Jacoby Jones
American football player, return specialist, wide receiver
Jacoby Jones
Jacoby Jones is an American football wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Lane College.
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At 24, Jacob Jonas hashtags his dance company into the spotlight
LATimes - about 1 month
The nine dancers in Jacob Jonas the Company sit in a semi-circle on a rehearsal floor and poke gentle fun at the company’s artistic director and namesake. “He kind of didn’t know what he was doing at the time,” says Anibal Sandoval of Jonas, who was 21 when he founded the company. “There was an...
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Tigers Prospect Jones Homers in 7-2 Win Over Fla Southern
NYTimes - 12 months
Detroit infield prospect JaCoby Jones hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the seventh inning and the Tigers beat Florida Southern 7-2 on Monday for their 11th straight victory over the Moccasins.
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Football: Doyle at the double in Cowell Cup
Isle Of Man Today - almost 2 years
Corinthians moved top of group A in the Kirby Estates Cowell Cup on Thursday evening’s with a 2-0 win over Peel. Sean Doyle bagged both goals for the Whites who lead the group on goal difference from Laxey who edged Union Mills 3-2 at Garey Mooar thanks to a second successive hat-trick from Matty Kent-Lloyd. Elsewhere in group A, holders Rushen bounced back from an opening day defeat with a 3-0 win over Braddan. Hadyn McLarney, Harvey Neale and Tom Crawley netted for the Spaniards who lost to Peel last time out. The final group A match saw Ramsey win the northern derby with 2011 champions RYCOB 1-0 thanks to a goal from Michael Valerga. In group B, St Mary’s made it two wins out of two with a 2-1 victory over Marown. Stephen Whitley hit his third goal in two games in that game, joining Nathan Cooil on the scoresheet for the Saints. Sean Shimmin hit the Crosby outfit’s reply. Onchan maintained their 100 per cent start, with a 5-2 win at Douglas and District. Ryan Gartland (2), ...
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How the Texans nearly lost, then kept Kareem Jackson in free agency
Houston Chronicle - almost 2 years
Wednesday, Feb. 25 Houston is overcast and foggy, stuck in a dragged-out winter. Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson pulls a black hoodie over his small but muscular frame – the sweatshirt bears his new “Fly Guy” clothing-line logo – and steps onto a top-floor hotel balcony overlooking Rice University and the Museum District. “This is what I’ve worked for my whole life, to be in this situation and make this decision and … possibly be set for life,” Jackson said. “It won’t just be about money. It has to be the right fit for me, scheme-wise and coaches. I just want to be with a great organization and just have a chance to win a championship.” Andre Johnson stood in the same hotel less than three months ago, saying the city was his. In five days, a franchise-best wide receiver who devoted 12 years to the Texans will ask to be released or traded. While Jackson moves from room to room, changing clothes and discussing his life, Baltimore releases receiver Jacoby Jones, an ex-Texan. F ...
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Chargers sign wide receiver/kicker returner Jacoby Jones
USA Today - almost 2 years
Chargers sign wide receiver/kicker returner Jacoby Jones to 2-year deal           
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Ex-Texan Holliday plays with chip on shoulder after being waived
Houston Chronicle - about 3 years
Last year, Baltimore receiver Jacoby Jones, who had been waived by the Texans, returned a kickoff for a touchdown that helped the Ravens win the Super Bowl. Denver receiver Trindon Holliday, who returns kickoffs, would like to do the same. Like Jones, he was waived by the Texans. “You always have a chip on your shoulder when you get released or cut from the team,” Holliday said. “You shouldn’t show it. You just have to prove to the guys that you’re able to do it. “I don’t think it’s a rebirth. I think it’s just coming to another team, just starting all over again.”
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Transcript from Ravens news conference introducing Kubiak and Dennison
Houston Chronicle - about 3 years
Head Coach John Harbaugh, Offensive Coordinator Gary Kubiak and Quarterbacks Coach Rick Dennison John Harbaugh Opening Statement: “Thanks for coming out. I appreciate you guys getting over here on short notice like this. Even though your articles have said it’s been long notice. (laughter) But it was short notice today, and we’re excited about it. We had a chance to spend the weekend with coach [Gary] Kubiak and coach [Rick] Dennison and get this done. I want you to know for the Ravens, for our coaching staff, for our players, for our organization, for our fans – it’s a great day and I’m excited about it. We’ve got a chance to build the best offensive staff in the National Football League, and coach Kubiak is a guy I’ve had a lot of respect for as a coach over the years, playing against him and all those kinds of things, we know what we’re getting. And I’ve known coach Dennison … We go back as special teams coaches a few years back, and he’s been working with offenses in Denver and ...
