Thomas Jones
All-American college football player, professional football player, running back
Thomas Jones
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.
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All the world's a stage for budding actor and former Bear Thomas Jones
Chicago Times - about 2 years
On the set of the Black Entertainment Television show "Being Mary Jane,'' former Bears running back Thomas Jones focused on love scenes with actress Gabrielle Union the same way he mentally prepared for big games against the Packers.
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Former Northrop CEO Thomas Jones dies at 93
Yahoo News - about 3 years
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thomas V. Jones, who was Northrop Corp.'s chief executive officer for 30 years and took it to the top ranks of aerospace companies during the Cold War while weathering a series of scandals, has died. He was 93.
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January 13, 2012: Mass Incarceration
PBS Religion and Ethics - over 3 years
  DEBORAH POTTER, correspondent: At first glance, the Front Porch Cafe could be any neighborhood coffee shop. But the make-shift kitchen isn’t quite up to par, and those guys at the grill aren’t your typical cooks. JON SCYOC (Former Inmate): I actually have a small felony on my record. Well, it’s still a felony. And I know how hard it was for myself to get jobs. THOMAS JONES (Former Inmate): Since I had my felonies I been having real poor jobs. And I chose to do street life, and street life is nothing but trouble—death, jail or, you know, both. POTTER: Most of the workers here are ex-offenders. The cafe is run by South Street Ministries, a Christian fellowship that also offers Bible study for inmates. Former Inmate: What are they doing for like housing for like ex-felons? POTTER: A place to live, a job, even just a “welcome home” are hard to come by when you’ve been where some of these men have been. MICHAEL STARKS (Former Inmate): I’ve been arrested 117 times. I’ve b ...
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Former NFL player wants brain studied
CNN- Cafferty File - about 4 years
Thomas Jones always knew his job as an NFL running back was up for grabs. So, like any other football player, he did whatever it took to prove himself -- sometimes risking his health. Today, the former Kansas City Chiefs running back plans to donate his brain so researchers can learn more about the long-term effects of concussions.
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CNN Student News Transcript - December 13, 2012
CNN- Cafferty File - about 4 years
December 13, 2012
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I Was Wrong About McCluster
Arrowhead Addict - over 4 years
When I’m wrong, I say I’m wrong. After his first two lackluster seasons, I was ready to write Dexter McCluster off. The selections of WR Devon Wylie and RB Cyrus Gray in the 2012 Draft seemed to indicate that the coaching staff felt the same. This preseason has proved me to be utterly wrong. In April, looking back on McCluster’s career, I wrote: [T]he numbers don’t lie. McCluster just doesn’t make big plays, which is his only purpose. RB Jackie Battle was a guy who was able to get what was already there with the ability to break a tackle or two. McCluster basically gets what’s there plus 3 yards due to his speed, but he won’t be breaking any tackles and he’ll get stuffed at or behind the line of scrimmage for a few serious losses a game. Even Battle beat him as the KC running back with the biggest ground gain of the 2011 season with a 34-yarder against Denver. The 2010 Scout’s Inc. report on McCluster said “he has good ball skills but will struggle when competing for the ball ...
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Chiefs vs. Seahawks: 5 Players To Watch
Arrowhead Addict - over 4 years
Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE The Chiefs will welcome a former division foe to Arrowhead Stadium tomorrow night when the Seattle Seahawks come to town for the third game of the NFL exhibition season. The last time these two teams met it was during the 2010 regular season. The Chiefs hung 42 points on Seattle, mostly thanks to Jamaal Charles going off, carrying the ball 22 times for 173 yards and a TD. In fact, the Chiefs ran the ball 48 times that day, amassing 270 yards on the ground. Hell, even Perv Smith had a carry for a TD. Matt Cassel threw four TDs and no picks. Dwayne Bowe had 13 catches for 173 yards and three touchdowns. A good time was had by all. Well, except for maybe the Seahawks. Anyway, that was then and this is now. The Chiefs have even more weapons this time around. KC did what they did to the ‘Hawks in 2010 with no other legit receiver aside from Bowe (Veran Tucker and Terry Copper each had a catch and that was it for receivers not named Bowe) and with old man ...
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49ers game plan: Keep Gore fresh for playoff run
The Sacramento Bee - over 4 years
During the second half of the 2011 season, there was a better than 50 percent chance that a 49ers running play went to someone other than Frank Gore. After handling more than 65 percent of the team's carries through the first eight games, Gore - nicked by injuries -- slowed down significantly in the final eight games. From a Nov. 13 showdown against the Giants onward, Gore took 123 of the 252 regular-season carries, which is 49 percent. Through all 16 games, he handled 57 percent of the his team's total carries, which ranked 11th among NFL running backs. Still, the 49ers ran the ball so often in 2011 - 498 times, the most in the NFC - that Gore ended up with 282 total carries, the fifth most in the NFL and the second-most of Gore's career. All of this suggests that while San Francisco's rushing attempts may be divided more than ever in 2012 among Gore, Kendall Hunter, LaMichael James and others, there is still an opportunity for individual rushers to get a significa ...
