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James Jones
James Jones
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James Jones

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Date of birth
Mar 31, 1984
College
San Jose State
Height
6-1
Weight
208 Lbs

Bio

James Jones is a wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders. He previously played his first seven NFL seasons for the Green Bay Packers and led the NFL in receiving touchdowns during the 2012 season.

Early Years

Jones was born in San Jose, CA on March 31, 1984 and attended Gunderson High School. He lettered in basketball, track, and football at Gunderson and was named the team’s most valuable player as a quarterback during his senior year. He credited his Pop Warner coach, Marion Larrea, for helping him turn his life around after living in multiple homeless shelters as a child. After graduating from Gunderson High, he accepted a scholarship offer to stay close to home and play at San Jose State University.

San Jose State University

As a freshman, Jones saw limited action in nine games for the Spartans and made only one reception for eight yards. He made 55 receptions for two scores during his sophomore and junior seasons, but he had a breakout senior season in 2006. He started 13 games for San Jose State and caught a career-best 70 passes for 893 yards and ten touchdowns, earning Second-Team All-Western Athletic Conference honors and an invite to the NFL Combine.

Green Bay Packers

After running his 40 yard dash in 4.60 seconds and performing well in other NFL Combine events, Jones was drafted by the Green Bay Packers with the 78th overall pick in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He was named a starter for the 2007 season opener and caught four passes against the Philadelphia Eagles. As a rookie, he caught 47 passes for 676 yards and two touchdowns. After playing several seasons behind Donald Driver and Greg Jennings on the depth chart, he had a career year in 2012, snagging 64 passes for 784 yards and a league-best 14 touchdowns. He missed two games with a knee injury in 2014, but still managed to post a career-high 817 receiving yards for the Packers.

Oakland Raiders

Following the 2013 season, Jones became a free agent and signed a three-year deal with the Oakland Raiders on March 17, 2014.

Statistics

Stats REC TAR YDS Y/R TD LONG 20+ 40+ FUM RZ TAR 1DN YDS/G
2013 Regular Season 59 93 817 13.8 3 83 6 1 2 13 30 58.36

Game Log

Date Opponent Result REC TAR YDS Y/R LONG RZ TAR TD ATT YDS Y/A RZ ATT TD
1-5-2014 @ San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers 20-23 2 5 20 10.0 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-29-2013 @ Chicago Bears Chicago Bears 28-33 6 7 41 6.8 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-22-2013 @ Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 31-38 9 12 84 9.3 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-15-2013 @ Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 36-37 3 8 49 16.3 39 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
12-8-2013 @ Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons 22-21 4 5 19 4.8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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