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Greg K. Jones
LB #47
Height:
6-0
Weight:
248
College:
Michigan State
Experience:
3

Biography

 
PRO: The Titans signed Greg Jones during the 2013 offseason to provide depth and competition at the middle linebacker position.  The Michigan State product enters his third NFL season after spending a year with the New York Giants (2011) and the following season with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2012).  He was a key member on special teams for the Giants during their run to the Super Bowl XLVI Championship.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  
•    In 2011, Jones played in all 16 games with five starts during the regular season as a rookie for the New York Giants. He also played in all four postseason games, including the Super Bowl XLVI victory over the New England Patriots.  He led the team with seven postseason special teams tackles.
•    Jones was a four-year starter at Michigan State and led the Spartans in tackles all four seasons.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Cincinnati, Ohio, native was originally selected by the New York Giants in the sixth round (185th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.
•    Waived by the Giants on Aug. 31, 2012.
•    Signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as a free agent on Nov. 13, 2012 and waived on May 6, 2013.
•    Signed by the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on May 15, 2013.

COLLEGE:
•    Played in 52 games with 46 starts at Michigan State.  He tallied 15 starts at strongside linebacker and 31 starts at middle linebacker.  Recorded 465 tackles with 16.5 sacks, 46.5 stops for losses and 15 quarterback pressures.  Forced five fumbles and recovered another that he advanced 15 yards.  Deflected seven passes and had two interceptions for 36 yards in returns.  His 465 tackles ranked 10th in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision history.
•    As a senior in 2010, Jones was one of just 10 players in the nation to earn unanimous first-team All-America honors (The NFL Draft Report, Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Foundation, Football Writers Association of American and the Sporting News) and was the only repeat selection from the 2009 team to the 2010 Associated Press and AFCA Teams.  Led the team and ranked seventh in the Big Ten with 106 tackles.
•    In 2009, was a consensus All-America first-team selection.  Started all 13 games at middle linebacker, leading the team for the third-straight year, topping the Big Ten and ranking third in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision with 154 tackles (67 solo).  
•    In 2008, was named first-team All-Big Ten Conference selection by the league’s head coaches.  Led the team and ranked third in the league with 127 tackles (80 solo).
•    In 2007, named first-team Freshman All-America by the Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News, CollegeFootballNews.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com.  Led the team with 78 tackles, becoming the first true freshman to lead the Spartans in tackles since Dan Bass made 111 stops in 1976.
•    Majored in media arts.

PERSONAL:  
•    Attended Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati, Ohio) High School, where he was named Ohio’s 16th-best prep prospect by Rivals.com.  Earned Prep Star All-Midwest accolades and All-State honorable mention in 2006.  Also named All-District and All-City first-team during his final season.  The two-time All-Greater Catholic League selection led the team with 71 tackles, including 23 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks.
•    On Twitter: @IIGregjones
•    On Instagram: @GregJ513
•    Born on Oct. 5, 1988.
 
PRO: The Titans signed Greg Jones during the 2013 offseason to provide depth and competition at the middle linebacker position.  The Michigan State product enters his third NFL season after spending a year with the New York Giants (2011) and the following season with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2012).  He was a key member on special teams for the Giants during their run to the Super Bowl XLVI Championship.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  
•    In 2011, Jones played in all 16 games with five starts during the regular season as a rookie for the New York Giants. He also played in all four postseason games, including the Super Bowl XLVI victory over the New England Patriots.  He led the team with seven postseason special teams tackles.
•    Jones was a four-year starter at Michigan State and led the Spartans in tackles all four seasons.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Cincinnati, Ohio, native was originally selected by the New York Giants in the sixth round (185th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.
•    Waived by the Giants on Aug. 31, 2012.
•    Signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as a free agent on Nov. 13, 2012 and waived on May 6, 2013.
•    Signed by the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on May 15, 2013.

COLLEGE:
•    Played in 52 games with 46 starts at Michigan State.  He tallied 15 starts at strongside linebacker and 31 starts at middle linebacker.  Recorded 465 tackles with 16.5 sacks, 46.5 stops for losses and 15 quarterback pressures.  Forced five fumbles and recovered another that he advanced 15 yards.  Deflected seven passes and had two interceptions for 36 yards in returns.  His 465 tackles ranked 10th in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision history.
•    As a senior in 2010, Jones was one of just 10 players in the nation to earn unanimous first-team All-America honors (The NFL Draft Report, Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Foundation, Football Writers Association of American and the Sporting News) and was the only repeat selection from the 2009 team to the 2010 Associated Press and AFCA Teams.  Led the team and ranked seventh in the Big Ten with 106 tackles.
•    In 2009, was a consensus All-America first-team selection.  Started all 13 games at middle linebacker, leading the team for the third-straight year, topping the Big Ten and ranking third in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision with 154 tackles (67 solo).  
•    In 2008, was named first-team All-Big Ten Conference selection by the league’s head coaches.  Led the team and ranked third in the league with 127 tackles (80 solo).
•    In 2007, named first-team Freshman All-America by the Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News, CollegeFootballNews.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com.  Led the team with 78 tackles, becoming the first true freshman to lead the Spartans in tackles since Dan Bass made 111 stops in 1976.
•    Majored in media arts.

PERSONAL:  
•    Attended Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati, Ohio) High School, where he was named Ohio’s 16th-best prep prospect by Rivals.com.  Earned Prep Star All-Midwest accolades and All-State honorable mention in 2006.  Also named All-District and All-City first-team during his final season.  The two-time All-Greater Catholic League selection led the team with 71 tackles, including 23 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks.
•    On Twitter: @IIGregjones
•    On Instagram: @GregJ513
•    Born on Oct. 5, 1988.
 
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 22 35 30 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2012 JAC 6 4 4 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 NYG 16 31 26 5 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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