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Chandler Jones
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Jones after the 2012 Military Bowl.
No. 80, 89
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1991-11-28) November 28, 1991 (age 27)
Los Angeles, California
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school:Torrance (CA) Bp. Montgomery
College:San Jose State
Undrafted:2014
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at CFL.ca

Chandler Xavier Jones (born November 28, 1991) is an American football wide receiver. He played college football at San Jose State.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Jones was born in Los Angeles, California; his father Mike Jones was a sixth-round pick in the 1983 NFL Draft and played in the NFL as a wide receiver from 1983 to 1989.[1] Mike Jones began a career as a football coach in 1998 and has been offensive coordinator at Tennessee State University since 2010.[2] Jones graduated from Bishop Montgomery High School of Torrance, California in 2009 and lettered in football and track.[1] In the fall 2007 semester of his junior year, Jones lived in Clermont, Florida with family and attended East Ridge High School before returning to California the following semester.[3] At East Ridge, Jones played as a defensive back,[4] and Jones played both wide receiver and defensive back at Bishop Montgomery.[5]

College career[edit | edit source]

Jones enrolled at San Jose State University in San Jose, California and joined the San Jose State Spartans football team as a non-scholarship walk-on athlete recruited and signed by head coach Dick Tomey.[6] Jones redshirted his freshman season in 2009 and was a roommate of fellow redshirting wide receiver Noel Grigsby.[6] Jones is a justice studies major at San Jose State.[1]

2010 season[edit | edit source]

Jones first played for San Jose State in 2010 under new head coach Mike MacIntyre. That season, where San Jose State finished 1–12, Jones played in all 13 games and started in three. With 54 receptions for 494 yards and one touchdown, Jones ranked third in receiving on the team. Jones and Noel Grigsby became the first pair of freshmen for San Jose State each with 50 or more receptions the same season.[1] ESPN featured Jones's 37-yard touchdown catch in the September 11 game against 11th-ranked Wisconsin as #10 on SportsCenter's "Top 10" sports highlight compilation.[1][7] In that game, Jones had 8 receptions for 113 yards and became the first San Jose State freshman to receive for over 100 yards in one game in 15 years.[1] The following game on September 18 against Southern Utah, Jones made a season-high 9 receptions, for 37 yards.[1][8] By October 2010, Jones earned a scholarship for the following season.[9] San Jose State recognized Jones as a Scholar-Athlete in 2010.[1]

2011 season[edit | edit source]

As a sophomore in 2011, Jones played all 12 games and started 9, in a season where the Spartans improved to 5–7 in MacIntyre's second season as head coach. Jones improved to second on the team in receiving with 61 receptions for 566 yards and two touchdowns. Additionally, Jones rushed 21 yards on 4 carries and 1 touchdown.[1] On October 14, in a game nationally televised by ESPN as the College Football Friday Primetime game of the week, Jones made the winning 37-yard touchdown reception with 36 seconds left in a 28–27 victory over Hawaii. Jones also scored touchdowns with a 20-yard run and 23-yard fumble recovery.[10] After the game, the WAC named Jones its Offensive Player of the Week.[1] Jones scored his fourth touchdown of 2011 on October 29 against Louisiana Tech and matched his single-game career high in receptions with 9 receptions for 90 yards.[1]

2012 season[edit | edit source]

Jones reached career highs in his junior season with 691 receiving yards on 54 catches and 11 touchdowns and 67 rushing yards and 5 carries.[1] San Jose State finished its 2012 season 11–2 with a victory in the 2012 Military Bowl in MacIntyre's third and final season as head coach. Jones played all 13 games and started in three.[1] In San Jose State's home-opening 45–13 win on September 8 over UC Davis, Jones had 3 receptions for 34 yards and 2 touchdowns.[8] In each of two games, the September 15 game against Colorado State and November 10 game against New Mexico State, Jones received for over 100 yards and scored 2 touchdowns.[8] On September 22 against San Diego State, Jones made the game-winning 14-yard touchdown on a pass from David Fales in San Jose State's 38–34 win.[11] Jones made an 8-yard, go-ahead touchdown reception in the November 17 game against BYU.[12] On December 27, San Jose State won the 2012 Military Bowl 29-20 over Bowling Green. In the Spartans' victory, Jones made six receptions for 73 yards, including an 18-yard touchdown reception in a third quarter touchdown drive where quarterback David Fales surpassed the 4,000-yard passing mark.[8][13] Jones was a second-team All-WAC selection in 2012.[1]

2013 season[edit | edit source]

For his senior season, with San Jose State joining the Mountain West Conference and having a new head coach Ron Caragher, Jones had 79 receptions for 1,356 yards and a school single season record 15 touchdowns. Jones had three touchdowns each in the games against Minnesota, Wyoming, and Fresno State.[1] In San Jose State's season finale against in-state rival Fresno State, Jones made a 19-yard touchdown reception with 18 seconds remaining before halftime. The extra point put San Jose State ahead 42-41.[14] On November 2, Jones made a single-game career-best 11 receptions against San Diego State.[1] Jones ended his career at San Jose State as the school's career leader in receptions (248) and touchdown receptions (29) and second all-time in receiving yards (3,087).[1] San Jose State finished the season 6–6 overall and 5–3 in conference play, but did not get a bowl invite.

