Ronald Jones (running back)

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Ronald Jones
No. 27 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1997-08-03) August 3, 1997 (age 22)
Fort Stewart, Georgia
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school:McKinney North
(McKinney, Texas)
College:USC
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2019
Rushing yards:454
Rushing average:3.6
Rushing touchdowns:4
Receptions:23
Receiving yards:234
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Ronald Jones II (born August 3, 1997) is an American football running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at USC.

Early years[edit]

Jones attended McKinney North High School in McKinney, Texas.[1] He played tailback for the Bulldogs high school football team. Jones was rated by Rivals.com as a four-star recruit and was ranked as the second best Tailback in his class and 40th best player overall.[2] He committed to the University of Southern California (USC) to play college football.[3]

College career[edit]

Jones played college football at USC under head coaches Steve Sarkisian and Clay Helton.[4] As a freshman in 2015, Jones played 14 games with 987 rushing yards, 39 receiving yards, and 9 total touchdowns. As a sophomore in 2016, Jones played 13 games with 1,082 rushing yards, 79 receiving yards, and 13 total touchdowns. As a junior in 2017, Jones played 13 games with 1,550 rushing yards, 165 receiving yards, and 20 total touchdowns. After his junior year, Jones decided to forgo his senior year and enter the 2018 NFL Draft.[5]

Statistics[edit]

Year Team G GS Rushing Receiving
Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2015 USC 14 0 153 987 6.5 8 7 39 5.6 1
2016 USC 12 6 177 1,082 6.1 12 9 73 8.1 1
2017 USC 13 13 261 1,550 5.9 19 14 187 13.3 1
Career 39 19 591 3,619 6.1 39 31 280 9.0 3

Source:[6]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
5 ft 11 in
(1.80 m)
205 lb
(93 kg)
31 18 in
(0.79 m)
8 34 in
(0.22 m)
4.65 s 36.5 in
(0.93 m)
All values from NFL Combine[7]

2018[edit]

Jones was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round (38th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[8] He was the fifth running back to be selected that year.[9] He made his NFL debut in Week 4 against the Chicago Bears. In the 48–10 loss, he had ten carries for 29 rushing yards.[10] During Week 7, against the Cleveland Browns, he scored his first NFL rushing touchdown as the Buccaneers won in overtime by a score of 26-23.[11] He finished the 2018 season with 23 carries for 44 yards and one rushing touchdown.[12]

2019[edit]

In week 4 against the Los Angeles Rams, Jones rushed 19 times for 70 yards and 1 touchdown in the 55-40 win. [13] In week 9 against the Seattle Seahawks, Jones rushed 18 times for 67 yards and a touchdown in the 40-34 loss. [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grosbard, Adam (December 27, 2017). "Former McKinney North standout Ronald Jones II living out a dream playing in Cotton Bowl for USC". SportsDay. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  2. ^ "Ronald Jones II, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Running Back". 247Sports. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  3. ^ "Jones Commits To USC - ESPN Video". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  4. ^ "Ronald Jones College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  5. ^ Lowry, Matthew. "Ronald Jones II declares for the 2018 NFL Draft". Conquest Chronicles. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  6. ^ "Ronald Jones II". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  7. ^ "Ronald Jones Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  8. ^ Arcia, Gil (April 27, 2018). "The Buccaneers select Ronald Jones No. 38". BucsNation.com. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  9. ^ "2018 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  10. ^ "Buccaneers' Ronald Jones II: Leads backfield in carries during loss". CBSSports.com. RotoWire Staff. September 30, 2018. Retrieved October 10, 2018.CS1 maint: others (link)
  11. ^ October 21, 2018. "Buccaneers' Ronald Jones II: Notches first NFL touchdown during win". CBSSports.com. RotoWire Staff. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  12. ^ "Ronald Jones 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  13. ^ "Winston throws 4 TD passes, Buccaneers outlast Rams 55-40". www.espn.com. September 29, 2019. Retrieved September 29, 2019.
  14. ^ "Wilson throws 5 TDs, Seahawks outlast Bucs 40-34 in OT". www.espn.com. November 3, 2019. Retrieved November 3, 2019.

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