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Encyclopedia > Kevin Jones (American football)
Kevin Jones
Date of birth August 21, 1982 (age 24)
Place of birth Flag of United States Chester, Pennsylvania
Height ft 11 in (1.8 m)
Weight 221 lb (100 kg)
Position(s) RB
College Virginia Tech
NFL Draft 2004 / Round 1 / Pick 30
Career Highlights
Awards 2001 Hall Trophy
Stats
Statistics
Team(s)
2004-Present Detroit Lions

Kevin Jones (born August 21, 1982 in Chester, Pennsylvania) is a football player for the Detroit Lions. Jones attended college at Virginia Tech. Also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Inc; a fraternity at Virginia Tech. Drafted 30th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft, Jones had a very successful rookie season with the Lions and became only the third running back in franchise history to rush for 1,000+ yards in his rookie season, joining the ranks of Billy Sims and Hall of Famer Barry Sanders. August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Chester is a city in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, population 36,854 at the 2000 census. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass in a number of different systems, including various systems of units of mass that formed part of English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, better known as Virginia Tech (also known as VPI), is a public land grant polytechnic university in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. Although it is a comprehensive university with many departments, the agriculture, engineering, architecture, forestry, veterinary medicine, and business programs are considered to be among... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 2004 NFL Draft took place on April 24th and 25th of 2004. ... The Hall Trophy (actually the Ball Park National High School Player of the Year Award) has been awarded annually since 2001 to the most outstanding high school football player in the United States, comparable to the Heisman Trophy for collegiate football players. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chester is a city in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, population 36,854 at the 2000 census. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, better known as Virginia Tech (also known as VPI), is a public land grant polytechnic university in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. Although it is a comprehensive university with many departments, the agriculture, engineering, architecture, forestry, veterinary medicine, and business programs are considered to be among... The 2004 NFL Draft took place on April 24th and 25th of 2004. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... In American football, rushing has two different meanings. ... Billy Sims (born September 18, 1955 in Missouri) is a former American NFL Pro Bowl, and college, football running back. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... Barry David Sanders (born July 16, 1968) is a Hall of Fame American football running back from the NFL who spent his entire professional career with the Detroit Lions. ...


High School Years

Jones attended Cardinal O'Hara High School in Springfield, Pennsylvania, where he starred in football and track. While attending O'Hara he was able to bring a Philadelphia Catholic League Championship to Cardinal O'Hara registering 3 touch downs in the Championship game. Cardinal OHara High School is a coeducational Catholic High School of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. ... Springfield, Pennsylvania redirects here. ...


College career

Jones attended Virginia Tech, where he finished his career there with 3,475 yards and 35 touchdowns on 616 carries (5.6 yards per car. avg.), and 24 receptions for 229 yards (9.5 yards per rec. avg.). His 3,475 rushing yards and 35 touchdowns both rank second on the school's career-record list. This article or section should include material from Virginia Bioinformatics Institute. ... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, or an eligible receiver catches a forward pass in the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both...


Quotes

  • "He's just scratching the surface...When you want a guy to carry the mail, so to speak and do that 35 times a game, he can do that. Or he can turn around the next week and catch ten passes. He just has that type of versatility; we just have to shore it up a little bit."--Lions offensive coordinator Mike Martz on Kevin Jones and his potential
  • "I love the Buggles."

 
 

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