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Gary Kubiak finds ‘right fit’ with Ravens offensive coordinator job
Houston Chronicle - about 3 years
A few minutes after he was introduced as the Baltimore Ravens’ new offensive coordinator, Gary Kubiak was ready to get back to work for the first time since he was fired by the Texans with three games left in the regular season. Being fired for the first time in a coaching career that dates to 1992 at Texans A&M didn’t dim Kubiak’s memories of his eight seasons as a head coach in his hometown. “I’ve got nothing but great — not good, but great — memories of my time with the Texans,” Kubiak said Monday. “I wouldn’t change the experience for anything. I’m a better coach and a better man because of my time in Houston.” Kubiak, who will be at Reliant Stadium next season when the Texans host the Ravens, took over a 2-14 team in 2006 and led it to back-to-back AFC South titles in 2011 and 2012, winning a playoff game in each of those seasons. But after a 2-11 start last season, he was fired by owner Bob McNair. The Texans lost their last three games under interim coach Wade Philli ...
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Steelers coach Tomlin handed $100,000 fine
Yahoo News - about 3 years
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was fined $100,000 by the NFL on Wednesday for interfering with a play in progress, and the team could lose 2014 NFL Draft picks as well. The hefty fine was the result of a play from the Steelers' 22-20 loss at Baltimore last Thursday. During a kick-off return by the Ravens in the third quarter, Baltimore's Jacoby Jones slowed as he was running down the sideline as a result of Tomlin being on the edge of the field with his back to the oncoming player.
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New Video Of Mike Tomlin Shows Steelers Coach Stepping Toward Field During Jacoby Jones' Return
The Huffington Post - about 3 years
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark told reporters after the team's first practice of the week that his coach had "no intent at all" when he seemed to interfere with a Baltimore Ravens kickoff return during a Thursday night game between the bitter rivals. It remains to be seen if those tasked with reviewing the incident for the NFL will see things the same way, especially after viewing a previously unseen angle of the play in a video released by KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh on Monday. WATCH: KDKA Video Shows Mike Tomlin Stepping Toward Field Read More... More on Pittsburgh Steelers
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Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin May Have Prevented Jacoby Jones From Scoring A Touchdown (GIF/VIDEO)
Huffington Post Sports - about 3 years
While good coaching routinely impacts the outcomes of NFL games, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin may have taken his involvement a step too far against the Baltimore Ravens on Thanksgiving. The Steelers coach took a step onto the field during a key play on Thursday night and may have even prevented the Baltimore Ravens from scoring a touchdown on a kickoff return. After a Steelers touchdown cut the Ravens' lead to 13-7 in the third quarter, wide receiver Jacoby Jones fielded the ensuing kickoff at the goal line. The fleet-footed Baltimore return ace blazed through the initial wave of would-be tacklers, veering toward the Steelers' sideline at his left. By the time he reached midfield, there was just one defender between Jones and the end zone: Tomlin. With Tomlin standing conspicuously along the white border edging the field -- and seemingly taking a quick step onto the field of play -- Jones turned his run slightly away from the sideline, allowing Steelers cornerback Cortez ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jacoby Jones
  • 2014
    Age 29
    Over the 2014 Memorial Day weekend, three Baltimore Ravens players including Jacoby Jones were tossed out of an Ocean City, Maryland nightclub.
    More Details Hide Details Reports state Jones, Bernard Pierce and Jimmy Smith were all asked to leave for an inability to “maintain their composure”. On September 23, 2009 Jones pleaded guilty in a Texas court for a March 2008 DWI arrest in Houston, TX. Receiving Stats Returning Stats
    After testing the free agent market, on March 12, 2014 Jones decided to remain with the Baltimore Ravens and agreed to a four-year, $12 million contract with $4.5 million guaranteed.
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  • 2013
    Age 28
    In the early morning hours of September 23, 2013 Jones was struck over the head by a champagne bottle; allegely swung by a stripper while on a party bus with Bryant Mckinnie and friends.
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    On February 24, 2013, Jones was the first star announced to be on Season 16 of Dancing With the Stars.
    More Details Hide Details He partnered with season 13 winner Karina Smirnoff. They reached the finals but came in third place.
    During the 2013 regular season, Jones was injured in the Kickoff game in Week 1 when teammate Brynden Trawick ran into him during a punt return.
