Korey Jones (born April 4, 1989) is a professional Canadian football linebacker for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He first enrolled at Garden City Community College before transferring to the University of Wyoming. He attended Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Colorado. Jones has also been a member of the Arizona Cardinals, BC Lions, Green Bay Packers, Florida Blacktips, Edmonton Eskimos, and Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Korey Jones
No. 45     Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Born: (1989-04-04) April 4, 1989 (age 30)
Miami, