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Jacoby Jones biography

Date of birth : 1984-07-11
Date of death : -
Birthplace : New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-07
Credited as : Football player NFL, wide receiver for the Houston Texans, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Jacoby Jones is an American football wide receiver for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Texans in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Lane College.

Selected by Houston Texans in third round (73rd overall) of 2007 NFL Draft…Signed by Texans on July 24, 2007.

HONORS:
2008 AFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 6), 2008 AFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 8), 2009 AFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 4).

PRO:
Explosive punt returner and receiver…returned two punts and one kickoff for touchdowns in his career…is tied for the franchise record with three career returns for touchdown...only player in Texans history to have two punt returns for touchdowns…has 45 career receptions for 667 yards and six touchdowns…has a career punt return average of 10.9 per return…his 12.1 punt return average in 2008 was good for fifth in the NFL…has a career long 74-yard punt return against Indianapolis (9/23/07) and a 95-yard kickoff return following a safety vs. Oakland (10/4/09).

2009 (Houston 14/1):
Enjoyed the most productive season of his career, setting career highs with 27 receptions for 437 yards and six touchdowns...averaged 10.9 yards on a career-high 39 punt returns...averaged 26.6 yards on 24 kickoff returns, including a 95-yard touchdown vs. Oakland in Week 4 which earned him AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors...saw action at wide receiver and returning kicks vs. the New York Jets (9/13). Compiled 118 yards off of five kickoff returns including a long of 32 yards. Did not get an opportunity to return any of the four punts he saw (3 fair catches, one out of bounds)...started at wide receiver and responded with two receptions for 73 yards and his first career touchdown reception at Tennessee (9/20) and saw action on special teams returning punts and kickoffs...had 188 all-purpose yards including two receptions for 34 yards and his second career touchdown reception vs. Jacksonville (9/27)...broke away with a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown following a Texans safety vs. Oakland (10/4)...had one reception for six yards and amassed 161 all-purpose yards...was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 4 after his performance against the Raiders... returned five punts for 100 yards at Arizona (10/11) including a long of 62...made two catches for 29 yards and a touchdown at Cincinnati (10/18), in addition to returning five punts for 47 yards...returned five punts for 26 yards vs San Francisco (10/25)...made one reception for 36 yards at Buffalo (11/1) to go along with four punt returns for an average of 18.3 yards including a long of 52 yards. Had one kickoff return for 22 yards...made four receptions for 67 yards including a career-long catch of 45 yards at Indianapolis (11/8), where he also returned kickoffs and punts...was inactive vs. Tennessee (11/23)...caught three passes for 27 yards and a touchdown vs. Indianpolis (11/29) to go along with a 29-yard kickoff return and two punts returned for eight yards...inactive at Jacksonville (12/6)...caught one pass for 11 yards and returned five punts for 56 yards vs. Seattle (12/13)...caught two passes for a team-leading 79 yards including a 44-yard touchdown at Miami (12/27) to go along with his punt and kickoff return duties...tied a career high with five receptions vs. New England (1/3/10), gaining 65 yards and scoring a touchdown...also had a 31-yard punt return.

2008 (Houston 16/0):
Played in all 16 games…caught three passes for 81 yards at wide receiver and led the team with 32 punt returns for 386 yards and two touchdowns…was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week in Week 6 and Week 8…returned four punts for 45 yards with a long of 33 yards at Tennessee (9/21)…caught his first pass of the season for five yards at Jacksonville (9/28) and returned two punts for 23 yards…returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter vs. Miami (10/12)…it was the first of his career and only the second in team history…returned the first punt of the game back 73 yards for a touchdown vs. Cincinnati (10/26)…it was his second returned punt for a touchdown on the season and the second-longest return of his career…also returned three kickoffs for 58 yards…caught one pass for 31 yards at Minnesota (11/2)…returned two punts for minus-one yard and four kickoffs for 70 yards…caught one pass for a career-long 45 yards vs. Baltimore (11/9)...returned one punt for 39 yards and six kickoffs for 152 yards at Indianapolis (11/16)…returned one punt for 28 yards and recorded the first rush of his career, which was a five-yard loss, vs. Jacksonville (12/1).

2007 (Houston 14/2):
Saw action in 14 games, missing two with injury…made two starts…returned his season-long punt of 74 yards, along with three receptions for 26 yards vs. Indianapolis (9/23)...started his first NFL game and returned one punt and two kickoffs for 41 yards vs. Tennessee (10/21)…started second game of the season and caught a career-high five passes for 51 yards at San Diego (10/28).

COLLEGE:
The only player in Lane College history to score via a reception, rushing attempt, punt return and kickoff return in the same season (2006)…became the first Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference player to earn All-SIAC honors at three positions (receiver, punt returner, kickoff returner) in the same season (2006)…holds the school career record with 1,937 yards and four touchdowns on kickoff returns…also holds the school season record with 931 yards on kickoff returns in 2005…became the first player in Lane annals to catch 200 passes in a career.

PERSONAL:
Attended Marion Abramson High School in New Orleans…played football for the first time as a junior for the Commodores…competed two seasons on the gridiron and was an all-area selection in basketball…also an all-area sprinter in track, competing in the 100-and 200-meter dashes…worked as a tutor for Upward Bound, a nationwide program dedicated to preparing students from low-income families for college.

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