Marvin Jones (linebacker)

Marvin Maurice Jones (born 28th June 1972) is a former American college and professional football player who was a middle linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons during the 1990s and early 2000s. Jones played college football for Florida State University (FSU) and was recognized as an All-American twice. He was drafted in the first round of the 1993 NFL Draft by the New York Jets and he played his entire professional career for the Jets. In 2018, Jones was the head coach for the Cedar Rapids Titans in the Indoor Football League (IFL).

Marvin Jones
Personal information
Born:June 28, 1972 (age 46)
Miami, Florida
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:244 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Miami Northwestern
(Miami, Florida)
College:Florida State
NFL Draft:1993 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Forced fumbles:9
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Early years

Marvin Jones was born in Miami, Florida.[1] He graduated from Miami Northwestern High School,[2] where he played high school football for the Northwestern Bulls.

College career

While attending Florida State University, Jones played for coach Bobby Bowden's Florida State Seminoles football team from 1990 to 1992. The Seminoles finished 10–2 in 1991 and 11–1 in 1992, winning the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) championship in the latter, Florida State's first season in the league. Jones was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American in both 1991 and 1992, and was honored by Sporting News as its College Football Player of the Year in 1992. He decided to forgo his remaining college eligibility and enter the NFL Draft. The Seminoles inducted him into the FSU Hall of Fame in 2000.[3]

Professional career

The New York Jets selected Jones in the first round, fourth overall pick, of the 1993 NFL Draft,[4] and he played for the Jets from 1993 to 2003.[5] Nicknamed "Shade Tree" by his teammates, Jones recorded a career high 135 tackles and was named a first-team All-Pro in 2000.[5] In eleven seasons, Jones played in 142 NFL regular season games, started 129 of them, and compiled 1,021 tackles, nine sacks, five interceptions for 42 yards, 31 pass deflections, ten forced fumbles, and eight fumble recoveries.[5]

Jones signed a one-day contract with the Jets to retire following the 2004 season.

1993 NYJ 9 26 20 6 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1994 NYJ 15 85 59 26 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1995 NYJ 10 90 58 32 1.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1996 NYJ 12 103 75 28 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 NYJ 16 126 86 40 3.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
1999 NYJ 16 91 68 23 1.0 1 1 0 1 15 15 15 0 5
2000 NYJ 16 133 100 33 1.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2001 NYJ 16 135 95 40 1.0 2 1 0 3 27 9 18 0 5
2002 NYJ 16 109 76 33 0.0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
2003 NYJ 16 118 74 44 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Career 142 1,016 711 305 9.0 10 8 0 5 42 8 18 0 30


Coaching career

Jones was the linebackers coach of the Brooklyn Bolts of the Fall Experimental Football League in 2014.[7] He was the interim head coach for the Colorado Crush of the Indoor Football League (IFL) in 2017. He initially took the defensive coordinator position with the Richmond Roughriders of the American Arena League for the 2018 season,[8] but was named the head coach of the Cedar Rapids Titans of the IFL in January 2018 prior to either 2018 season beginning.[9]

Personal life

Jones started the Marvin Jones Charitable Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting and motivating youth towards success by engaging them in positive experiences through academics, community involvement and sports.[10]

Jones holds a B.S in Psychology from Florida State University, an A.S. from Charter Oak State College, and diplomas in counseling and herbal medicine from the Institute of Natural Healing. He lives in Fort Myers, Florida.


  1. ^ National Football League, Historical Players, Marvin Jones. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  2. ^, Players, Marvin Jones Archived March 24, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  3. ^ FSU Hall of Fame, Football, Marvin Jones Archived September 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  4. ^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1993 National Football League Draft. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  5. ^ a b c, Players, Marvin Jones. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  6. ^ "Marvin Jones Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  7. ^ Brown, Jake (November 9, 2014). "Marvin Jones on the Jets, Brooklyn Bolts". Archived from the original on October 6, 2017. Retrieved October 5, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  8. ^ "Roughriders sign Florida State Seminoles Football Legend and New York Jets All Pro Linebacker, Marvin Jones, as the Defensive Coordinator". Archived from the original on November 26, 2017. Retrieved November 26, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  9. ^ "FORMER ALL PRO NFL LINEBACKER NAMED TITANS HEAD COACH". Cedar Rapids Titans. January 3, 2018.
  10. ^, Children & Youth,Marvin Jones Charitable Foundation Archived March 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
1992 Florida State Seminoles football team

The 1992 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1992 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Bobby Bowden and played their home games at Doak Campbell Stadium. The team was selected national champion by Sagarin.Florida State finished #2 in the AP and Coaches polls with an 11–1 record. The season was FSU's first in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and saw them win the league championship with an undefeated record in conference play. The Seminoles offense scored 446 points while the defense allowed 186 points.

