Christion Jones

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Christion Jones
No. 22 – Saskatchewan Roughriders
Position: Kick returner/Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1992-12-20) December 20, 1992 (age 25)
Adamsville, Alabama
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school: Minor High School
College: Alabama
Undrafted: 2015
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
CFL status: International
Player stats at CFL.ca

Christion Jones (born December 20, 1992) is a Canadian football wide receiver for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Alabama.

Early years[edit]

Jones attended Minor High School in Adamsville, Alabama. Jones was an All-State selection in 2009 and 2010 as a defensive back.[citation needed]

College career[edit]

Jones committed to Alabama on September 30, 2010.[1] Jones earned the SEC Special Teams Player of the Year award in 2013. During his four years in Alabama, Jones had 85 receptions for 1,030 yards including seven touchdowns. Jones also returned 66 punts for 719 yards including three touchdowns and returned 68 kickoffs for 1,727 yards and two touchdowns.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Jones went undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft. Shortly after, he signed as a free agent with the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League.[3] Dealing with a hamstring issue during training camp, Jones was waived on September 5, 2015. He was released with an injury settlement on September 9. On March 2, 2016, Jones was once again signed by the Dolphins but was later released on May 2, 2016.[4]

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

On May 17, 2016, Jones signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.[5] Jones was later released on June 15, 2016.[6]

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

After more than a year out of football, Jones signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League on July 17, 2017.[7] Jones made his regular season professional football debut on August 13, 2017 versus the BC Lions. He scored his first touchdown on September 29 when he returned a 97-yard punt for a touchdown against the Ottawa Redblacks.[8] He played in ten games that season, returning 45 punts for 645 yards and two touchdowns,[9] as well as 18 kickoffs for 423 yards. He made his biggest impression against the Toronto Argonauts in the 2017 CFL East Final, when he returned a 79-yard punt for a touchdown to put the Roughriders up late in the game[10] in a losing cause. Jones was named the team's Most Outstanding Special Teams Player for 2017.[11]

On December 27, 2017, Jones signed an extension with the Roughriders that would keep him on the team through the 2019 season.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minor DB Christion Jones commits to Alabama". AL.com. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  2. ^ "Christion Jones College Stats | College Football at Sports-Reference.com". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  3. ^ "Christion Jones signs as free agent with Dolphins". BamaOnLine. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  4. ^ "Receiver Christion Jones again signs with Miami Dolphins". miamiherald. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  5. ^ "Argos Sign Trio of Receivers – Toronto Argonauts". Toronto Argonauts. 2016-05-16. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  6. ^ "Argos release veterans Chad Kackert, Adrian McPherson". CTVNews. 2016-06-15. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  7. ^ "Christion Jones joins Canadian Football League team". AL.com. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  8. ^ "Christion Jones Finds A Seam And Blows Past REDBLACKS for Return TD – CFL.ca". CFL.ca. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  9. ^ "Christion Jones – CFL.ca". CFL.ca. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  10. ^ "Argonauts win CFL East final, to face Stampeders in Grey Cup". Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  11. ^ "Christion Jones nominated for CFL Special Teams Player of the Year Award". AL.com. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  12. ^ "Christion Jones Signs Extension – Saskatchewan Roughriders". Saskatchewan Roughriders. 2017-12-27. Retrieved 2018-07-10.