Demetrius Jones

Demetrius Jones (born January 3, 1988) is an American indoor football quarterback who is currently a free agent. Jones graduated from Central State University after previously attending the University of Notre Dame at the beginning of the 2007 season, and played middle linebacker at Cincinnati from 2008-09.

Demetrius Jones
Free agent
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born:January 3, 1988 (age 31)
Chicago, Illinois
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:Chicago (IL) Morgan Park
College:Central State
Undrafted:2011
Career history

Nicknames

Jones used various monikers throughout his playing career, including "D-Train" and "Mo-Po Jones," a reference to Morgan Park High School. His grandmother called him "Double D," which was short for "double disaster."[1]

Before college

As a senior at Morgan Park High School, Jones threw for 2,000 yards and 25 touchdowns, and was selected to play in the 2006 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Jones was one of seven quarterbacks named to the Parade All-American team and was the 2005 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Illinois. USA Today rated him 33rd nationally among all prep football players.[2]

College

As a freshman at Notre Dame, Jones saw no playing time behind senior Brady Quinn, but was twice selected by his teammates as the "show team player of the week" as he ran the opposing teams' offenses in practice. While competing to become the starting quarterback in the spring of 2007, Jones was commended by coach Charlie Weis for having "made the most plays," and in the final week of fall practice he was awarded the position.[2]

However, in Jones's first and only game as a starter against Georgia Tech, Jones was 1-of-3 passing for 4 yards and lost two fumbles before being pulled in favor of freshman Jimmy Clausen. The following week, Jones did not make the team's bus trip to Michigan, and the sports media began to report that Jones was transferring to Northern Illinois.[3] Those plans were thwarted when, at first, the Notre Dame athletic department refused to release Jones from his scholarship, but later they gave permission for him to speak to Cincinnati head coach Brian Kelly, and Jones joined the Bearcats shortly thereafter.[4]

After sitting out the remainder of 2007 at Cincinnati due to NCAA regulations, Jones was unable to unseat the Bearcats' starting quarterback Tony Pike and opted instead to play the middle linebacker position. In two years as a reserve, he recorded 36 tackles and an interception. Then in 2010, with the departure of Brian Kelly (who, coincidentally, accepted the head coaching position at Notre Dame), Jones decided to transfer yet again.[5]

Jones then enrolled at Central State University in Ohio, a Division II school that is part of the Great Lakes Valley Conference, where he played as a wide receiver and tight end. In his first six games for the Marauders, he recorded 41 receptions for 410 yards and two touchdowns, and also completed 14 of 23 passes for 178 yards. Jones planned to petition for another year of eligibility after he was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in February 2011.[6]

Professional career

Kane County Dawgs

Jones signed with the Kane County Dawgs of the Continental Indoor Football League for their 2013 season, but when the Dawgs folded after played one game, he was released from his contract.

Windy City Ravens

In December 2014, Jones signed with the Windy City Ravens of the North American Indoor Football (NAIF) league. Jones played wide receiver, quarterback and linebacker for the team and was an integral part of the team winning with 2015 NAIF championship. Jones was awarded the teams Most Valuable Player award for the 2015 season.

Chicago Blitz

In 2016, Jones signed with the Chicago Blitz of American Indoor Football.

References

  1. ^ Steve Tucker (September 19, 2004). "'D Train' on fast track to stardom". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on November 5, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Demetrius Jones Notre Dame Player Bio". www.und.com. University of Notre Dame. Retrieved February 12, 2013.
  3. ^ Schad, Joe (September 15, 2007). "Source: Irish quarterback Jones enrolls at Northern Illinois". The Disney Company. Retrieved September 15, 2007.
  4. ^ "Reporst: Former Irish QB Jones chooses Cincinnati". www.espn.com. ESPN. September 27, 2007. Retrieved February 12, 2013.
  5. ^ Brian Bennett (April 6, 2010). "Jones departs from Bearcats". www.espn.com. ESPN. Retrieved February 12, 2013.
  6. ^ David Haugh (November 2, 2010). "Demetrius Jones still chasing dream". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 12, 2013.

External links

1983 Western Michigan Broncos football team

The 1983 Western Michigan Broncos football team represented Western Michigan University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their second season under head coach Jack Harbaugh, the Broncos compiled a 6–5 record (4–5 against MAC opponents), finished in sixth place in the MAC, and were outscored by their opponents, 208 to 179. The team played its home games at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan.The team's statistical leaders included Steve Hoffman with 1,407 passing yards, Shawn Faulkner with 1,668 rushing yards, and Kelly Spielmaker with 653 receiving yards. Fullback Kurt Barterian and defensive back Demetrius Jones were the team captains. Shawn Faulkner received the team's most outstanding player award. Tight end Kelly Spielmaker was named the MAC freshman of the year.

2006 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

The 2006 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Charlie Weis and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. The team completed the season with a record of ten wins and three losses that culminated in a post-season appearance in the 2007 Sugar Bowl and a number 19 ranking in the nation.

