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Brian Jones
No. 12
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1980-07-02) July 2, 1980 (age 39)
Chico, California
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Pleasant Valley
(Chico, California)
College:Toledo
Undrafted:2003
Career history
* Memphis Xplorers (20042005)
Career highlights and awards
* ArenaCup champion (VI)
Career Arena statistics
Comp. / Att.:185 / 289
Passing yards:2,363
TDINT:35–11
QB rating:103.91
Rushing TDs:10
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Brian Jones (born July 2, 1980) is a former American football quarterback who played three seasons in the Arena Football League with the Las Vegas Gladiators, Arizona Rattlers and Kansas City Command.[1] He played college football at the University of Toledo,[2][3] after a record setting career at Shasta College. He also played in the af2 for the Memphis Xplorers and Manchester Wolves, winning ArenaCup VI with the Xplorers.

Professional careerEdit

Memphis XplorersEdit

Jones played for the Memphis Xplorers of the af2 from 2004 to 2006. In nine games with the Xplorers in 2004, Jones passed for 1,578 yards, completing 134 of 226 attempts and rushing 99 yards on 44 attempts. He threw 22 touchdown passes and rushed for 12 more.[4] In 2005, he set the franchise's single-season marks with 69 passing touchdowns and 23 rushing touchdowns. He also recorded a league-leading passer rating of 123.11, completed 245 of his 388 attempts for 3,384 yards, 69 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. On the ground, Jones was the team's leading rusher with 229 yards. The Xplorers won ArenaCup VI against the Louisville Fire.[5]

Las Vegas GladiatorsEdit

Jones signed with the Las Vegas Gladiators on October 10, 2005. He was released by the Gladiators on January 20, 2006.[6]

Memphis XplorersEdit

Jones played for the Memphis Xplorers in 2006, recording 3,937 yards passing and 81 touchdown passes for new single-season records.[7]

Las Vegas GladiatorsEdit

Jones signed with the Las Vegas Gladiators on December 13, 2006. He recorded 25 passing touchdowns on 1,834 yards in 2007 for the Gladiators.[8]

Columbus DestroyersEdit

Jones was awarded to the Columbus Destroyers on October 29, 2007. He was released by the Destroyers on February 24, 2008.[9]

New Orleans VooDooEdit

Jones was signed to the New Orleans VooDoo's practice squad on March 7, 2008. He was released by the VooDoo on March 10, 2008.[10]

Arizona RattlersEdit

Jones signed with the on Arizona Rattlers March 13, 2008. He was released by the Rattlers on April 4, 2008.[11]

Manchester WolvesEdit

Jones came out of retirement in 2008 to play for the Manchester Wolves during the af2 playoffs. He again came out of retirement to play for the Wolves during the 2009 af2 playoffs.[12]

Kansas City CommandEdit

Jones played for the Kansas City Command in 2012, recording ten touchdowns on 529 passing yards.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Utah burns through Kansas City behind record setting night by Grady". www.ksl.com. KSL. June 4, 2012. https://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=20693666&nid=481. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  2. Ron Musselman (August 9, 2002). "Jones is UT's QB - for now". www.toledoblade.com. The Toledo Blade. http://www.toledoblade.com/UT/2002/08/09/Jones-is-UT-s-QB-for-now.html. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  3. Alan Schmadtke (October 18, 2002). "Jones Keeps Rockets In Gear". www.orlandosentinel.com. Orlando Sentinel. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2002-10-18/sports/0210180396_1_brian-jones-toledo-byron-leftwich. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  4. "Quarterback Brian Jones Comes Back for 2005 Season". oursportscentral.com. January 25, 2005. Archived from the original on December 30, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141230151458/http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3120229. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  5. "Another Xplorers quarterback moves up". oursportscentral.com. October 17, 2005. Archived from the original on December 30, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141230152013/http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3231854. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  6. "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=old&team=102. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  7. "Xplorers had record-setting regular season". oursportscentral.com. August 2, 2006. Archived from the original on December 30, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141230152719/http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3355751. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Brian Jones". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/players/?page=players&player=4644&pageview=career. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  9. "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=old&team=103. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  10. "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=old&team=66. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  11. "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. Archived from the original on March 14, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150314200853/http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=old&team=21. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  12. "Brian Jones Comes out of retirement to QB Manchester". oursportscentral.com. July 28, 2009. Archived from the original on December 30, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141230153607/http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3873940. Retrieved December 30, 2014.

External linksEdit

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