James Jones (wide Receiver) life and biography

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James Jones (wide Receiver) biography

Date of birth : 1984-03-31
Date of death : -
Birthplace : San Jose, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-31
Credited as : Football player NFL, wide receiver for the Packers, Super Bowl 45

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James Jones is an American football wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers of the NFL.


• Bounced back from injury-plagued ’08 with a career-high five TD catches in ’09 (plus one in postseason), including scores of 74 and 47 yards, the second- and third-longest of his career.
• Held the No. 3 receiver spot his entire rookie season in 2007, catching 47 passes for 676 yards and two TDs, including a 79-yarder on Monday Night Football at Denver, the longest TD catch by a Green Bay rookie since Max McGee’s 82-yarder in 1954.
• His first-year totals rank fourth all-time among Green Bay rookies.
• Finished his career at San Jose State third, and now ranks sixth, all-time in receptions with 126.


Fourth-year receiver bounced back from an injury-plagued 2008 season to catch a career-high five touchdown passes, plus another in the playoffs, in 2009... Overall production (32 catches, 440 yards) still didn’t match that of his rookie campaign as he continued to battle Jordy Nelson for the No. 3 receiver spot behind veterans Greg Jennings and Donald Driver... Two of the touchdowns last season were from 74 and 47 yards, his longest receptions since a 79-yard touchdown on Monday Night Football as a rookie... Frustrating second season began when he sprained his right knee in a preseason game at Denver and struggled to stay healthy for any extended period for the remainder of the year... Did show flashes of his abilities down the stretch, catching half of his 20 receptions during the final four games of 2008, including a career-high 132-yard receiving game at Jacksonville in Week 15, the third-highest yardage output total by a Green Bay receiver on the season... As a rookie in 2007, quickly earned No. 3 receiver job and held it the entire season... Posted one of the top pass-catching seasons in Green Bay annals for a rookie, with his 47 catches and 676 yards both ranking fourth in club history... Reception total trailed only Sterling Sharpe (55, 1988), Billy Howton (53, 1952) and RB Gerry Ellis (48, 1980) in team’s rookie record book, while yardage total trailed only Howton (1,231), James Lofton (818, 1978) and Sharpe (791)... His totals also ranked third, respectively, among all 2007 NFL rookies behind Kansas City’s Dwayne Bowe (70-995) and Detroit’s Calvin Johnson (48-756)... Also caught two TD passes, including the 79-yarder in Denver in Week 8, the longest TD catch by a Green Bay rookie in 53 years (Max McGee, 82 yards, 1954)... Sure-handedness and run-after-the-catch ability drew attention in college at San Jose State, where he played 44 games (21 starts) and caught 126 passes for 1,496 yards (11.2 avg.) and 12 touchdowns... Finished his career ranked third in receptions and 11th in yards in school history and now ranks sixth and 15th, respectively, in those categories.

2009 :
Played in all 16 games with three starts and made 32 catches for 440 yards (13.8 avg.)...Finished tied for second on the team with career-high five TD catches, adding a sixth TD in the postseason... Was fifth on the team in receptions and fourth in yards... Vs. Detroit (Oct. 18): On opening drive of the game, hauled in pass deep down the right sideline from QB Aaron Rodgers at the Detroit 15, made a nice cutback move on S Marquand Manuel at the 10, and took it in for the 47-yard TD, the third-longest TD reception of his career... At Cleveland (Oct. 25): Caught a 5-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter, coming back on the ball to beat CB Eric Wright for the score near the left sideline of the end zone... Vs. Minnesota (Nov. 1): Started first game of the season as team opened with three wideouts and posted game-long 42-yard catch-and-run over the middle to the Minnesota 30; catch helped set Spencer Havner’s 5-yard TD catch five plays later... At Tampa Bay (Nov. 8): On Packers’ second play, beat CB Elbert Mack down the right sideline for a 74-yard TD, the second-longest of his career. Rodgers found him near midfield, and Jones took it the rest of the way for Green Bay’s longest opening-drive TD since Antonio Freeman’s 80-yard TD reception on Nov. 1, 1998, vs. San Francisco. Finished game with season-high four receptions for 103 yards (25.3 avg.), also a season high, the third 100-yard game of his career... Vs. San Francisco (Nov. 22): Matched season high with four catches for 22 yards, including 5-yard catch near the sideline on a 3rd-and-3 at the end of the first half to help set up a Mason Crosby 27-yard FG.

