Thomas Jones

All-american College Football Player + Professional Football Player + Running Back
Born Aug 19, 1978

Thomas Quinn Jones is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He last played for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL) from 2010-2011 NFL seasons. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals seventh overall in the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Virginia. Jones has also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears and New York Jets. He is the older brother of running back Julius Jones.… Read More

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    Chicago Times - Feb 25, 2015
  • Former Northrop Ceo Thomas Jones Dies At 93
    Yahoo News - Jan 09, 2014
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    January 13, 2012: Mass Incarceration
    PBS Religion and Ethics - Jun 07, 2013
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    CNN- Cafferty File - Feb 02, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Thomas Jones.


1978 Birth Born on August 19, 1978.


1994 15 Years Old 1 More Event
While playing for Powell Valley High School in Big Stone Gap, he led the team to back-to-back state championships in 1994 and 1995. … Read More
1996 17 Years Old Jones attended the University of Virginia, and played for coach George Welsh's Virginia Cavaliers football team from 1996 to 1999. … Read More


1999 20 Years Old 1 More Event
As a senior in 1999, Jones was voted as a consensus first-team All-American by The Associated Press, Football News, the Football Writers Association of America, Walter Camp Foundation, and The Sporting News.
2000 - 2003 3 More Events
2004 25 Years Old As a free agent in 2004, Jones received his opportunity to be a featured back, signing a multi-year contract with Chicago. … Read More
2005 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Heading into the 2005 NFL season, Jones figured to return to sharing duty as the Bears used their top draft pick on running back Cedric Benson. … Read More
Jones did not participate in the Bears’ voluntary off season program in 2006, opting instead to work out on his own, leading to Benson lining up with the first team during workouts.
2007 28 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 5, 2007 the Bears traded Jones and their second-round pick (63rd overall) in the 2007 NFL Draft to the New York Jets in exchange for their second-round pick (from the Washington Redskins) (37th overall). … Read More
2008 29 Years Old Jones had his best season in 2008. … Read More


2009 30 Years Old 1 More Event
On October 18, 2009, in a game against the Buffalo Bills, Jones rushed for a Jets franchise record 210 yards and a touchdown, breaking the old mark set by Curtis Martin. … Read More
On January 17, 2010, Jones converted a final minute 4th and 1 to lead the Jets to victory over the San Diego Chargers in a 2009 playoff game. The win ensured that the Jets would play the Indianapolis Colts in the 2009 AFC championship game.
2015 36 Years Old Jones has pursued an acting career, and appeared in the television series Being Mary Jane on BET as a love interest of the titular character played by Gabrielle Union. He also appeared as one of Suge Knight's bodyguards in the 2015 film, Straight Outta Compton.
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