Reggie Jones (cornerback, born 1986)

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Reggie Jones
No. 20 Free agent
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-03-15) March 15, 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth: [Bellevue, Washington]
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College: Idaho
Portland State
Undrafted: 2009
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Reggie Jones (born March 15, 1986) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Portland State University and University of Idaho). He is Founder/President of a non profit mentoring program "Showtime For Stars", also CEO/Founder of Believe Beyond a public speaking, life coaching, and consulting company, and Co President/Founder of RISE Football Academy.

Reggie is on a Believe Beyond speaking tour which has surfaced in more than 100 locations throughout the US and Canada. He is also the Keynote speaker at the National Youth At-Risk Conference in Savannah, Georgia.

Professional career[edit]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

He was originally signed as a free agent by the New Orleans Saints on April 8, 2009. Though tearing his Achilles tendon during the season, he was a part of the 2009 Super Bowl Championship team. Reggie recovered from his injury and the next year made the Saints practice roster.[1]

Washington Redskins[edit]

The Washington Redskins claimed him off the Saints practice roster promoting him to the active roster on December 29, 2010. He was released by the Redskins on September 4, 2011.[1]

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

In the middle of the 2011 season he was signed to the Minnesota Vikings and returned for the 2012 season. He was released by the Vikings on August 31, 2012.[1]

Virginia Destroyers[edit]

Released after final cuts, Reggie played in the UFL for the Virginia Destroyers winning a UFL Championship.[2] He played high school football at Kent Meridian High School. He also played college football at the University of Idaho and Portland State University.[2]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Jones was signed to the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad in November 2012.[3]

Ottawa Redblacks[edit]

Jones signed with the Ottawa Redblacks on January 14, 2014. Making starting appearances at Corner and Free Safety [4] He was released by the Redblacks on September 6, 2014.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Outside of sports, Reggie Jones has become one of the most sought after speakers in the state of Washington. He is most known for his "Believe Beyond Tour" which in its first effort landed in over 50 schools throughout the United States and Canada. His powerful messages, unique presentation style, and great story telling are what captivates his audiences. He has been highlighted at National Youth Conferences, Leadership Conferences, Assemblies, Youth Rallies, Church Services, Banquets, etc. He was also featured on the 2014 NSOG (Nothing Short of Greatness) Tour with world-renowned speaker Trent Shelton, the Keynote Speaker at WeDay (A youth conference, empowering a generation of young global citizens through an inspirational event and a year-long educational initiative), as well as the Keynote speaker for the National Youth At-Risk Conference in Savannah, Georgia;

Reggie Jones is also Founder, President, and Director of the mentoring program Showtime For Stars, a youth mentoring program for Student Athletes. In May 2014 Showtime For Stars put on two Inaugural staple mark events for the foundation. The first event was the 1st Annual Showtime For Stars Golf Tournament held at the illustrious New Castle Golf Club in New Castle, WA (Wa premier Golf and event destination). The second was the Showtime For Stars Football Skills Camp held in Kent, WA. NFL athletes from various teams across the league served as coaches and guest speakers. There were over 300 registered participants spanning from Washington, California, and Oregon. The foundation is supported from various businesses and former professional and collegiate athletes serving as mentors to youth (Ages 12–18).

Reggie is also the Co President/Founder of RISE Football Academy Rise Football Academy is a full-service, progressive-based instructional program. Their platform is designed to meet the needs of position and scheme-specific instruction, as well individual, group and team training. Their instructors are former NFL and NCAA Football players giving back in a physical and mental capacity.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Reggie Jones". kffl.com. Archived from the original on January 8, 2015. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Reggie Jones". New Orleans Saints. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  3. ^ George, Brandon (November 26, 2012). "Cowboys sign LB Poppinga, WR Armstrong; release WR Andre Holmes". cowboysblog.dallasnews.com. Archived from the original on January 8, 2015. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Reggie Jones". ottawaredblacks.com. Archived from the original on September 1, 2014. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Transactions - 2014". cfl.ca/. Archived from the original on January 8, 2015. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 

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