DaQuan Jones

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DaQuan Jones
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Jones with the Tennessee Titans in 2018
No. 90 – Tennessee Titans
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1991-12-27) December 27, 1991 (age 26)
Johnson City, NY
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 322 lb (146 kg)
Career information
High school: Johnson City High School (NY)
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 4 / Pick: 112
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles: 110
Sacks: 6.0
Forced fumbles: 1
Fumble recoveries: 2
Defensive touchdowns: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

DaQuan Steven Jones (born December 27, 1991) is an American football defensive end for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Titans in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Early life[edit]

Jones was born on December 27, 1991, in Johnson City, New York. He attended Johnson City Senior High School and served as football and basketball team captain and was also a member of the track and field team throwing the shot put.

Recruiting[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
DaQuan Jones
OG
Johnson City, New York Johnson City, NY High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 302 lb (137 kg) 4.21 Jun 28, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Initially projected as an offensive guard, Jones committed to Penn State on June 28, 2009 after being recruited by Mike McQueary.[1]

College career[edit]

After limited action in his freshman and sophomore seasons, Jones was Penn State's starting defensive tackle opposite Jordan Hill in 2012, his junior season and recorded 22 tackles, two tackles for a loss, and a half sack. During the subsequent offseason, Jones committed to losing weight to become quicker, and dropped 25 pounds, coming into the 2013 season at 315 pounds. In the first game of the 2013 season, Jones' work paid off, as he recorded nine tackles, three for a loss, and a sack.[2] After the second game, Jones had already amassed 18 tackles, 5 tackles for a loss (TFL), and 2 sacks.[3] After three games, his five TFL led the Big Ten.[4] Halfway through the season, ESPN.com called him Penn State's defensive most valuable player.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Jones was rated the number one overall defensive tackle by some analysts coming into the 2013 season.[6] He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fourth round (112th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.[7]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
322 lb
(146 kg)
33 12 in
(0.85 m)
9 58 in
(0.24 m)
27 12 in
(0.70 m)
25 reps
All values from NFL Combine[8]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

In Week 17 of the 2014 season, Jones, in his career start, recorded his first career sack against the Colts, tacking on four tackles including a forced fumble.

Jones became a starter in 2015, starting all 16 games and again in 2016. He scored his first touchdown on January 1, 2017, after recovering a fumble in the end zone. The Titans won the game 24-17.

In 2017, Jones started the first 12 games before suffering a torn biceps and was placed on injured reserve on December 4, 2017.[9] He finished the season with 31 tackles and a career-high 3.5 sacks.

On March 14, 2018, Jones signed a three-year, $21 million contract extension with the Titans.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daquan Jones". Yahoo! Sports. Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Johnson, Travis (6 September 2013). "DaQuan Jones tackling competition for Nittany Lions". Centre Daily Times. Centre County, Pennsylvania. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Snyder, Audrey (September 11, 2013). "Penn State players aim to keep the mood light and the schedule routine as they prep for a night game". The Patriot News. Harrisburg, PA. Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Penn State vs. Kent State Game Notes" (PDF). Penn State football. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ Moyer, Josh (October 15, 2013). "Midseason report: Penn State". Big Ten Blog - ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ Huguenin, Mike (4 September 2013). "Penn State senior DT DaQuan Jones opens season with big game". NFL.com. NFL Enterprises. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  7. ^ Peters, Craig (May 10, 2014). "Titans Take Penn State DT DaQuan Jones with First of Fourth-Round Picks". TitansOnline.com. Retrieved July 15, 2017. 
  8. ^ http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/daquan-jones?id=2543504
  9. ^ Wyatt, Jim (December 4, 2017). "Titans Place DaQuan Jones on IR, Sign TE Luke Stocker". TitansOnline.com. 
  10. ^ Wyatt, Jim (March 14, 2018). "Titans Agree to Multi-Year Contract with DL DaQuan Jones". TitansOnline.com. 

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