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PRO: The Titans signed Ben Jones early in the 2016 free agency period to bring veteran leadership and experience to the center position and he provided just that in his three campaigns with the club. The 6-foot-3-inch, 308-pounder was originally selected by the Houston Texans in the fourth round (99th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. The University of Georgia product is a versatile player, having started contests at center and both guard spots in his first four seasons with the Texans.
• Jones has started games at center, left guard and right guard during his NFL career and has opened holes for four 1,000-yard rushers.
• In 2018, Jones started all 16 games at center, registering a start in every contest for the fifth consecutive season (2014-15 with Houston).
• Jones appeared in his 100th career game in Week 4 of the 2018 season. He has never missed a game in his seven-year career.
• As of the completion of the 2018 season, among NFL offensive linemen listed as centers, Jones ranked first in the NFL with 80 consecutive games started. He had played in 112 consecutive games, which at this point tied for the longest active consecutive games streak among NFL offensive linemen.
• In 2016, Jones centered all 16 games in his first campaign with the Titans and was a part of an offensive front that blocked for the NFL's third-ranked rushing attack which averaged 136.7 rush yards per game.
• In 2015, Jones transitioned to his natural position of center and started all 16 games and the playoff contest for the Texans.
• In 2014, Jones started all 16 contests at left guard.
• As a rookie in 2012, Jones started the final 10 games of the season at right guard and was named the Texans Rookie of the Year.
• Jones switched from jersey #61 to #60 prior to his senior season at Georgia, to honor his father, Steve, a former collegiate star, who was killed in a helicopter crash when he was 10 years old.
• Jones' pregame ritual consists of walking barefoot on the field "to get a feel for the turf." The routine began before one game with his brother in high school and after enjoying success that night, it has continued ever since.
• When he was 10 years old, Jones suffered a blow to the head with a baseball bat. The impact caused a blood clot to develop on his brain and fractured his skull. The injury kept him out of all athletic activity for a year, proving to be a challenging time for an active and athletic boy. Although it was a tough period in his life, Ben says this time turned him into the man he is today. As soon as he was cleared for activities, Jones threw himself into being the best athlete he could be.
• In 2017, Jones established The Jones Mission Fund at The Community Foundation to provide at-risk youth with opportunities they might otherwise not have through grants, additional resources and educational opportunities.
• For the past three offseasons, Jones and his wife has hosted the annual Ben Jones Celebrity Clay Shoot. The three events combined have raised more than $400,000 benefitting The Jones Mission Fund.
• Jones hosts a free Friday Night Lights youth football camp in his native Alabama.
• Jones' brother, Clay, played baseball for the University of Alabama and then was drafted by the Detroit Tigers.
• A native of Brent, Ala., Jones was originally selected by the Houston Texans in the fourth round (99th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.
• Signed by the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on March 10, 2016.
• Finished his collegiate career ranked third in Georgia history with 49 starts.
• Was a two-time All-SEC selection by the league's coaches and four-time SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week during his career. Was named to Georgia's Team of the Decade.
• As a senior (2011), earned All-SEC first-team honors and was rated the nation's second-best center in the draft by The NFL Draft Report. Named second-team All-SEC honoree by the Associated Press, Phil Steele and the league's coaches for his senior season.
• In his final collegiate season, served as a team captain and started all 14 games at center.
• As a junior (2010), appeared in 13 games making 12 starts. Earned All-SEC second-team honors from The NFL Draft Report.
• As a sophomore (2009), started all 13 games and was named All-SEC second-team by the league's coaches.
• As a freshman (2008), appeared in 13 games making 10 starts at center and was selected a Freshman All-American and Freshman All-SEC. Named Freshman All-American first-team by College Football News, adding second-team honors from The Sporting News and Phil Steele.
• Member of the fall 2009 Georgia Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
• Majored in Health & Physical Education at Georgia.
• Attended Bibb County High School in Centreville, Ala., where he earned Super Prep All-Dixie Team, Prep Star All-Southeast Region and Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 5A first-team All-State honors as a senior.
• Was a standout first baseman and pitcher on Bibb County's baseball team, where in 2007 he was selected to the Tuscaloosa News West Alabama Baseball All-Star squad. Had a .345 career batting average and collected a school-record 48 RBI in 2007.
• Follow Jones on Instagram at @jones60ben.
• Born Benjamin Jones on July 2, 1989 in Birmingham, Ala.
Ben Jones on Derrick Henry: I'm Glad He's On Our Team
Titans center Ben Jones speaks with reporters following Tennessee's 20-13 victory over the New England Patriots in Saturday's AFC Wild Card game at Gillette Stadium. The Titans advance to play at the Baltimore Ravens in next Saturday's AFC Divisional round.
Ben Jones Named Titans Walter Payton Man of the Year Nominee
Ben Jones is now a finalist for the league-wide 2019 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award that will be awarded during the upcoming Super Bowl week. This prestigious NFL award has been in existence since 1970 and it honors players who demonstrate outstanding balance in their lives between civic and professional responsibilities. In 1999, the NFL renamed the award after the late Walter Payton as a tribute to his greatness, both on and off the field.
Titans Agree to Contract Extension With Center Ben Jones
At the end of the 2018 season, among NFL offensive linemen listed as centers, Ben Jones ranked first in the NFL with 80 consecutive games started. He had played in 112 consecutive games, which at this point is tied for the longest active consecutive games streak among NFL offensive linemen.
Mom Knows Best: Titans Center Ben Jones Credits Mom for Instilling Toughness as He Approaches 100th Straight Game
Titans center Ben Jones is scheduled to appear in his 100th career game on Sunday -- he's never missed a game in his NFL career. He credits his mother for instilling toughness in him at a young age.
Loss of Father Inspired Titans Center Ben Jones to Give Back
Titans center Ben Jones was just 10 years old when he lost his father in a tragic helicopter accident. When he looks back at his childhood, Jones can't help but think of those who stepped up in his father's absence, from family members to friends in his community. And it inspires him to give back.
QB Marcus Mariota Guides Titans to Improbable Win
Titans QB Marcus Mariota completed 19-of-31 passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns, and he engineered some big drives late as the Titans rallied for a 22-21 win over the Chiefs. The Titans outscored the Chiefs 19-0 in the second half to win it.
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