Jones in 2014
|No. 20 Miami Dolphins|
|Date of birth:||February 25, 1988|
|Place of birth:||Atlanta, Georgia|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||214 lb (97 kg)|
|High school:||Atlanta (GA) Washington|
|NFL Draft:||2010 / Round: 5 / Pick: 163|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2016|
Reshad Monquez Jones (born February 25, 1988) is an American football strong 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.
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.
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.
He was considered one of the top safety prospects for the 2010 NFL Draft.
|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|
Jones was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the fifth round (163rd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. 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.
Jones signed a four-year, $29.285 million contract extension with the Dolphins on August 5, 2013.
On August 8, 2014, Jones was suspended for the first four games of the 2014 season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. 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.
On December 6, 2015, Reshad Jones became the first player in Miami Dolphins history to have over 100 tackles, 4 interceptions, 2 sacks and 2 defensive touchdowns in a single season.
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.). He was named to the 2016 Pro Bowl as an injury replacement on January 24, 2016. He was ranked 64th on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.
In Week 6 of the 2016 season, Jones tore his rotator cuff and was placed on injured reserve, ending his season.
On March 9, 2017, Jones signed a five-year, $60 million contract extension with the Dolphins.
Regular Season Stats
- Jones hopes to be picked in first round
- "Reshad Jones, DS #3 SS, Georgia". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved 2013-07-04.
- NFL Combine Profile
- Sessler, Marc (July 4, 2013). "Reshad Jones: I want to be Miami Dolphins' elite safety". NFL.com. Retrieved 2013-07-04.
- Hanzus, Dan (August 5, 2013). "Reshad Jones, Miami Dolphins reach $29.285M contract". NFL.com. Retrieved 2015-08-12.
- "Reshad Jones suspended four games for violating PED policy". Pro Football Talk. 2014-08-08. Retrieved 2014-08-08.
- #64 Reshad Jones (S, Dolphins) | Top 100 NFL Players of 2016
- Orr, Conor (October 19, 2016). "Reshad Jones out for rest of Dolphins' season". NFL.com.
- Wesseling, Chris (March 9, 2017). "Reshad Jones signs five-year extension with Dolphins". NFL.com.
- Duncan, Gabb. "Darnell Nicole discusses separation with Darnell Nicole". Retrieved 20 November 2016.
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