    More Details Hide Details Jones would not return until Week 6 against the Green Bay Packers, where he had his first receiving touchdown of the season. In Week 13, on Thanksgiving against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jones was en route of returning a kickoff seemingly for a touchdown, when Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin disrupted the route by unknowing standing on the field while looking at the big screen in M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens would win, however, 22-20. The next week, in a snowy game against the Minnesota Vikings, Jones returned a kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown in the final two minutes. The Vikings would then answer with another touchdown with 45 seconds remaining, until fellow teammate, Marlon Brown, scored the game-winning touchdown with 4 seconds remaining, allowing the Ravens to win 29-26. In week 15, the Ravens played the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football. On a key 3rd & 15 within two minutes left in regulation, Jones converted it for a first down with a pass from quarterback Joe Flacco. Shortly after that, second year kicker Justin Tucker kicked a career high and team record field goal from 61 yards for the 18-16 win. Jones had 6 receptions for 80 yards that game.
  • 2012
    Age 27
    Jones was named to his first Pro Bowl as a kick returner for the AFC roster and was selected for the 2012 All-Pro team.
    More Details Hide Details His stellar play would continue in the playoffs. On January 12, 2013, in the AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Denver Broncos, the Ravens were down 35–28 and had one last chance to tie the game. On 3rd down and 3 from the Ravens own 30-yard line, Jones caught a 70-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco with 31 seconds left. The play, dubbed the "Rocky Mountain Rainbow" and the "Mile High Miracle", tied the game at 35 and preceded a 38-35 double overtime win for the Ravens. In Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers, Jones became the first player to score a receiving touchdown and return touchdown in a Super Bowl. With under two minutes to play in the second quarter, Jones hauled in a 56-yard pass from Joe Flacco, eluding two defenders to score a touchdown. Jones then returned the opening kickoff of the second half for a 108-yard touchdown for the longest play in Super Bowl or postseason history. The Ravens won the game 34–31, earning Jones his first Super Bowl ring. Jones was then the feature player on the cover of the Super Bowl XLVII edition of Sports Illustrated.
    On November 18, 2012, in a division game against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers, Jones returned a punt 63 yards for a touchdown, helping the Ravens win the game 13–10.
    More Details Hide Details It was the first time the Ravens returned a punt for a touchdown against the Steelers.
    On November 11, 2012, Jones returned a kick-off for 105 yards in the Ravens' 55–20 win over Oakland Raiders, becoming the first player to return two kicks for 105 yards or more in a season.
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    On October 14, 2012, Jones returned a kickoff for 108 yards and a touchdown in a win against the Dallas Cowboys, tying an NFL record for longest kick return.
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    On May 8, 2012, Jones signed a two-year, $7 million deal with the Baltimore Ravens.
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    On May 1, 2012, Jones was released by the Texans.
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    On January 15, 2012, in the 2011 AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens, Jones muffed a punt that contributed to the Texans defeat.
    More Details Hide Details He was rushed by Cary Williams and the ball was recovered inside the Texans 5-yard line by Jimmy Smith.
    He was selected for the Pro Bowl in 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Jones has the longest play in Super Bowl history, a 108-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to open the second half of Super Bowl XLVII. Jones lived in New Orleans East. Jones attended St. Augustine High School and Marion Abramson High School in New Orleans, Louisiana. As a third-year student (junior) at St. Augustine he learned that the school considered him too small to play on the football team. Allen Woods, his godfather and the assistant principal of Abramson, advised him to transfer to that school. At Abramson, he was a letterman in football, basketball, and track. In basketball, he was an All-Metropolitan selection and an All-Area selection. In track, he was an All-Metropolitan selection and an All-Area selection, with a personal best of 10.28 seconds in the 100 meters and 21.3 seconds in the 200 meters.
  • 2008
    Age 23
    He also returned his punt kick for a 70 yard score against Miami in week 6 of 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Jones continued to be relatively valuable as both a receiver and a returner, though he sometimes struggled with drops.
  • 2007
    Age 22
    Jones was drafted by the Houston Texans in the 3rd round (73rd overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.
    More Details Hide Details His first touchdown reception was against the Tennessee Titans in week 2 of the 2009 season.
  • 2002
    Age 17
    Jones originally enrolled on a track scholarship at Southeastern Louisiana University in 2002, but transferred to the Division II school Lane College in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details At Lane College, Jones became a three-time All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) player his sophomore, junior and senior seasons as well as an excellent punt/kick returner. Jacoby is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
  • 1984
    Born on July 11, 1984.
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