Reshad Jones

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Reshad Jones
refer to caption
Jones in the 2014 NFL season.
No. 20 Miami Dolphins
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-02-25) February 25, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school: Atlanta (GA) Washington
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 5 / Pick: 163
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 3, 2016
Tackles: 535
Quarterback sacks: 9.0
Pass deflections: 37
Interceptions: 15
Forced fumbles: 3
Touchdowns: 3
Player stats at NFL.com

Reshad Monquez Jones (born February 25, 1988) is an American football safety for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Dolphins in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Georgia.

Early years[edit]

Reshad was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School (Atlanta, Georgia) where he earned AAAA All-State and Defensive Player of the Year honors from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Georgia Sports Writers Association as a senior. Reshad was the no. 1 safety in the country according to PrepStar 100 and Rivals Top 100. Jones was also the Fox Sports Net South Countdown to Signing Day All-South First Team defensive back.[1][2]

College career[edit]

Jones was a three-year letterman and two-year starter at Georgia. Reshad finished his college career playing in 39 games with 27 starts and recording career totals of 206 tackles (129 solos), including 10 stops for losses. Jones batted away 13 passes and intercepted 11 others for 174 yards. The stand out safety became the eighth player since statistics were kept in 1950 to lead the team in interceptions in consecutive seasons. As a sophomore, Reshad was named second-team Sophomore All-American and second-team All-SEC honors while winning the team's Most Improved Defensive Back Award. Jones repeated the feature as a junior and was named as a second-team All-SEC selection and earned the team's Most Improved Player Award for defense.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Jones announced on January 4, 2010 that he would forgo his senior season at Georgia and enter the 2010 NFL Draft.[4]

He was considered one of the top safety prospects for the 2010 NFL Draft.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 1 in 214 lb 32 in 9 in 4.51 s 1.56 s 2.58 s 4.54 s 7.43 s 39½ in 9 ft 10 in 24 reps
All values from NFL Combine[5][6]
Jones with the Dolphins in 2011.

Jones was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the fifth round (163rd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.[7] Jones recorded his first career interception and first career sack versus the Tennessee Titans on November 14, 2010.

After playing and starting his first full season, Jones had a breakout performance with record highs of 94 combined tackles, nine pass deflections, two forced fumbles, and four interceptions in the 2012 season. He was also the leader in interceptions for the Dolphins' defense in that season.[8]

Jones signed a four-year, $29.285 million contract extension on August 5, 2013.[9]

On August 8, 2014, Jones was suspended for the first four games of the 2014 season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.[10] Reshad states in an interview how he never intentionally took any performance-enhancing drugs, and even though he trusted the former college trainer who supplied him with it, he still takes responsibility for not checking the ingredients.[11]

On December 6, 2015, Reshad Jones became the 1st player in Miami Dolphins history to have over 100 tackles, 4 interceptions, 2 sacks and 2 defensive touchdowns in a single season.[12]

After the 2015 Season, Jones became the first safety in NFL history to record 125 tackles (135 total, 4th in the league), 10 pass deflections, 5 interceptions, 2 sacks and 2 defensive touchdowns (both with his signature corkscrew dive[13]). He was named to the 2016 Pro Bowl as an injury replacement on January 24, 2016

Regular Season Stats[edit]

Year Team GP GS Total Solo Ast Sck SFTY PDef Int Yds TDs Long
2010 MIA 13 2 21 18 3 1.0 0 2 1 0 0 0
2011 MIA 15 12 67 49 18 2.0 0 4 1 1 0 1
2012 MIA 16 16 94 73 21 1.0 - 9 4 28 0 15
2013 MIA 16 16 107 84 23 1.5 0 4 1 25 1 25
2014 MIA 12 12 80 70 10 1.0 0 7 3 62 0 50
2015 MIA 16 16 135 106 29 2.0 0 10 5 104 2 42
Total MIA 88 75 504 400 104 8.5 0 36 15 220 3 50

Personal[edit]

Jones is first cousins with Bengals player, Adam Jones. [14] Jones also shares a daughter with WAGS:Miami star, Darnell Nicole. [15]

References[edit]

External links[edit]