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 9 in
(1.75 m)
183 lb
(83 kg)
4.34 s 1.64 s 2.59 s 4.37 s 6.78 s 33 12 in
(0.85 m)
9 ft 9 in
(2.97 m)
13 reps
Measurements were taken at 2014 Pro Day at San Jose State.[15]

Cleveland Browns[edit | edit source]

Jones signed as an undrafted free agent with the Cleveland Browns on May 12, 2014.[16] The Browns waived Jones on August 4.[17]

Indianapolis Colts[edit | edit source]

On September 30, 2014, Jones was signed to the practice squad of the Indianapolis Colts.[18] He was released on October 21, 2014,[19] and re-signed with the team on October 29.[20] He was cut on November 4.[21]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit | edit source]

Jones was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' practice squad on December 16, 2014. He was promoted to the active roster on January 1, 2015. He was released by the team on May 11, 2015.[22]

Montreal Alouettes[edit | edit source]

Jones signed with the Montreal Alouettes in June 2015 and spent the 2015 season on the team's practice roster.[23] In 2016, Jones played in two preseason games.[24] The Alouettes moved Jones to the practice roster on June 19 and restored Jones to the active roster on July 8.[25] On July 22, the Alouettes released Jones.[26]

Coaching career[edit | edit source]

In 2017, Jones returned to San Jose State to be a defensive graduate assistant.[27]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 "Chandler Jones". San Jose State Spartans. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  2. "Mike Jones". Tennessee State Tigers. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
  3. Thorpe, Dave (September 26, 2008). "Bishop Montgomery looks to turn the corner". Torrance Daily Breeze. Archived from the original on September 29, 2008. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
  4. "Chandler Jones' East Ridge High School 2007 Football Profile". Maxpreps.com. CBS Sports. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
  5. "Chandler Jones' Bishop Montgomery High School 2008 Football Profile". Maxpreps.com. CBS Sports. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Faraudo, Jeff (October 27, 2011). "San Jose State football: Talented receivers responsible for much of the improvement". San Jose Mercury News.
  7. Chandler Jones Touchdown San Jose State vs. Wisconsin 2010 Top Ten Play
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 "Chandler Jones game log". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
  9. "Young receivers provide promise for San Jose State". San Jose Mercury News. October 26, 2010.
  10. Faraudo, Jeff (October 15, 2011). "San Jose State overcomes six turnovers to beat Hawaii". San Jose Mercury News. Archived from the original on December 7, 2011. Photos are here.
  11. Durkin, Jimmy (September 23, 2012). "San Jose State rallies to beat San Diego State 38-34 to improve to 3-1". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
  12. Durkin, Jimmy (November 18, 2012). "San Jose State defeats BYU 20-14". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
  13. White, Joseph (December 27, 2012). "San Jose State tops Bowling Green in Military Bowl". Associated Press. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
  14. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2013-11-29-san-jose-state.html
  15. "Chandler Jones". NFL Draft Scout. Sports Xchange. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
  16. Reed, Tom (May 12, 2014). "Cleveland Browns sign 11 undrafted free agents, including four wide receivers". Cleveland Plain Dealer. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  17. http://www.morningjournal.com/sports/20140804/cleveland-browns-notes-josh-gordon-suspension-hearing-concludes
  18. "Colts sign Mathis to extension through 2016". Sportsnet. September 30, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  19. White, R.J. "Colts add Jeff Demps, Konrad Reuland to practice squad". CBS Sports. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  20. "Scoreboard: Oct. 30". kentucky.com. October 29, 2014. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
  21. http://www.colts.com/team/transactions.html
  22. "CHANDLER JONES". foxsports.com. Archived from the original on June 29, 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  23. "TRANSACTIONS – 2015". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on June 29, 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  24. "Chandler Jones". CFL. Retrieved January 23, 2017.
  25. https://www.cfl.ca/transactions-2016/
  26. "Cody Hoffman back with the Alouettes". Montreal Alouettes. July 22, 2016. Retrieved January 23, 2017.
  27. "Chandler Jones (Graduate Assistant - Defense)". San Jose State Athletics. Retrieved July 26, 2017.

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