Brian Jones (wide receiver)

Brian Jones (born April 22, 1994) is a professional Canadian football wide receiver for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) football with the Acadia Axemen.

Brian Jones
No. 89     Hamilton Tiger-Cats
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Brian Jones before a Tiger-Cats game in 2019.
Born: (1994-04-22) April 22, 1994 (age 25)
Enfield, Nova Scotia
Career information
StatusActive
CFL statusNational
Position(s)WR
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight233 lb (106 kg)
CISAcadia Axemen
CFL draft2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Drafted byToronto Argonauts
Career history
As player
20162018Toronto Argonauts
2018Saskatchewan Roughriders
2019–presentHamilton Tiger-Cats
Career stats

University careerEdit

Jones played for the Acadia Axemen football team from 2013 to 2016. He was named the Atlantic University Sport Most Valuable Player in 2014 and a CIS Second team All-Star in 2015.[1] In the CFL's Amateur Scouting Bureau final rankings, he was ranked as the tenth best of the players eligible in the 2016 CFL Draft.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Toronto ArgonautsEdit

Jones was drafted fourth overall by the Toronto Argonauts in the 2016 CFL Draft and signed with the team on May 29, 2016.[3] He dressed for 12 games for the Argonauts in 2016, his rookie season, and started four. He made 12 receptions for 128 yards and a touchdown. He dressed in nine games in 2017 and three in 2018, but didn't record any receptions.

Saskatchewan RoughridersEdit

On August 20, 2018, he was traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders for a seventh-round pick in the 2019 CFL Draft.[4] There, he dressed in 10 games and recorded two receptions for 20 yards. He became a free agent on February 12, 2019.

Hamilton Tiger-CatsEdit

Jones signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on the first day of free agency on February 12, 2019.[5] He played in the first two games of the season for the Tiger-Cats, but was released on June 26, 2019.[6] He was re-signed by the Tiger-Cats on August 6, 2019.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sun Life Financial All-Canadian Banquet: Calgary's Buckley claims Hec Crighton Trophy".
  2. ^ ONYEMATA TAKES TOP SPOT IN CFL SCOUTING BUREAU FINAL RANKINGS, Canadian Football League, 26 April 2016, retrieved 26 April 2016.
  3. ^ "First-round draft Pick Brian Jones signs with Argos". May 29, 2016.
  4. ^ "Riders acquire former 4th overall pick Brian Jones". August 20, 2018.
  5. ^ "Ticats sign former fourth overall pick Brian Jones". February 12, 2019.
  6. ^ "Ticats release receiver Brian Jones". June 26, 2019.
  7. ^ "Ticats sign Brian Jones to practice roster". August 5, 2019.

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