Aaron Jones (running back)

Aaron LaRae Jones (born December 2, 1994) is an American football running back for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Texas at El Paso.[1]

Aaron Jones
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Jones in 2017
No. 33 – Green Bay Packers
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born:December 2, 1994 (age 24)
Savannah, Georgia
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school:Burges (El Paso, Texas)
College:UTEP
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 5 / Pick: 182
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Rushing attempts:214
Rushing yards:1,176
Rushing touchdowns:12
Receptions:35
Receiving yards:228
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Early years

Jones attended and played high school football for Burges High School in El Paso, Texas.[2] He had a three-star composite rating from 247Sports.com.[3]

College career

Jones attended and played college football for the UTEP Miners from 2013–2016 under head coach Sean Kugler.[4]

As a freshman, Jones played in nine games. In his collegiate debut, against New Mexico, he had 11 carries for 127 yards and two rushing touchdowns.[5] On October 26, against Rice, he had a season-high 186 rushing yards.[6] Overall, he finished the 2013 season with 811 rushing yards, four rushing touchdowns, and four receptions for 14 yards.[7]

As a sophomore, Jones played in 12 games. He started the 2014 season off with three strong performances. In the season opener, he had 237 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns in a victory at New Mexico.[8] In the next game, a loss to Texas Tech, he had 144 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.[9] One week later, against New Mexico State, he had 168 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.[10] On November 15, against North Texas, he had 177 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in the win.[11] On November 29, against Middle Tennessee State, he had 147 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown to go along with a 72-yard touchdown reception in the victory.[12] Overall, in the 2014 season, he finished with 1,321 rushing yards (then fourth in school history[13]), 11 rushing touchdowns, 30 receptions, 293 receiving yards, and three receiving touchdowns.[14]

As a junior, Jones played in only two games due to suffering an ankle injury early in the season.[15] On the year, he finished with 209 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown, 106 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown.[16] 91 of those came on the longest rushing play in school history against Texas Tech.

As a senior, Jones played in 12 games. In his first game back from the ankle injury, he had 249 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in a win over New Mexico State,[17] then the third-most in school history.[13] On October 29, against Old Dominion, he threw a three-yard passing touchdown in the loss.[18] In the next game against Houston Baptist, he had 228 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.[19] He followed that up with 229 rushing yards and two more rushing touchdowns in a loss at Florida Atlantic.[20] In his finale collegiate game, a win over North Texas, he had 301 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns,[21] second only to Fred Wendt's 326 yards in 1948 in school history.[13] Overall, he finished his final collegiate season with 1,773 rushing yards, 17 rushing touchdowns, 28 receptions, 233 receiving yards, three receiving touchdowns, and one passing touchdown.[22]

This made Jones one of the most prolific players in UTEP Miner's history. In terms of rushing yards, he had five of the school's top 12 games, and school-records of 17 games with 100+ yards rushing, and five with 200+ yards. He holds the record for most rushing yards in a career (4,114), season (1,773; also fifth his sophomore year), and career yards per game (117.5) including the 2nd- and 6th-best seasons in school history (147.8 in 2016; 110.1 in 2014). He is second all-time with 33 rushing touchdowns, including the school's 3rd- and 7th-best seasons (17 in 2016; 11 in 2014). His 4,760 career all-purpose yards and 136.0 per game average are both second all-time, and included the school's fourth and eight-best seasons. He has three of the school's 10 longest rushing plays, including the record 91-yarder from his short junior season. His 240 career points scored is 4th all time, and 2nd among non-kickers.[13]

College statistics

Year Team G Rushing Receiving
Att Yards Avg Long TD Rec Yards Avg Long TD
2013 UTEP 9 155 811 5.2 81 4 4 14 3.5 6 0
2014 UTEP 12 242 1,321 5.5 73 11 30 293 9.8 72 3
2015 UTEP 2 32 209 6.5 91 1 9 106 11.8 36 1
2016 UTEP 12 229 1,773 7.7 83 17 28 233 8.3 42 3
Career 35 658 4,114 6.3 91 33 71 646 9.1 72 7

