 7–6 Bears and he was named Honorable Mention All-Pac-12.[3] In his career, Jones started 38 of 43 games, recording 156 receptions for 2,270 yards and 13 touchdowns.[4]

Statistics[edit]

Receiving
Year Team Games Rec Yds Avg TDs
2008 Cal 5 1 8 8.0 0
2009 Cal 13 43 651 14.0 6
2010 Cal 12 50 765 12.6 4
2011 Cal 13 62 846 16.9 3
Total 43 156 2,270 14.5 13

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 1 78 in
(1.88 m)
199 lb
(90 kg)
33 18 in
(0.84 m)
10 14 in
(0.26 m)
4.46 s 1.51 s 2.58 s 4.11 s 6.81 s 33.0 in
(0.84 m)
9 ft 4 in
(2.84 m)
22 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[5][6]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

2012

Jones was drafted in the fifth round, 166th overall, by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2012 NFL Draft.[7] He saw a limited role in the Bengals offense during his rookie season, starting in five of 11 games and catching 18 passes.[8]

2013

Jones in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers

In the 2013 season, he had a breakout performance in the team's 49–9 win over the New York Jets in Week 8, catching eight passes for 122 yards and a franchise record four touchdowns.[9] He finished the year with 51 receptions for 712 yards and 10 touchdowns, along with 65 rushing yards. In the 2013 season, his receiving yards and touchdown catches both ranked second on the team. In the Bengals 27–10 playoff loss against the San Diego Chargers, Jones set a franchise playoff record with 130 receiving yards on eight catches.[10][11]

2014

Ankle and foot injuries kept Jones out of action for the entire 2014 season. He was due to return to the lineup in Week 5, but he re-injured his ankle in practice the week before and, on October 14, he was placed on Injured Reserve, ending his season.[12]

2015

After missing all of the 2014 season, Jones returned in 2015 and caught 65 passes for 816 yards and four touchdowns.[13] His first score since returning came in Week 2 in a 24–19 victory over the San Diego Chargers, the last team he had played in a meaningful game against (2013–14 playoffs).[14] Four weeks later, Jones set a season-high mark with nine receptions and 95 yards to go along with a touchdown in the Bengals' 34–21 win over the Buffalo Bills.[15]

Jones was held under 40 yards in each of the Bengals' last three games, all without original starting quarterback Andy Dalton. With AJ McCarron under center, Jones recorded four receptions for 32 yards in Cincinnati's 18–16 Wild Card Round playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.[16]

Detroit Lions[edit]

2016[edit]

On March 11, 2016, the Detroit Lions signed Jones to a five-year, $40 million contract.[17][18] In his first year with the Lions, Jones started 15 games, recording 55 catches for 930 yards and four touchdowns.[19]

2017[edit]

On September 18, 2017, against the New York Giants on Monday Night Football, Jones recorded his first touchdown of the season, a 27-yard reception from Matthew Stafford, in the first quarter.[20] He finished the 2017 season with 61 receptions for a career-high 1,101 yards and nine touchdowns.[21]

2018[edit]

In 2018, Jones played in nine games before suffering a knee injury in Week 10. He missed the next two games before being placed on injured reserve on November 26, 2018.[22] He finished the season with 35 catches for 508 yards and five touchdowns.[23]

2019[edit]

In Week 3 of the 2019 season against the Philadelphia Eagles, Jones caught six passes for 101 yards and one touchdown as the Lions won 27–24.[24] During Week 7 against the Minnesota Vikings, Jones finished the game with 93 receiving yards and four touchdowns as the Lions lost 30–42. Jones became the first Lions player with four touchdown receptions in a game since Cloyce Box did so against the Baltimore Colts in 1950.[25] In Week 9 against the Oakland Raiders, Jones caught eight passes for a season high 126 yards and a touchdown in the 31–24 loss.[26] In Week 11 against the Dallas Cowboys, Jones caught four passes for 43 yards and two touchdowns in the 35–27 loss.[27] On December 10, 2019, he was placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury.[28] He finished the season with 62 catches for 779 yards and nine touchdowns through 13 games and 11 starts.[29]

