Jonathan Jones (Canadian football)

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Jonathan Jones
No. 30     Toronto Argonauts
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Jones with the Argonauts in 2022
Born: (1997-11-18) November 18, 1997 (age 25)
Ocoee, Florida
Career information
StatusActive
CFL statusAmerican
Position(s)Linebacker
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight230 lb (100 kg)
CollegeToledo (2020–2021)
Notre Dame (2016–2019)
High schoolOak Ridge High
Career history
As player
2022–presentToronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Jonathan Carlos Jones (born November 18, 1997) is a professional gridiron football linebacker for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

College career[edit]

After using a redshirt season in 2016, Jones played college football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish from 2017 to 2019 where he played in 28 games and recorded 16 total tackles.[1] He then transferred to the University of Toledo as a graduate transfer to play for the Rockets in 2020 and 2021.[2] In two years, he played in 19 games where he had 116 total tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.[2][3]

Professional career[edit]

On May 23, 2022, Jones signed with the Toronto Argonauts.[3][4] Following 2022 training camp, he was placed on the team's practice roster, but made his professional debut on June 25, 2022, against the BC Lions, where he recorded one special teams tackle.[4][5] He returned to the active roster in week 8, but dislocated his shoulder and was placed on the team's injured list.[6] Once healthy, he returned to the practice roster for two weeks.[7]

Following an injury to the team's incumbent starting weak-side linebacker, Wynton McManis, Jones made his first career start on October 8, 2022, against the Lions, where he had one defensive tackle.[5] He started the last four games of the regular season and finished the year having played in six regular season games where he had ten defensive tackles, five special teams tackles, one sack, and two interceptions.[5][7] Due to his strong play, Jones remained in the lineup for the East Final against the Montreal Alouettes, despite McManis returning from injury, where he had three defensive tackles in his post-season debut.[5][7]

Personal life[edit]

Jones was born to parents Charles and Sharma Jones.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jonathan Jones". Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Retrieved November 18, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c "Jonathan Jones". Toledo Rockets. Retrieved November 18, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Toronto Argonauts sign American linebacker Jonathan Jones, release one other". 3DownNation. May 23, 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Transactions – Football player trades and signings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved November 18, 2022.
  5. ^ a b c d "Jonathan Jones". Toronto Argonauts. Retrieved November 18, 2022.
  6. ^ "The Rookie and the Vet: Muamba guiding Jones to greatness". Canadian Football League. November 17, 2022.
  7. ^ a b c "Game Notes" (PDF). Canadian Football League. Retrieved November 18, 2022.

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