Professional career

External video
Jones' NFL Combine workout
Jones gets drafted by Green Bay
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP Wonderlic
5 ft 9 12 in
(1.77 m)
208 lb
(94 kg)
32 12 in
(0.83 m)
9 12 in
(0.24 m)
4.56 s 1.51 s 2.57 s 4.20 s 6.82 s 37 12 in
(0.95 m)
10 ft 7 in
(3.23 m)
26 reps 19[23]
All values are from NFL Combine[24][25]
Aaron Rodgers (43962650635)
Jones receiving a toss from Aaron Rodgers in 2018

Jones was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round, 182nd overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft.[26] He was the 19th running back selected in that year's draft.[27][28] He was signed to a contract on May 5, 2017.[29]

2017: Rookie season

After injuries to Ty Montgomery and Jamaal Williams, Jones came into the Thursday Night Football game against the Chicago Bears in Week 4. In the game, he had 13 carries for 49 yards and his first career rushing touchdown.[30] In Week 5 against the Dallas Cowboys, Jones tallied 19 carries for 125 yards. He also had one lone target, for a 9-yard gain. In the second quarter, Jones rushed up the middle for a seven-yard touchdown, which was the second touchdown of his career. In Week 7, against the New Orleans Saints, he had 17 carries for 131 yards and a touchdown.[31] Overall, he finished his rookie season with 448 rushing yards (second on the team to fellow rookie Jamaal Williams, ninth among NFL rookies), a team-leading four rushing touchdowns, nine receptions, and 22 receiving yards.[32]

2018

On July 3, 2018, Jones was suspended the first two games of the 2018 season for violating the NFL's Substance Abuse policy.[33] On September 23, his first game back from his suspension, Jones rushed six times for 42 yards in a 31–17 loss to the Washington Redskins.[34] The following week, in a 22–0 win over the Buffalo Bills, he had 11 rushes for 65 yards and a touchdown.[35] He took over the starting duties in Week 6, though he continued to share carries with Williams and Montgomery. By Week 9, he had enough rushes to qualify for the NFL leaderboards, and took over the top spot in yards-per-rush at 6.02.[36] On November 11, he had 15 carries for a career-high 145 yards and two rushing touchdowns in a 31–12 Week 10 victory over the Miami Dolphins. The following week, he caught his first NFL receiving touchdown and ran for another in a 24–27 loss to Seattle. In Week 12, he scored his fifth touchdown in three games en route to 93 total yards against the Minnesota Vikings.[37] He suffered a knee injury in Week 15 and was placed on injured reserve on December 18, 2018.[38][39] Overall, he finished the 2018 season with 728 rushing yards, eight rushing touchdowns, 26 receptions, 206 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown.[40]

NFL career statistics

Regular season

Year Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
G GS Att Yards Avg Long TD Rec Yards Avg Long TD Fum Lost
2017 GB 12 4 81 488 5.5 46 4 9 22 2.4 9 0 0 0
2018 GB 12 8 133 728 5.5 67 8 26 206 7.9 24 1 1 1
Career 24 12 214 1176 5.5 49 12 35 228 6.5 24 1 1 1
Source: NFL.com

Legal troubles

On November 20, 2017, Jones was cited for a traffic stop, an incident that occurred on October 1. The day the incident occurred, Jones was speeding at 79 MPH at a 55 MPH speed limit, and had possession of marijuana. Jones was arrested and charged with operating with a restricted controlled substance, operating without a valid license, and speeding.[41] Jones pleaded no contest to the charges and was fined for court costs and had his license suspended for six months.[42]

References

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  2. ^ De Leon, Gloria. "Burges coach, players proud of Aaron Jones' success in the NFL". KFOX. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  3. ^ "Aaron Jones, Burges , Athlete". 247Sports. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  4. ^ "Aaron Jones College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  5. ^ "New Mexico at Texas-El Paso Box Score, September 7, 2013". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  6. ^ "UTEP at Rice Box Score, October 26, 2013". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
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  8. ^ "UTEP at New Mexico Box Score, August 30, 2014". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  9. ^ "Texas Tech at Texas-El Paso Box Score, September 6, 2014". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
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  13. ^ a b c d 2018 UTEP Media Guide, p. 122-133
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  15. ^ Bloomquist, Bret. "UTEP's Aaron Jones out for year". El Paso Times. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  16. ^ "Aaron Jones 2015 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
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Aaron (given name)

Aaron is a hellenized Hebrew masculine given name. The 'h' phoneme in the original Hebrew pronunciation "Aharon" (אהרן) is dropped in the Greek, Ααρών, from which the English form, Aaron, is derived.