2020[edit]

Jones scoring a touchdown against the Washington Football Team in 2020

In Week 8, Jones scored two receiving touchdowns in the 41–21 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.[30]

Career statistics[edit]

Receiving Statistics

Year Team Games Rec Tgt Yds Avg Lng TDs FD Fum FumL
2012 CIN 11 18 32 201 11.2 23 1 11 0 0
2013 CIN 16 51 80 712 14.0 45 10 36 0 0
2015 CIN 16 65 103 816 12.6 47 4 33 0 0
2016 DET 15 55 103 930 16.9 73 4 41 0 0
2017 DET 16 61 107 1,101 18.0 58 9 44 0 0
2018 DET 9 35 62 508 14.5 39 5 27 0 0
2019 DET 13 62 91 779 12.6 47 9 41 0 0
Total 83 285 347 5,047 14.5 73 42 192 0 0

[31]

Personal life[edit]

Jones is married to Jazmyn Jones.[32] They have five children together, Marvin III, Mareon, Murrell, Mya and Marlo. Jones' youngest son, Marlo, died on December 27, 2019 at six months old.[33]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detroit Lions: Marvin Jones Jr". Archived from the original on June 17, 2018. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  2. ^ "Marvin Jones #82 WR". NFL. Retrieved January 5, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Fontana's Marvin Jones is playing for NFL's Cincinnati Bengals". Fontana Herald News.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 19, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles – Marvin Jones". nfl.com.
  6. ^ "Marvin Jones – California, WR : 2012 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". nfldraftscout.com.
  7. ^ "2012 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  8. ^ "Marvin Jones 2012 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  9. ^ "New York Jets at Cincinnati Bengals – October 27th, 2013". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  10. ^ "Wild Card – San Diego Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals – January 5th, 2014". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ "Bengals WR Jones (ankle) out for season". ESPN.com. October 14, 2014. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  13. ^ "Marvin Jones 2015 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  14. ^ "San Diego Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals – September 20th, 2015". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  15. ^ "Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills – October 18th, 2015". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  16. ^ "Wild Card – Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals – January 9th, 2016". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  17. ^ "Lions sign unrestricted free agent WR Marvin Jones". Detroit Lions. March 10, 2016. Archived from the original on March 12, 2016. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  18. ^ Patra, Kevin (March 10, 2016). "Marvin Jones to sign 5-year, $40 million deal with Lions". NFL.com. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  19. ^ "Marvin Jones 2016 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  20. ^ "Detroit Lions at New York Giants – September 18th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  21. ^ "Marvin Jones 2017 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  22. ^ "Lions place WR Marvin Jones Jr. on Reserve-Injured". DetroitLions.com. November 26, 2018.
  23. ^ "Marvin Jones 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  24. ^ "Stafford, Agnew lead Lions over Eagles 27–24". www.espn.com. Associated Press. September 22, 2019. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  25. ^ Monarrez, Carlos (October 20, 2019). "Detroit Lions' Marvin Jones makes history, dazzles with 4 TD catches in loss". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  26. ^ "Raiders get late TD pass, defensive stop to beat Lions 31–24". www.espn.com. Associated Press. November 3, 2019. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  27. ^ "Cowboys get huge day from Prescott, beat Lions 35–27". www.espn.com. Associated Press. November 17, 2019. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  28. ^ Rothstein, Michael (December 10, 2019). "Lions place WR Marvin Jones Jr. on injured reserve with ankle injury". ESPN.com.
  29. ^ "Marvin Jones 2019 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  30. ^ "Indianapolis Colts at Detroit Lions – November 1st, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  31. ^ "Marvin Jones Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  32. ^ "Marvin Jones' wife Jazmyn Jones". playerwives.com. Archived from the original on November 24, 2017. Retrieved November 23, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  33. ^ Birkett, Dave (December 27, 2019). "Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones' infant son, Marlo, dies suddenly". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved December 27, 2019.

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