Victor Jones
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Personal information
Born: (1966-10-19) October 19, 1966 (age 53)
Rockville, Maryland
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Rockville (MD) Peary
College:Virginia Tech
NFL Draft:1988 / Round: 12 / Pick: 310
Career history
* Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1988)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Victor Purnell Jones (born October 19, 1966) is a former professional American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions, He played college football at Virginia Tech and was drafted in the twelfth round of the 1988 NFL Draft.

In 1994 Jones received the Ed Block Courage Award Jones made the list of Hokies in the Pro under the category of special teams [1]

College careerEdit

Jones was coached by Mike Archer[2] 1986 Peach Bowl Jones would recover a fumble at the Virginia Tech 41[3] which helped set up the win against NC State Wolfpack The game was the final contest of the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season for both teams, and ended in a 25–24 victory for Virginia Tech, the first bowl victory in school history.

Professional careerEdit

NFL StatsEdit

1988 TAM 80103
1989 DET 1190250
1990 DET 1650044
1991 DET 1000113
1992 DET 160006
1993 DET 161007
1994 DET 160000
Totals 931513123

Personal lifeEdit

  • 2017 Jones moved to Maryland and became a State Farm Agent and opened his agency in October 2017[4]
  • 2013 Jones became a State Farm Agency Recruiter helping others have an entrepreneurial opportunity.[5]
  • 2011 - 2013 Jones was owned 212 Sports Network.[6]
  • 2001 - 2009 Jones owned SCW Residential Care a retirement community.[7]
  • 2006 - 2010 Jones and his wife Detra started a franchise Girls Just Wanna Have Fun at Spa’ Ladi-da! for tweens 7 - 14 when their two daughters were 10 and 12 years old.[8]
  • After leaving the NFL Jones was a Pharmaceutical Account Executive for Sanofi-Aventis from 1996 - 2001

Jones currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jones participated in the 2014 Heartbright Invitational charity golf outing [9] He has been an active member of the NFL Retired Players Association, Charlotte Chapter since 2000



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