Jacoby Jones


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Jacoby Rashi'd Jones (born July 11, 1984) is an American football wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Lane College, and was drafted by the Houston Texans in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He was selected for the Pro Bowl in 2012.

Early years

Jones attended Marion Abramson High School in New Orleans, Louisiana and was a letterman in football, basketball, and track. In basketball, he was an All-Metropolitan selection and an All-Area selection. In track, he was an All-Metropolitan selection and an All-Area selection.

College career

Jones originally enrolled on a track scholarship at Southeastern Louisiana University in 2002, but transferred to the Division II school Lane College in 2003. At Lane College, Jones became a three time All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) player his sophomore, junior and senior seasons as well as an excellent punt/kick returner. Jacoby is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

Professional career

Houston Texans

Jones was drafted by the Houston Texans in the 3rd round (73rd overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft. His first touchdown reception was against the Tennessee Titans in week 2 of the 2009 season. He also returned his first punt for a 70 yard score against Miami in week 6 of 2009. Jones continued to be relatively valuable as both a receiver and a returner, though he sometimes struggled with drops.

In the AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens, Jones muffed a punt that contributed to the Texans defeat. He was tackled by Cary Williams and the ball was recovered by Jimmy Smith.

On May 1, 2012, Jones was released by the Texans.

Baltimore Ravens

On May 8, 2012, Jones signed a two-year, $7 million deal with the Baltimore Ravens.

On October 14, 2012, Jones returned a kickoff for 108 yards and a touchdown in a win against the Dallas Cowboys, tying an NFL record for longest kick return. On November 11, 2012, Jones returned a kick-off for 105 yards in the Ravens' 55-20 win over Oakland Raiders, becoming the first player to return two kicks for 105 yards or more in a season. On November 18, 2012, in a division game against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers, Jones returned a punt 63 yards for a touchdown, helping the Ravens win the game 13"10. It was the first time the Ravens returned a punt for a touchdown against the Steelers.

Jones was named to his first Pro Bowl as a kick returner for the AFC roster and was selected for the 2012 All-Pro team. His stellar play would continue in the playoffs. On January 12, 2013, Jones caught a clutch 70 yard touchdown pass with 31 seconds left against the Denver Broncos in the AFC Divisional Playoff game. The play, dubbed the "Rocky Mountain Rainbow" and the "Mile High Miracle", tied the game at 35 and preceded a 38-35 double overtime victory for the Ravens.

In Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers, Jones became the first player to score a receiving touchdown and return touchdown in a Super Bowl. With under two minutes to play in the second quarter, Jones hauled in a 56-yard pass from Joe Flacco, eluding two defenders to score a touchdown. Jones then returned the opening kickoff of the second half for a 108-yard touchdown. The 108-yard return broke the NFL postseason records for longest kickoff return and longest play and tied the regular season record for longest kickoff return (which Jones had tied earlier in the season). His 290 total yards (206 kick return yards, 28 punt return yards, and 56 receiving yards) broke the record for all-purpose yards in a Super Bowl. The Ravens eventually beat the 49ers 34-31, earning Jones his first Super Bowl ring to cap off his stellar 2012 campaign with the Baltimore Ravens. Jones was the feature player on the cover of the Super Bowl XLVII edition of Sports Illustrated.

Records

  • Longest kickoff return (108, tied)
  • Longest kickoff return in a Super Bowl (108)
  • Longest play in a Super Bowl (108)
  • Most all-purpose yards in a Super Bowl (288)

Texans franchise records

  • Most punt returns in a single season: 49 (2011)
  • Most punt return yards in a single season: 518 (2011)
  • Most punt return touchdowns in a single season: 2 (2008)
  • Most career punt returns (179)
  • Most career punt return touchdowns (3)
  • Most career punt return yards (1,820)
  • Most career all-purpose yards (5,091)
  • Longest punt return (79)

DWI investigation

On March 16, 2008, Jones was arrested in Midtown near downtown Houston under the suspicion of drunk driving by The Houston Police Department. An HPD spokesman did not specify why they pulled over Jones and said it was simply a DWI Investigation and that an accident wasn't involved. He was later released on a $500 bail for a first offense.

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