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Jerell Jones

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Jerell Delvon Jones (born May 31, 1984), also known by his nickname JJ, is an American football and track and field coach, and former athlete. He competed in track and played college football at the University of Rhode Island.[1]

High School Career

Jones attended Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, New York, where he was a standout in both football and track.[2] In football, he played tailback and defensive back and accounted for over 4100 all-purpose yards in his career.[3] He was a Super 11 selection, which is awarded to the area's top 11 rated players.[4] He was also named all-section, all-county, all-conference, and all-league. He made the NY state golden 50 team and competed in the Governor's bowl, where the top 50 players in NY compete against the top 50 players in NJ.[5]

College Career

2002 Season

Redshirted did not play.[2]

2003 Season

As a redshirt freshman, Jones started 9 of 12 games. He led the team in rushing and scored his first career collegiate touchdown, a 48-yard run on October 18 against the University of Delaware.[6] He led the team in rushing against the University of Massachusetts in the season finale on November 22.[7]

2004 Season

As a redshirt sophomore, Jones started all 12 games for the Rams. He scored 3 touchdowns against Hofstra University on September 25.[8] He scored 2 touchdowns against the University of Massachusetts, including his first career collegiate touchdown reception, a 43-yard reception on October 23.[8] He finished the season as the teams leader in all-purpose yards and second leading scorer.[9] He finished eighth in the conference in punt returns and tenth in the conference in kickoff return yards.[10]

2005 Season

As a redshirt Junior, Jones started 11 of 12 games for the rams. He finished second on the team in all-purpose yards.[11] Finished fourth in the conference in both kick return yards and kick return average. He was seventh in the conference in all-purpose yards and sixth in the conference in average yards per rush.[12]

2006 Season

As a redshirt senior, Jones missed the entire season due to injury.[13]

2007 Season

Jones was granted athletic eligibility by the NCAA and returned as a sixth year senior. He started 10 out of the 12 games. On September 29, Jones had 232 all-purpose yards, including 117 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns against Brown University.[14] On October 13 against James Madison University, Jones had 265 all-purpose yards, including 117 rush yards and 2 touchdowns.[15] He finished the season as the team's leader in touchdowns and all-purpose yards. He was named team MVP.[16] He finished second in the conference in average yards per rush and seventh in the conference in average yards per play.[17] He was named to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll for is athletic and academic achievements.[18] Jones finished his career in the top ten in several University of Rhode Island football records, including career rushing touchdowns, longest rush in a game, most points scored in a game, kickoff returns in a season and punt returns in a season.[19]

Professional Career

Pro Day

Jones measured in at 5 ft 7 ½ in (1.75 m) and 180 lbs (82 kg). He recorded a blazing 4.24 40 time at his pro day.[20]

2008 Season

Jones went undrafted in the 2008 NFL Draft, he attended the New York Giants rookie camp and was later waived. Jones attended training camp with San Jose Sabercats of the Arena Football League and was later waived. Jones attended training camp with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League and was later waived.[3]

2009 Season

In 2009, Jones signed with the Magdeburg Virgin Guards in Germany.[21] The Virgin Guards finished the season as the Regionalliga Ost League Champions.[22]

2010 Season

Jones signed with the New Jersey Revolution of the American Indoor Football Association. (AIFA) Jones singed with the Chambersburg Cardinals. The Cardinals finished the season 10-2 and won the Big North East Football Federation Championship.[23]

2011 Season

Jones singed with the Chambersburg Cardinals again in 2011. The Cardinals finished 13-0 and won the Gridiron Developmental Football League (GDFL) National Championship.[24]

2012 Season

Jones signed with the Chambersburg Cardinals for the third consecutive year and was named team captain.[25]

2013 Season

In 2013, Jones signed with the Harrisburg Stampede of the American Indoor Football league.(AIF)[3] The stampede won the AIF National Championship.[26]

2014 Season

In 2014, Jones re-signed with the Harrisburg Stampede of the Professional Indoor Football League.(PIFL) He led the team in all-purpose yards.[27] Following the season with the Stampede, Jones signs with the Jyvaskyla Jaguaarit of the Finnish 1-Division.[28] He led league in both touchdowns and rush yards.[29] The team advanced to the semi-final game.[30]

2015 Season

In 2015, Jones signs with Lehigh Valley Steelhawks of the Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL). The Steelhawks reached the semi-final game.[31] Following the season with the Steelhawks, Jones signs with the Hameenlinna Huskies of the Finnish 1-Division.[32] The Huskies finished first in the league and reached the Spagettimalja, the championship game.[33] Jones Led the league in both touchdowns and rush yards for the second consecutive season.[34]

2016 Season

Jones signed with the Helsinki Wolverines of the Finnish 1-Division.[35] The Wolverines finished first in the league and reached the Spagettimalja, the championship game.[36] Jones led the league in rush yards for the third consecutive year.[37]

2017 Season

In the 2017 season, Jones sings with the Jysvaskyla Jaguaarit of the Finnish 1-Division.[38]

2018 Season

Jones signed with the Kotka Eagles of the Finnish 1-Division.[39] The eagles reached the Spagettimalja, the championship game.[40] Following the season, Jones signed with the Fort McMurray Monarchs of the Alberta Football League. The Monarchs won the 2018 Alberta Football League championship and the Canadian Major Football League National Championship.[41]

Track Career

Jones was named all-section, all-county and all-league while at Roosevelt High School. He was county champion in the 200 meters and sectional champion in the 100 meters. He qualified for the state championship in the 100 meters.[42] He competed at the University of Rhode Island.[43] He has clocked lifetime best of 6.2 in the 55 meters,[44] 7.02 in the 60 meters,[45] 10.7 in the 100 meters, 22.23 in the 200 meters,[46] and 49.7 in the 400 meters.

Coaching Career

Jones is currently the head football coach at Nyack High School in Nyack New York.[4] Nyack has made the playoffs each of the three seasons Jones has been at the helm. He won his first playoff game as a head coach in 2018, and the school's first playoff win in 8 years.[47] In 2019, Jones was named New York Jets Coach Of The Week.[48] The team finished with a 7-2 record with a peak ranking of eight in the state of New York.[49] Jones is also currently the Head Track and Field Coach at Don Bosco Prep High School in Ramsey New Jersey.[50] Jones has won Westchester County Track Coach Of The Year twice in his coaching career. Most recently in 2017 while coaching at New Rochelle High School in New Rochelle New York.[51]

Personal life

Jones is the son of Rachel Castillo Pritchett.[2] His half-brother Adrian Pritchett played college football at Lock Haven University.[52]

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