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The Chiefs’ 10 Most Valuable Players
Arrowhead Addict - almost 5 years
First off, an explanation of how I am approaching this: I don’t look at this list as the 10 most productive players necessarily, but rather how important they are to the team and how much their loss would be felt. This is not a list of the Chiefs best players. A way of looking at it is, “who could we least afford to lose to a season-ending injury.” 1.) OLB Tamba Hali This one may be a shocker right out of the gates. I know many people would put RB Jamaal Charles as the most important player to the Chiefs if they want to make a playoff run, but I get to differ. The Chiefs still managed to come within a blocked field goal of the playoffs without JC (and a whole lot else) last season. The Chiefs still had the 15th best rushing attack last year behind Jackie Battle, Thomas Jones and Dexter McCluster – not an inspiring bunch. However, the Chiefs also only had 29 sacks (3rd least in the league) – 12 of which were Tamba Hali. Hali also probably deserves an assist on most of the other ...
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Police: Wielding Machete, Riverhead Man Charged With Attempted Assault
Northfork Patch - almost 5 years
The following information was supplied by the Southold Town Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate convictions. Tomas Jonas Lopez-Giron, 35, of Riverhead was charged with second-degree attempted assault, second-degree menacing and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon on May 9 at 8:40 a.m., after police responded to a report of a dispute at an East Marion jobsite, police said. A cement truck driver told police that a contractor, later identified as Lopez-Giron, first threatened him with a hammer and then came at him with a machete, police said. Although the victim did not receive any injuries, the machete did cut through his jacket and left marks on his arm, police said. The contractor had left the scene prior to arrival of police, but the driver later spotted the contractor at a deli on Main Street in Riverhead, police said. He called Riverhead Police, who detained the suspect until Southold Police could respond. G ...
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NFL.com Power Rankings: The Chiefs Come In At…
Arrowhead Addict - almost 5 years
John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE The draft is over and with the bulk of free agency in the books as well, the retooled teams that will take the field this September are starting to come into focus. And that means Power Rankings. Glorious, glorious Power Rankings. Hey, cut us some slack. It’s May! NFL.com has released its ranks and predictably, the defending Super Bowl Champion New York Giants come in at #1, with the defending AFC Champion New England Patriots nipping at their heels. But what about our beloved Chiefs? #15. Even Steven. Here is what they had to say: The Chiefs had a good offseason in more ways than one. For starters, they’re getting everybody back healthy. Second, signing Eric Winston and Kevin Boss to go along with another solid draft makes this team look like Denver’s biggest threat in the AFC West. Yes, they signed Peyton Hillis, as well. They needed another slow running back to fill the Thomas Jones void. First of all, I’d like to address the shot the ...
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Wilmslow High School pupils in tearful tribute to campsite tragedy girl Hannah Thomas-Jones
Manchester Evening News - almost 5 years
Dozens of schoolchildren gathered at Wilmslow High School today for a moving tribute to 14-year-old Hannah Thomas- Jones, who died from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning on a family camping trip.
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Disposable Barbecue Left In Tent Poisons British Teenager
International Business Times - almost 5 years
British teenager Hannah Thomas-Jones died on Sunday after apparently breathing in fumes from a disposable barbecue left inside her tent at a campsite in central England.
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Much loved young man from Luddenden died in horrific car crash
Halifax Courier - almost 5 years
A MUCH-LOVED young man died after his car spun out of control and smashed into a wall and another car. Nathan Horsfall was 29 when he died in the horrific accident on Burnley Road in Luddenden Foot in August last year. His devastated family said his death was “like having the sun go out” and “like having a precious gift that we weren’t allowed to keep”. An inquest today heard that Nathan had been travelling at “excessive speed” towards Halifax in a gold Peugeot 106 before the accident happened. Steve Green, principal collision investigator for West Yorkshire Police, said Nathan’s car went out of control and hit the curb, then a wall. Already spinning slightly, it was sent spinning more violently and into a Volkswagen Passat coming the other way and his car ended up on top of the wall. Mr Green said he believed Nathan’s car had been travelling at high speed in what was a 50mph zone. “We’re talking motorway speeds,” he said. “We’re talking 70 to 80 mph before the loss of contro ...