Linebacker Marvin Jones finished in fourth place in the Heisman voting while quarterback Charlie Ward finished sixth.

1993 New York Jets season

The 1993 New York Jets season was the 34th season for the team and the 24th in the National Football League. After the team had returned from its 1991 playoff season with a 4–12 1992 campaign, the Jets and coach Bruce Coslet looked to get back into the postseason.

The biggest acquisition for the Jets in the offseason was quarterback Boomer Esiason, whom New York acquired from the Cincinnati Bengals for a draft pick. The Jets also acquired running back Johnny Johnson from the Phoenix Cardinals, and he led the team in both rushing yards and pass receptions (821 yards rushing, 67 receptions). Brad Baxter led the Jets with seven rushing touchdowns and Rob Moore, a third-year receiver, caught passes for 843 yards. Second year tight end Johnny Mitchell caught six touchdown passes for a team high. On defense Jeff Lageman returned from his season-ending injury in 1992 to record 8.5 sacks to pace the defensive line, and defensive back Brian Washington added six interceptions.

After struggling early by only winning two of their first six games, the Jets began a winning streak by defeating their in-stadium rival New York Giants, 10–6 on Halloween. The streak reached five before the Indianapolis Colts snapped it with a 9–6 defeat of the Jets in Week 14. The Jets won again the next week by defeating the Washington Redskins by a 3–0 score, but lost their remaining three games to finish 8–8 and out of the playoffs. After the season Coslet was fired and assistant Pete Carroll was promoted to head coach.In Weeks 13, 14, and 15, the Jets played in games where the winning team did not reach 10 points. The Jets were 2–1 in those three games, with the other victory being a 6–0 win against the New England Patriots in Week 13. On the other hand, the Jets did not score more than ten points in five of their last six games, the only exception being a Week 16 loss to the Buffalo Bills, and only scored three total touchdowns in those games (two in the Week 16 loss and one in a Week 15 loss to the eventual Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys). For the third time in five seasons, the Jets were shut out in their season finale.

List of unanimous All-Americans in college football

The College Football All-America Team is an honorific college football all-star team compiled after each NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) season to recognize that season's most outstanding performers at their respective positions. There are several organizations that select their own All-America teams. Since 1924, the NCAA has designated selectors whose teams are used to determine "consensus" and "unanimous" All-Americans. Any player who is named to the first team by at least half the official selectors for a given season is recognized as being a consensus All-American. A player on the first team of every official selector is recognized as being a unanimous All-American. Since 2002, the five selectors designated by the NCAA for this purpose are the Associated Press (AP), the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Sporting News, and the Walter Camp Football Foundation (WCFF).Unanimous All-Americans are considered "elite, the cream of the crop from any particular season." Many are later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, and many also go on to have successful professional football careers. From 1924 to 2000, 364 players were unanimous selections at least once. Thus, only a handful of players—if any—each season receive the honor. The first player to do so was Red Grange, star halfback for the Illinois Fighting Illini, who received first-team honors from all six major selectors in 1924.As of the end of 2018 Division I FBS season, Oklahoma has had the most unanimous All-America selections of any school, with 35, followed by Alabama and Notre Dame with 34 each. Eighty-four schools have had at least one unanimous All-America selection. The most recent All-America team, the 2018 team, consisted of eight unanimous selections.

Marvin Jones

Marvin Jones may refer to:

John Marvin Jones (1882–1976), United States congressman, aka Marvin Jones and J. Marvin Jones

Marvin Jones (linebacker) (born 1972), American football linebacker

Marvin Jones Jr. (born 1990), American football wide receiver

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

Marvin Jones III, American rapper and actor, also known as Krondon

USA Today All-USA high school football team (1982–89)

USA Today named its first All-USA high school football team in 1982. The newspaper has named a team every year since 1982.In addition, two members of the team are named the USA Today High School Offensive Player and Defensive Player of the Year, respectively. The newspaper also selects a USA Today High School Football Coach of the Year.This article contains the teams from 1982 through 1989.

Butkus Award winners (collegiate)
Special teams
Special teams

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