Aaron the brother of Moses is described in the Torah, the Quran and the Bah'ai Iqan.

The origin of the biblical name is uncertain, however, an Ancient Egyptian origin may indicate "aha rw" meaning "warrior lion",

or from Aaru, the Egyptian heaven ruled by Osiris.

According to other different theories, the name could be derived from various Hebrew roots meaning "high mountain", "mountain of strength", "exalted", or "enlightened", or "bearer of martyrs". The name Aharon may itself be a variant of Haran, the name given to the older brother of Abraham in the book of Genesis.The given name was used by Jews and early Christians, then became exclusively Jewish in the Middle Ages, taken up by Gentiles in the 17th century, and popular among both in the end of the 20th century. Aaron was most popular in the United States in 1994 peaking as the 28th most popular name. Aaron is also a Jewish surname. St. Aaron's day is on July 1 and is celebrated in French speaking countries and Poland. The name is generally recognisable around the world as referring to the biblical Aaron and cognate forms in other languages include Aarón in Spanish; Aarão in Portuguese; Aron in Irish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and Croatian; Árón in Czech; and Harun (هارون) in Arabic. The variant used in the Russian language is "Ааро́н" (Aaron), with "Аро́н" (Aron) being its colloquial form; diminutives include "Ааро́нка" (Aaronka), "Аро́нка" (Aronka), and "Ро́на" (Rona). The patronymics derived from this first name in Russian are "Ааро́нович" (Aaronovich; masculine) and its colloquial form "Ааро́ныч" (Aaronych), and "Ааро́новна" (Aaronovna; feminine)."Aaronite" is a noun referring to the biblical tradition and modern genetic line of Kohanim claiming descent from the biblical Aaron. "Aaronic" is an adjective referring to their traditional priestly attributes such as attention to detail, respect for tradition, and religious dogmatising. For example, biblical texts focussed on rules and traditions such as Leviticus are considered aaronic.

Aaron Jones

Aaron Jones may refer to:

Aaron Jones (defensive end) (born 1966), American football player

Aaron Jones (running back) (born 1994), American football player

Aaron Jones (basketball) (born 1993), American basketball player

Aaron Jones (cricketer) (born 1994), Barbadian cricketer

Aaron Jones (footballer, born 1881) (1881–1954), English footballer

Aaron Jones (footballer, born 1994), English footballer

Burges High School

Burges High School in El Paso, Texas, United States, is a comprehensive high school in the El Paso Independent School District. It is located in the Cielo Vista neighborhood on the near east side of El Paso, north of the large shopping center Cielo Vista Mall and south of El Paso International Airport, and is the only El Paso Independent School District high school in East El Paso.

The school, which was named for William H. Burges, a prominent local attorney of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, serves portions of near East, East-Central and South-Central El Paso. Its feeder schools are Ross Middle School and MacArthur Elementary-Intermediate School.

MacArthur is the only K-8 primary school remaining from a long trend in the district of separating pre-kindergarteners to fifth graders into elementary schools, sixth-to-eighth-graders into middle schools, and ninth-to-twelfth-graders into high schools, which began circa 1970. The elementary schools in the Burges feeder pattern include Bonham, Cielo Vista (which graduate into MacArthur), Hawkins, Hillside and Hughey (which graduate into Ross).

Most of the Burges attendance zone lies between Interstate 10 on the south, the Fort Bliss main post and El Paso International Airport on the north, the Patriot Freeway (US 54) on the west and the boundary of the Ysleta Independent School District on the east. However, a portion of South-Central El Paso is zoned for Burges which is bordered roughly by Interstate 10 on the north, railroad tracks running north of El Paso Drive on the south, Raynolds Street on the west, and on the east, an industrial area just north of the three-way intersection of Delta Drive, Trowbridge Drive and North Loop Road which extends into the Ysleta Independent School District.

The portion of the Burges attendance zone lying south of Interstate 10 is zoned for Hawkins Elementary west of Trowbridge and Hughey Elementary east of it, and Ross Middle overall. The eastern half of the Fort Bliss main post, which is zoned for Ross Middle and Hughey Elementary, which lie at the southeastern edge of the main post, is zoned for Austin High for grades nine to twelve.Burges hosts a teaching and child development magnet program and mainstream classes for hearing-impaired high school students.

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