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Nate Jones biography

Date of birth : 1985-06-15
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Newark, New Jersey
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-12
Credited as : Football player NFL, safety for the Denver Broncos, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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• A seventh-year cornerback who also has experience at safety while totaling 53 career special teams tackles during his NFL career with Miami (2008-09) and Dallas (2004-07).
• Appeared in all 16 games during both of his seasons with the Dolphins, including in the 2009 campaign when he set career highs in starts (5), tackles (35) and pass breakups (10) in addition to tying for 10th in the NFL with a personal-best 19 special-teams stops.
• Registered six sacks for his NFL career, including a career-high three with Miami in 2008, that rank sixth in the league at his position since his rookie year in 2004. • Played at least 15 games during five of his six professional seasons.
• Lettered during all four seasons at Rutgers University, where he was named Big East Conference co-Special Teams Player of the Year as a junior after posting two 100-yard kickoff return touchdowns that year.
• Joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent on March 5, 2010
• Selected by the Dallas in the seventh round (205th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

Signed by Dallas as a draft choice 7/29/04; Waived by Dallas 9/18/07; Signed by Dallas 9/20/07; Signed by Miami as an unrestricted free agent 3/17/08; Signed by Denver as an unrestricted free agent 3/5/10.

QUICKLY: Jones joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent on March 5, 2010… Appeared in all 16 games during both of his seasons with Miami (2008-09)… Set career highs in starts (5), tackles (35) and pass breakups (10) and tied for 10th in the NFL with a personal-best 19 special-teams tackles in 2009.

2010: In the season opener at Jacksonville (9/12), Jones tied for third on the club with four solo tackles while adding a quarterback hurry of Jaguars QB David Garrard. The cornerback had a hand in six tackles in the home opener against Seattle (9/19). Jones made his first start of the season in a nickel package against Indianapolis (9/26) and tied for the team high with seven tackles.

2009: Jones appeared in all 16 games (5 starts) for the second consecutive season for Miami, posting career highs in tackles (35), interceptions (2), pass breakups (10) and forced fumbles (2)... Added one sack (8 yds.) to tie for fifth in Dolphins history in career sacks by a defensive back (4)... Registered a personal-best 19 special-teams stops that tied for 10th in the NFL... Tied for the team lead with nine tackles (6 solo) at N.E. (11/8).

2008: Jones played 16 games (1 start) for Miami and posted a career-high three sacks (14 yds.) along with 15 tackles (13 solo), one interception, one pass breakup and one fumble recovery... Tied for the highest single-season sack total by a defensive back in Dolphins history while tying for the NFL lead at cornerback for the year... Tied for fifth on the club with nine special-teams tackles... Played in an AFC Wild Card Game vs. Bal. (1/4) and made one tackle... Recorded his first career interception at K.C. (12/21).

2007: Jones played 15 games (0 starts) for Dallas, contributing 18 tackles (15 solo), one sack (2 yds.) and one forced fumble while adding eight stops on special teams... Registered six kickoff returns for 122 yards (20.3 avg.)... Saw action in an NFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. NYG (1/13) and had one kickoff return for 21 yards and two tackles on special teams... Totaled eight tackles (7 solo), one sack (2 yds.) and two forced fumbles while adding two stops on special teams vs. N.E. (10/14).

2006: Jones played four games (0 starts) for Dallas, totaling eight tackles on defense and two stops on special teams... Played in an NFC Wild Card Game at Sea. (1/6) and posted one special-teams tackle.

2005: Jones played all 16 games (0 starts) for Dallas, registering two defensive tackles (1 solo) while placing second on the Cowboys with 13 special-teams stops.

2004: Selected by Dallas in the seventh round (205th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft, Jones contributed 32 tackles (28 solo) and one sack (10 yds.) in 16 games (1 start) as a rookie with Cowboys... Added a pair of special-teams tackles and returned two kickoffs for 43 yards (21.5 avg.)... Recorded the first sack of his career and had five tackles (all solo) vs. Det. (10/31).

COLLEGE:

Jones played four years at Rutgers University and finished his collegiate career with 219 tackles (158 solo), five interceptions (100 yds.), 18 pass breakups, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries... Returned 82 kickoffs for 1,902 yards (23.2 avg.) with three touchdowns and blocked three kicks... Named the Big East Conference co-Special Teams Player of the Year as a junior in 2002 when he had a pair of 100-yard kickoff returns... Ranked sixth in the nation in 2002 with a 28.3-yard average on 26 kickoff returns (736 yds.) while blocking two kicks... Posted a career-high 84 tackles on defense that year.

PERSONAL:

Jones played running back and defensive back at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School in Scotch Plains, N.J., where he was a first-team all-state selection as a senior after rushing for 2,474 yards with 36 touchdowns... Named the Offensive Player of the Year in Union County... Lettered on the Rutgers track team as a sprinter in 2001... Participated in the NFL’s Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program at Harvard Business School during the 2006 offseason... Worked in financial management with Merrill Lynch during the 2005 offseason... Participated in numerous community programs during his NFL career... Earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Rutgers... Nathan Jones was born on June 15, 1982, in Newark, N.J.

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