2007 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

The 2007 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Charlie Weis and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. For the first time in school history, Notre Dame opened the season with five losses (Notre Dame's worst opening prior to 2007 was 0–3). Their nine-loss season was also a school record.

2007 USC Trojans football team

The 2007 USC Trojans football team (variously "Trojans" or "USC") represented the University of Southern California during the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season, winning a share of the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) championship and winning the 2008 Rose Bowl. The team was coached by Pete Carroll and played its home games at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

The team entered the season with high expectations. It was ranked No. 1 in all national pre-season polls, picked unanimously to win the Pac-10 Conference and expected to contend for a national championship. Those hopes were dealt a major blow when the Trojans lost to 41-point underdog Stanford in a mid-season game that was named one of the greatest upsets in a season that became defined by them. After their second loss, there were questions as to whether the team would be able to even win their own conference, let alone compete nationally. However, USC defied mid-season expectations and rallied, finishing the season ranked No. 2 in the Coaches' Poll and No. 3 in the Associated Press (AP) Poll. By the end of the season various sports journalists said the Trojans were playing the best football of anyone in the country.The Trojans were named national champion by Dunkel, became the first team to win (or share) six straight Pacific-10 titles, and were the first team in major college football to achieve six straight 11-win seasons. After the season, ten USC players were selected in the 2008 NFL Draft, with a school-record seven players selected in the first two rounds. Over the next four years, 25 more players from the 2007 USC Trojans football team were drafted into the NFL.

2013 Kane County Dawgs season

The 2013 Kane County Dawgs season was a short-lived season for the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) franchise.

The franchise was originally to be called the DeKalb Dawgs, and were to play in the American Professional Football League in 2013, before announcing that they would be joining the Continental Indoor Football League as its tenth member in October 2012. On October 10, 2012, the franchise announced that former National Football League and Arena Football League player Matt Griebel was named the team's first head coach. The team also announced that they would be playing their home games at the Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodridge, Illinois.After having the first two weeks of the season off with a bye weeks, the Dawgs forfeit their first game, when the turf they purchased did not adequately fit the Seven Bridges Ice Arena. The following week, the Dawgs would lose their first ever played game in franchise history, with a 13-69 loss to the Erie Explosion.The loss to the Explosion, would end up being the team's only game, as the following week the league announced on their website that the Dawgs franchise was "indefinitely suspending operations" to protect the integrity of the league. Players and coaches were all released and free to sign with other teams in the CIFL or elsewhere.

2016 Chicago Blitz season

The 2016 Chicago Blitz season was the third season for the American Indoor Football franchise, and their second season in the AIF. On May 25, the Blitz cancelled its last scheduled road game and announced that the team was for sale.

Chicago Blitz (indoor football)

The Chicago Blitz are a professional indoor football team based in Villa Park, Illinois. The Blitz were members of American Indoor Football (AIF) in 2015 and 2016 and the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) in 2014. They played their home games at the Odeum Expo Center. The Blitz briefly joined the regional Midwest Professional Indoor Football (MPIF) for the 2018 season, but ceased operations once again after three games.

Kane County Dawgs

The Kane County Dawgs were a professional indoor American football team based in Kane County, Illinois. The team joined the Continental Indoor Football League in 2013 as an expansion team. The Dawgs were one of three indoor football teams based in the Chicago metropolitan area. The Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League are based in Rosemont, and the Chicago Slaughter of the Indoor Football League are based in Hoffman Estates. The CIFL has had the Chicago Pythons (in 2012) which replaced the Chicago Knights (in 2011), formerly the Chicago Cardinals (in 2010), as the Illinois-based CIFL team, which replaced the Slaughter after they left for the Indoor Football League after a dispute with CIFL management. The Owners of the Dawgs are Mike Dortch and Macey Brooks. The Dawgs played their home games at the Seven Bridges Ice Arena in 2013.

List of Notre Dame Fighting Irish starting quarterbacks

The following individuals have started games at quarterback for the University of Notre Dame football team, updated through the 2018 season.

The year of induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, if applicable, is designated alongside the respective player's final season.

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This list of University of Notre Dame athletes includes graduates, non-graduate former students, and current students of Notre Dame who are notable for their achievements within athletics, sometimes before or after their time at Notre Dame. Other alumni can be found in the list of University of Notre Dame alumni.

Although Notre Dame is highly ranked academically, it has also been called a "jock school" as it has produced a large number of athletes. Intercollegiate sports teams at Notre Dame are called the "Fighting Irish". Notre Dame offers 13 varsity sports for both men and women: Men's American Football, Men's Baseball, Men's and Women's Basketball, Men's and Women's Cross Country, Men's and Women's Fencing, Men's and Women's Golf, Men's Ice Hockey, Men's and Women's Lacrosse, Women's Rowing, Men's and Women's Soccer, Women's Softball, Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving, Men's and Women's Tennis, Men's and Women's Track and Field, and Women's Volleyball. Approximately 400 students have gone on to play professional American football in the National Football League, the American Football League, or the All-America Football Conference, with many others going to play other sports professionally. Some athletes have also participated in the Olympic Games.

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