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Greg Jones biography

Date of birth : 1981-04-04
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Columbia, South Carolina
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-25
Credited as : Football player NFL, fullback for the jaguars, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Greg Jones is an American football fullback for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Jaguars in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida State.

TRANSACTIONS: Originally drafted in the second round (55th overall) of the 2004 draft.

Strong, physical pro who plays major role in the Jaguars running game … Has ability to play both running back and fullback … Has played in 71 games with 41 starts and served as lead blocker for two Pro Bowl running backs (Fred Taylor, 2007; Maurice Jones-Drew, 2009) … Career totals include 261 carries for 892 yards and nine TDs and 42 receptions for 307 yards and three TDs … Added eight kickoff returns for 109 yards and 21 special teams tackles … Missed final three games in 2009 and final four games in 2008 with ankle injury … Re-signed with the Jaguars in 2008 offseason … Missed entire 2006 season with a torn ACL in his left knee… Named first alternate to the Pro Bowl and was voted team's Ed Block Courage Award winner in 2007 … Filled in for injured Fred Taylor in 2005 and rushed for a career-high 575 yards and four TDs … Posted two 100-yard rushing games in 2005 … Third-highest drafted running back by Jacksonville (55th overall) behind Fred Taylor and James Stewart, both first round picks … Selected with choice obtained from Green Bay in exchange for third and fourth round picks …

2009
Appeared in 13 games with seven starts as lead blocker for Maurice Jones-Drew … Finished with four rushes for 23 yards and five receptions for 14 yards … Added three special teams tackles … Missed final three games with ankle injury … Started at FB in season-opener on 9/13 at IND … Compiled 20 yards on three carries on 10/4 vs. TEN … Paved the way for 133 rushing yards by Jones-Drew on 10/18 vs. STL … 11/1 at TEN: Blocked for Jones-Drew as he rushed for career-high 177 yards on only eight carries (22.1 avg.) … 12/13 vs. MIA: Started at FB and also saw action on special teams, finishing with two tackles. Injured his ankle in the fourth quarter and did not return … Was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 17 …

2008
Played in 12 games with seven starts … Injured ankle on 12/1 at HOU and was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 10 … Had two rushes for 13 yards and career-high 13 receptions for 116 yards and one TD … 9/7 at TEN: Started at FB and made three receptions for 13 yards and one TD. Scored on a one-yard pass from David Garrard in the second quarter … 9/21 at IND: Paved the way for the Jaguars' 236 rushing yards as Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew both rushed for 100-plus yards … 9/28 vs. HOU: Recorded a season-long 22-yard reception, the second-longest reception of his career, to set up the game-winning field goal in overtime … 10/12 at DEN: Had three receptions for 21 yards and a 13-yard rush … 12/7 at CHI: Inactive with an ankle injury and placed on injured reserve three days later. Missed game for the first time since 2006 due to injury ...

2007
Played in all 16 games with 11 starts … Finished with 42 carries for 119 yards and two TDs and 11 receptions for 99 yards and two TDs … Named first alternate to the Pro Bowl … Played major role for running game that ranked second in the NFL as it averaged 149.4 yards per game … 9/23 at DEN: Scored first TD of the season on a four-yard run … 10/14 vs. HOU: Hauled in career-long 27-yard reception and gained four yards on two rushes … 11/11 at TEN: Scored a career-high two TDs on a three-yard run and two-yard pass from Quinn Gray. Added one special teams tackle … 12/23 vs. OAK: Caught second TD pass of the season on a two-yard pass from David Garrard … 12/30 at HOU: Led team in rushing with 14 carries for 71 yards (5.1 avg.) with long of 11, all season-highs. Set career-high with three receptions for 27 yards … 1/5 at PIT: Started at FB in AFC Wild Card game … 1/12 at NE: Started at FB in AFC Divisional Playoff game and recorded one reception for 12 yards …

2006
Missed the entire season after suffering ACL injury in left knee in the third preseason game against Tampa Bay on Aug. 26 …

2005
Split time between RB and FB for the second consecutive season … Played in 14 games, making career-high 13 starts (10 at FB, 3 at RB) … Set career-highs in rushing and receiving … Had 151 carries for 575 yards and four TDs to rank second on the team behind Fred Taylor … Tied for team lead with four rushing TDs … Hauled in 10 receptions for 65 yards … Added five special teams tackles … 10/16 at PIT: Made first start of the season for injured Fred Taylor and helped Jaguars to overtime win with 18 carries for 77 yards and a seven-yard TD run … 11/6 vs. HOU: Recorded 27 rushing yards and one TD … 11/13 vs. BAL: Recorded 25 carries for career-high 106 yards and one TD … 11/27 at ARZ: Totaled 78 rushing yards and scored on a 25-yard run … 12/4 at CLE: Tallied career-high 27 carries for 103 yards … 12/18 vs. SF: Left game with a neck injury and was inactive for final two regular season games … 1/7 at NE: Started at FB in AFC Wild Card game and had two carries for 15 yards …

2004
Split time between RB and FB … Started three of 16 games and had 62 rushes for 162 yards and three TDs … 9/26 at TEN: Had two rushes for seven yards including a key fourth-and-one conversion on the fourth quarter game-winning drive … 10/10 at SD: Made first NFL start … 11/14 vs. DET: Posted eight carries for 12 yards including first career rushing TD … 12/26 vs. HOU: Made second start of the season, first at RB for injured Fred Taylor, and rushed nine times for 38 yards … 1/2 at OAK: Started in season finale and rushed 16 times for 30 yards and one TD.

COLLEGE
Started 21 of 42 games and finished with 480 rushes for 2,535 yards and 23 TDs along with 24 receptions for 153 yards … Served as team captain as a senior and led team with 618 rushing yards and seven TDs on 144 carries … Had nine receptions for 52 yards … Graduated with a degree in sports management.

PERSONAL
Married (Dana) with sons, Greg Jr. and Caden … Resides in Beaufort, S.C. … Attended Battery Creek High (Beaufort, S.C.) … Rushed for over 1,600 yards and 10 TDs as a senior and registered seven sacks … Named All-State as a senior … Competed in sprints on the track team … Attended Christmas party in 2005 sponsored by Jacksonville Sheriff's Office for children of family members who have tragically died … Actively supports the charitable efforts of his teammates … Attends and supports team sponsored events including the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation Playbooks reading initiative … Distributed toys to more than 100 children in December 2009 in Beaufort, South Carolina and partnered with Feed the Children to distribute more than 400 meals … Supports local military and attends Christmas parties for terminally-ill children ... Participated in 2008 Jacksonville Association of Firefighters charity softball game at Jacksonville University … Served as guest coach at Maurice Jones-Drew football camp … Attended the grand opening of the Jaguars Den at Wolfson Children's Hospital … Visited Pine Forest Elementary in 2008 to encourage children to stay active … Full name: Greg Jones.

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