|No. 95 New England Patriots|
|Date of birth:February 27, 1990|
|Place of birth: Rochester, New York|
|High School: Union-Endicott (NY)|
|Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)||Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)|
|NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21|
|Debuted in 2012 for the New England Patriots|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month (September 2012)|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2012|
Chandler James Jones (born February 27, 1990) is an American football defensive end for the New England Patriots after being selected as the 21st player in the 2012 NFL Draft in the first round. He played college football at Syracuse.
Jones attended Union-Endicott High School in Endicott, New York. Jones was a 2007 SuperPrep All-Northeast and PrepStar All-East Region selection. Jones was ranked as the eighth-best prospect of the state of New York by Scout.com.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
|Endicott, New York||Union-Endicott High School||6 ft 6 in (198 cm)||235 lb (107 kg)||4.7 (according to Scout.com)||Oct 29,|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 65 (TE) Rivals: 95 (TE,DE), -- (NY)|
|‡ Refers to 40 yard dash|
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.
2012 NFL Draft
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP||Wonderlic|
|6 ft 5 in||266 lb||4.87 s||4.38 s||7.07 s||35 in||22 rep|
On April 26, 2012, Jones was drafted by the New England Patriots with the 21st pick of the first round. He was the highest selected player from Syracuse since Dwight Freeney in 2002. On May 23, 2012, Jones signed a four year contract with the Patriots
As a rookie, Jones was immediately thrust into the starting right defensive end slot for the Patriots in 2012. In Week 1 against the Titans, Jones strip-sacked quarterback Jake Locker, which was subsequently recovered by fellow rookie teammate Dont'a Hightower and returned it for a touchdown. A week later, Jones had another sack against Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb which was also a fumble and a recovery for the Patriots.
In Week 5 against the Seattle Seahawks, Jones recorded two sacks of quarterback Russell Wilson and managed to provide some good pressure on the Seahawks offensive line, forcing one fumble in that game. Jones received his sixth career sack in Week 8 against the St. Louis Rams by dropping Sam Bradford to the turf in London, England.
Jones' eldest brother Arthur currently plays in the NFL for the Baltimore Ravens and his other brother Jon is a mixed martial artist for the UFC, where he is the current and undisputed UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.
- Lourie, Steven. "New England Patriots 2012 Draft Grades". http://www.footballfanspot.com/patriotsdraft2012.htm. Retrieved 2012-05-05.
- "Syracuse Profile". suathletics.com. http://www.suathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=8214.
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- Chandler Jones 2012 NFL Scouting Combine profile
- NFL Draft Scout
- "Looking closer at Jones signing". ESPN Boston. May 23, 2012. http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4722683/timing-of-jones-deal-a-biggie. Retrieved 9 August 2012.
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