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Company aims to strike it rich by mining asteroids
Blue Ridge Now - almost 5 years
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of high-tech tycoons wants to mine nearby asteroids, hoping to turn science fiction into real profits. The mega-million dollar plan is to use commercially built robotic ships to squeeze rocket fuel and valuable minerals like platinum and gold out of the lifeless rocks that routinely whiz by Earth. One of the company founders predicts they could have their version of a space-based gas station up and running by 2020. The inaugural step, to be achieved in the next 18 to 24 months, would be launching the first in a series of private telescopes that would search for rich asteroid targets. Several scientists not involved in the project said they were simultaneously thrilled and skeptical, calling the plan daring, difficult — and highly expensive. They struggle to see how it could be cost-effective, even with platinum and gold worth nearly $1,600 an ounce. An upcoming NASA mission to return just 2 ounces (60 grams) of an asteroid to Earth will cost about $1 bi ...
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Thomas Jones Lamb
Driffield Times - about 5 years
A funeral service was held at Kilnwick Church on Friday, February 3 for Mr <a class="fplink fp-715640" href="/Thomas+Jones+1">Thomas Jones</a> Lamb of Kilnwick who died in the Hull Royal Infirmary on January 20. He was 90.
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A 20+ year fans 2011 retrospective
Arrowhead Addict - about 5 years
On the bright side, fellow Chiefs fans- the Kansas City Chiefs are UNDEFEATED in 2012! May sound trivial, after one game, right? But if you remember correctly, that's how the dismal 2009 seaason ended.. winning a meaningless game in Denver. That's not the only interesting fact- the 2009 Chiefs also defeated the defending Superbowl Champion, Pittsburg Steelers that year; much as they defeated the defending Superbowl Champion Green Bay Packers this year. And on the heels of a 4-12 season in 2009, they came back to win the AFC West in 2010... interesting... very interesting. But on to the topic at hand. What went wrong? Well- there's the obvious. And while he's no longer with KC, I do wish Todd Haley the best. He tried, and although his methods didn't always produce as hoped, to qoute Brock Lesner, he did turn chickin sh*t into chicken salad from 2009-2010. If only he was able to control his bro-mance with certain weak-link players... and if he was mature enough to handle criti ...
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Comment on US Chamber of Commerce hack shows need for vigilance by Thomas Jones
Beta News - about 5 years
On a guess as to why something from 18 months ago is "news": the "author" of this advertisement stands to make money on people buying into his "article".
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Thomas Jones
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 36
    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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  • 2010
    Age 31
    Jones signed a two-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs on March 9, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details In week 15 against the St. Louis Rams, Jones ran for 62 yards on 22 carries with one touchdown. In this game he achieved the 10,000-yard rushing mark. He is only the 25th player in NFL history to do so. Rushing stats Receiving stats Jones has said that he has decided to donate his brain to the Sports Legacy Institute, which studies the link between sports and brain trauma, for research upon his death.
    On March 1, 2010, the New York Jets announced that they would release Jones as of March 5, 2010 due to an upcoming contract bonus (all despite having a career-high season with 1,402 rushing yards) and talks with LaDanian Tomlinson.
    More Details Hide Details He was officially released on March 5.
    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.
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  • 2009
    Age 30
    On December 3, 2009, Jones reached 1,068 rushing yards for the 2009 season against the Buffalo Bills.
    More Details Hide Details This would mark the fifth consecutive season in which Jones has rushed for 1,000+ yards.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details However the Jets lost 16-13 in overtime.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2008
    Age 29
    Jones had his best season in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Named the AFC's starting running back in the Pro Bowl, Jones scored 15 total touchdowns, including two via receptions, and rushed for 1,312 yards to lead the AFC.
  • 2007
    Age 28
    In the 2007 season, Jones carried the ball 310 times for 1,119 yards, his third straight one-thousand yard season.
    More Details Hide Details Of note, Jones scored the first receiving touchdown of his career as well. However, he averaged a subpar 3.6 yards a carry, and scored only one rushing TD, as the Jets stumbled to a 4-12 finish.
    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).
    More Details Hide Details Following the completion of the trade, the Jets signed Jones to a four-year, $25 million extension.
  • 2006
    Age 27
    During the 2006 playoffs, Jones rushed for 66 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries en route to a 27-24 Bears’ victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
    More Details Hide Details The next week he rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in the NFC championship game against the New Orleans Saints, helping the Bears advance to the Super Bowl with a 39-14 win. Jones's 123 rushing yards against the Saints set a Bears postseason record. On a crucial drive late in the first half, after three stalled Bears drives ended in field goals, Jones ran the ball on every play of an eight-play, 69-yard drive and scored the Bears' first touchdown of the game. Jones was one of three college teammates who reunited in Super Bowl XLI. Jones, his teammate John St. Clair, and Terrence Wilkins of the Indianapolis Colts were roommates at the University of Virginia. In Super Bowl XLI, Jones finished with 112 yards rushing and 18 yards receiving, including a 52-yard run that marked Chicago's longest run of the season. Though averaging 7.5 yards per carry in the game, the Bears' only called 15 running plays in the 29-17 loss to Indianapolis.
