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Chandler Jones

Chandler Jones
Chandler Jones
Jones in the 2013 NFL postseason.
No. 95     New England Patriots
Defensive End/Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-02-27) February 27, 1990
Place of birth: Rochester, New York
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school: Union–Endicott (NY)
College: Syracuse
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21
Debuted in 2012 for the New England Patriots
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 2, 2014)
  • AFC Defensive Player of the Month (November 2013)
  • NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month (September 2012)
  • All-Big East Defensive Player of the Week honors (2011)
  • 2x All-Big East (2010, 2011)
  • Freshman All-Big East honorable mention (2009)
  • Phil Steele's All-Big East third team selection (2010)
  • Phil Steele All-BIG EAST Third Team (2009)
  • National All-Freshman Second Team selection (2009)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 9, 2014
Tackles 150
Quarterback sacks 22.0
Interceptions 0
Forced fumbles 5
Fumbles recovered 1
Touchdowns 2
Stats at NFL.com

Chandler James Jones (born February 27, 1990) is an American football defensive end for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). Jones was selected by the New England Patriots with the 21st overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.[1] He played college football at Syracuse.

Early years

Jones attended Union-Endicott High School. He was a 2007 SuperPrep All-Northeast and PrepStar All-East Region selection.[2] Jones was ranked as the eighth-best prospect of the state of New York by Scout.com.[2]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Chandler Jones
Tight end
Endicott, New York Union-Endicott High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 4.95 Oct 29, 2007 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 50   Rivals: 48
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Syracuse Football Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2012. 
  • "2008 Syracuse Football Recruiting Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved 2012. 
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 2012. 
  • "2008 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2012. 

College career

As a junior at Syracuse in 2011, Jones played in only seven games due to injury, but still was an All-Big East selection after recording 39 tackles and 4.5 sacks.[3][4]

On December 30, 2011, Jones announced that he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2012 NFL Draft.[5]

Professional career

2012 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 5 in 266 lb 35½ in 9¾ in 4.87 s 4.38 s 7.07 s 35 in 22 reps
All values from the NFL Combine[6]

Jones was considered one of the best defensive end prospects for the 2012 NFL Draft.[7]

On April 26, 2012, Jones was drafted by the New England Patriots with the 21st pick of the first round.[8] He was the highest selected player from Syracuse since Dwight Freeney in 2002.

New England Patriots

On May 23, 2012, Jones signed a four year contract with the Patriots.[9]

2012 Season

As a rookie, Jones was immediately thrust into the starting right defensive end slot for the Patriots in 2012. In Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans, Jones strip-sacked quarterback Jake Locker, which was subsequently recovered by fellow rookie teammate Dont'a Hightower and returned it for a touchdown.[10] A week later, Jones had another sack against Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb which was also a fumble and a recovery for the Patriots.[11]

In Week 6 against the Seattle Seahawks, Jones recorded two sacks of quarterback Russell Wilson and managed to provide some good pressure on the Seahawks offensive line, forcing one fumble in that game.[12] Jones received his sixth career sack in Week 8 against the St. Louis Rams by dropping Sam Bradford to the turf in London, England.[13] In 14 games (13 starts) of his rookie season in 2012, Jones produced 45 tackles, 6 sacks, 5 passes defended, and 3 forced fumbles.

2013 Season

In his second season, Jones played a full 16 game season where he registered a career high and team high 11.5 sacks along with 40 tackles. In a game against the Baltimore Ravens, quarterback Tyrod Taylor fumbled the snap and Jones recovered it in the end zone for the first touchdown of his career. Jones started all 16 games in 2013 recording 62 tackles with 11.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown.

2014 Season

In his 3rd season, he was converted to an outside linebacker and at that position in the patriots 3rd preseason game vs the Carolina panthers, he recorded 6 tackles and 2 sacks. In week 2 Jones recorded 2 sacks, blocked a field goal and returned it for a touchdown.

Personal

Jones' eldest brother Arthur currently plays in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts and his other brother Jon is a mixed martial artist for the UFC, where he is currently the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.[14]

References

  1. ^ Lourie, Steven. "New England Patriots 2012 Draft Grades". Retrieved 2012-05-05. 
  2. ^ a b "Syracuse Profile". suathletics.com. 
  3. ^ BIG EAST ANNOUNCES 2011 POSTSEASON FOOTBALL HONORS
  4. ^ Endicott's Chandler Jones makes All-Big East first team for Syracuse
  5. ^ Chandler Jones entering NFL draft
  6. ^ Chandler Jones 2012 NFL Scouting Combine profile
  7. ^ NFL Draft Scout
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ "Looking closer at Jones signing". ESPN Boston. May 23, 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  10. ^ http://espn.go.com/boston/nfl/story/_/id/8360824/chandler-jones-donta-hightower-difference-makers-new-england-patriots
  11. ^ http://www.patspulpit.com/2012/9/17/3343670/patriots-week-2-game-ball-chandler-jones
  12. ^ http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/extra_points/2012/10/5_takeaways_fro_9.html
  13. ^ http://bostonglobe.com/sports/2012/10/28/patriots-take-their-game-london/OYx0YpC25CLbQ0TUkzjSlN/story.html
  14. ^ More to Jon Jones than just innate skills

External links

  • Syracuse Orange bio
  • New England Patriots bio
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