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George Jones
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Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1973-12-31) December 31, 1973 (age 46)
Place of birth: Greenville, South Carolina
Career information
College: San Diego State
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 5 / Pick: 154
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Pittsburgh Steelers (1997)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Games played     34
Games started     1
Rushing attempts-yards     119-371
Receptions-yards     17-105
Touchdowns     2
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

George Dee Jones (born December 31, 1973) is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League.

Despite having a stellar college career at San Diego State, where Jones broke many of Marshall Faulk's rushing records, .[1] He made his NFL debut during the 1997 season with the Pittsburgh Steelers,[2] serving as a halfback for most of the season while Tim Lester was on injured reserve. The following season, he was released by the Steelers and moved on to the Jacksonville Jaguars before finishing his career with the expansion Cleveland Browns in 1999.[3]

Before he joined the NFL, he bought a car, and then his parents bought him a plane ticked to Bakersfield, California to which he flew from Greenville, South Carolina.[4]

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Since his retirement from NFL in 1999 he had 3 children, one of which is with Down syndrome.[1] The older one is eight years of and receives coaching in American football from George Jones himself.[1] In an interview with PGH Sports Daily he said that "[NFL] was the greatest thing that ever happened to me".[1]

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