    In 2006, Thomas and his brother Julius became the first brother tandem in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards in the same season.
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    On, July 27, 2006, Jones injured his hamstring during a physical at the Bears' summer camp; Lovie Smith announced Jones would fall behind Cedric Benson on the depth chart. However, on August 4, Benson injured his shoulder after colliding with Brian Urlacher during a routine practice drill, and Jones returned to his featured back position. The Bears’ two-headed rushing attack showcased both players during the 2006 season.
    More Details Hide Details Benson, at 5-foot-11 and 230 pounds, acted as a straight-ahead runner, whereas Jones used his quicker 5-foot-10 and 215-pound frame to find holes in Chicago’s zone-blocking scheme to get through the defense. During the regular season, Jones gained 1,210 yards and Benson amassed 647 yards; both averaged over four yards per carry. Jones had four 100-yard performances during the regular season and continued to see an increased role in the passing game as Benson had not yet mastered pass protection.
    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.
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  • 2005
    Age 26
    After the 2005 season, Jones fired his agent and hired Drew Rosenhaus in April, 2006.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details However, a lengthy hold-out prevented Benson from pushing Jones for playing time. After starting the season with a poor performance against the Washington Redskins defense, Jones proceeded to recover with season statistics of 1,335 yards and 9 touchdowns. Jones amassed 61 first downs while averaging 4.3 yards per carry. A veteran with, at that time, six years league experience, Jones continued to see extended playing time to assist the offensive line with pass blocking for Rex Grossman.
  • 2004
    Age 25
    As a free agent in 2004, Jones received his opportunity to be a featured back, signing a multi-year contract with Chicago.
    More Details Hide Details In his first season with Chicago, he rushed for 948 yards and 7 touchdowns. After the season, Ron Turner took over as offensive coordinator and installed zone blocking schemes that utilized Jones's speed and ability to make quick decisions.
  • 2003
    Age 24
    Jones was traded in 2003 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
    More Details Hide Details Though not the featured back in Tampa Bay, Jones played an injury-free season, gained 627 yards, and scored three rushing touchdowns while averaging 4.6 yards per carry.
  • 2002
    Age 23
    Up until the 2002 season he also was splitting time with running back, Michael Pittman.
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  • 2000
    Age 21
    Thomas Jones was chosen by the Arizona Cardinals in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft with the seventh overall selection.
    More Details Hide Details In his three years with Arizona he rushed for 1,264 yards and 9 touchdowns. He was injury-prone, however, and finished only one full season (2001) for the Cardinals.
  • 1999
    Age 20
    Finishing 8th in balloting for the 1999 Heisman Trophy, he was the first ACC consensus All-American running back since 1978 (Ted Brown, NC State) and third in league history.
    More Details Hide Details Jones led the conference running backs and receiving yards, amassed four 200-yard games, and finished third in the nation in rushing (163.5 yards/game) and all-purpose yards (186.7 yards/game). While successful on the field, Jones also focused in the classroom, earning his bachelor’s degree in psychology in three years.
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1996
    Age 17
    Jones attended the University of Virginia, and played for coach George Welsh's Virginia Cavaliers football team from 1996 to 1999.
    More Details Hide Details Through four years, he left his mark on the record books of both the team and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). He ended his career at Virginia with eight conference and fifteen team records, including finishing as the Cavaliers' all-time rushing leader with 3,998 yards, eclipsing the previous mark of 3,389 yards set by Tiki Barber. His rushing total was the fourth highest in conference history. Jones also set the conference and school record for single season rushing (1,798 yards) and single season all-purpose offense (2,054 yards). While becoming the first player in ACC history to attain 200 yards rushing and 100 yards receiving in a single game, Jones set a single game school record with 331 all-purpose yards against the University at Buffalo. Setting an ACC record for 200-yard games, Jones finished with six 200-yard rushing performances. He finished his college career with 4,698 all-purpose yards, fourth all-time at Virginia.
  • 1994
    Age 15
    He broke his late uncle's (Edd Clark) single-game rushing record in 1994 (462 yards against John I. Burton High School).
    More Details Hide Details He also tied for most career touchdowns (104) with Terry Kirby. Thomas was featured in the January 22nd (1996) issue of Sports Illustrated section, Faces in the Crowd.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He still holds the VHSL record for the most rushing yards in a season with 3,319.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    Born
    Born on August 19, 1978.
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