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Ben Jones
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Jones in the 2012 NFL season.
No. 60     Houston Texans
Center / Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-07-02) July 2, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth: Centreville, Alabama
High School: Centreville (AL) Bibb County
Career information
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 99
Debuted in 2012 for the Houston Texans
Career history
*Houston Texans ( 2012–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
*1× All-SEC Second Team (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Games played     16
Games started     10

Ben Jones (born July 2, 1989) is an American football offensive lineman for the Houston Texans. He played college football for the Georgia Bulldogs.

High school careerEdit

A native of Centreville, Alabama, Jones attended Bibb County High School, where he was a two-way lineman and team captain. He paved the way for running back Zac Stacy, who rushed for 1,666 yards and 24 TDs. Regarded as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Jones was listed as the No. 7 center prospect in his class.[1] Despite living only an hour away from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Jones grew up a Georgia Bulldogs fan.[2]

College careerEdit

Jones became starting the Bulldogs starting center three games into his freshman season (at No. 24 Arizona State), after Chris Davis was moved to left guard.[3] The centerpiece of a young offensive line, Jones helped protect quarterback Matthew Stafford, who threw for 3,459 yards (second most in school history) and 25 touchdowns (single-season record), while also clearing the way for running back Knowshon Moreno (1,400 rushing yards).

As a senior in 2011, Jones was named an All-American by ESPN.[4]

Professional careerEdit

2012 NFL DraftEdit

Jones was considered one of the top center prospects for the 2012 NFL Draft.[5] Sports Illustrated ranked him second among center prospects, behind only Peter Konz.[6] Jones was drafted in the fourth round by the Houston Texans. He was one of only three centers selected, besides Konz and David Molk.

Houston TexansEdit

Jones was expected to backup Pro Bowl center Chris Myers while also seeing time at guard. Starting in Week 7 of the 2012 NFL season, against the Baltimore Ravens, Jones became the starting right guard for the Texans.

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