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Chandler Jones
No. 95     New England Patriots
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-02-27) February 27, 1990 (age 31)
Place of birth: Rochester, New York
High School: Union-Endicott (NY)
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
College: Syracuse
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21
Debuted in 2012 for the New England Patriots
Career history
Career highlights and awards
* NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month (September 2012)
  • All-Big East Defensive Player of the Week honors (2011)
  • 2x All-Big East (2010,2011)
  • Freshman All-Big East honorable mention (2009)
  • Phil Steele's All-Big East third team selection (2010)
  • Phil Steele All-BIG EAST Third Team (2009)
  • National All-Freshman Second Team selection (2009)
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles     45
Quarterback sacks     6.0
Interceptions     0
Forced fumbles     3
Fumbles recovered     0
Touchdowns     0

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.[1] He played college football at Syracuse.

Early years

Jones attended Union-Endicott High School in Endicott, New York. Jones was a 2007 SuperPrep All-Northeast and PrepStar All-East Region selection.[2] Jones was ranked as the eighth-best prospect of the state of New York by[2]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Chandler Jones
Tight end
Endicott, New York Union-Endicott High School 6 ft 6 in (198 cm) 235 lb (107 kg) 4.7 (according to Oct 29,
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars
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.

College career

As a junior in 2011, Jones played in only seven games due to injury, but still was an All-Big East selection after recording 39 tackles and 4.5 sacks.[3][4]

On December 30, 2011, Jones announced that he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2012 NFL Draft.[5]

Professional career

2012 NFL Draft

Pre-draft measureables
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

Jones was considered one of the best defensive end prospects for the 2012 NFL Draft.[7]

On April 26, 2012, Jones was drafted by the New England Patriots with the 21st pick of the first round.[8] 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[9]

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.[10] A week later, Jones had another sack against Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb which was also a fumble and a recovery for the Patriots.[11]

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.[12] Jones received his sixth career sack in Week 8 against the St. Louis Rams by dropping Sam Bradford to the turf in London, England.[13]


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.[14]


External links

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