In 44 games at San Jose State, started 21 and caught 126 passes for 1,496 yards (11.2 avg.) and 12 TDs... Also ran the ball 24 times for 126 yards (5.3 avg.) with one score and completed 3 of 7 passes for 58 yards and a TD... On special teams, returned 42 punts for 307 yards (7.3 avg.) and made nine tackles (six solo)... His 126 career catches stood third in school history at the end of his career and now rank sixth, while his 1,496 yards receiving ranked 11th and now 15th... Senior season (2006): Named second-team All-Western Athletic Conference and team MVP with a career-high 70 receptions for 893 yards (12.8 avg.) and 10 TDs, including four 100-yard games... Played in 13 games with 12 starts at split end... Reception total ranked 27th in the nation... His 70 catches were the fourth-highest total in school history (now fifth), and his 10 TDs are the third-best mark... Led the team with an average of 83.85 all-purpose yards per game and was involved in seven plays of 40-plus yards... Started season off strong at Washington (Sept. 2), catching nine passes for 130 yards and a school-record tying three TDs... Caught seven passes for 82 yards vs. Stanford (Sept. 9), and had a 42-yard TD run midway through the third quarter of 35-34 victory that was ESPN’s “Play of the Day”... Had eight receptions for a career-high 134 yards and a score vs. Utah State (Oct. 14)... Junior season (2005): Played in 11 games, starting three at split end... Ranked second on the team with 30 receptions for 278 yards (9.3 avg.) and a TD... Picked up 48 yards on eight carries (6.0 avg.) and 106 yards on 20 punt returns (5.3 avg.)... Sophomore season (2004): Started six of 11 games, ranking second on the team with 25 receptions for 317 yards (12.7 avg.) and a TD... Served as the team’s primary punt returner for the first half of the season, with 11 punt returns for 80 yards (7.3 avg.)... Snared career-long 67-yard TD pass vs. Morgan State (Sept. 18) in his first 100-yard game (four catches, 102 yards)... Freshman season (2003): Saw limited action in nine games, with one reception for 8 yards at Florida (Aug. 30)... Played special teams and was a reserve long snapper, recording three tackles.

Born James Deandre Jones in San Jose, Calif.. Nicknamed ‘Dingo’, a moniker given to him by his college teammates in reference to the muscular professional wrestler the Dingo Warrior, when during his first college weight room workout he bench-pressed 225 pounds an impressive 16 times. Married to Tamika... Faced some tough times growing up, as he and his mother moved around to different homeless shelters at times; eventually moved in with his paternal grandmother during high school to help his mother get back on her feet... High school: Played QB, WR and FS at Gunderson High in San Jose... Was his conference’s MVP as a senior and a first-team All-Central Coast Section pick when he passed for 18 TDs and ran for 11 more, leading his team to a conference championship... Played in the 2002 Santa Clara County North-South All-Star Game... Also lettered in basketball and track... As a junior, averaged 18.2 points per game as a point guard to lead his team to a conference title and the third round of the playoffs... Upped his scoring average to 22 ppg as a senior... Registered a personal best of 6-8 in the high jump, good for third in the state meet as a senior... Community involvement: His humble beginnings influenced him to become actively involved in community events during his time in Green Bay... This past year, helped build new and refurbish old playground equipment at local Nicolet Elementary School as part of local United Way’s NFL Hometown Huddle project and rang the Salvation Army bell and signed autographs as Green Bay receivers competed with the Minnesota defensive line for holiday donations... His Love Jones 4 Kids Foundation focuses on the needs of children in the communities of Green Bay and San Jose, Calif., and also supports the efforts of the Milwaukee Rescue Mission... Hosts an annual ‘Never Think About Failure’ football camp in San Jose and a ‘Toast To Success’ dinner in De Pere, Wis., to raise money for his foundation and for underprivileged youth... Received the ‘Nice Guy Award’ in 2008 at the annual Doug Jirschele Sports Awards Banquet in Clintonville, Wis. ... Spoke to students at Fort Howard Elementary School on standing up to peer pressure... In his first season, assisted with a skills camp for kids at the Boys and Girls Club, helped to refurbish the Green Bay West H.S. football field as part of the Home Depot Neighborhood MVP Program, and helped with improvements at Golden House, a local domestic abuse shelter, as part of Hometown Huddle... Has participated in events to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Donald Driver Foundation... Has been a summertime volunteer coach for kids at football camps in Seattle, Wash., Portland, Ore., and St. Mary’s, Calif. ...

As Hobbies/interests: Enjoys playing basketball... Is a mixed martial arts fan and has attended UFC fights in Las Vegas... Names Money Talks as his favorite movie and the Bible as his favorite book... Enjoys visiting the Bahamas...

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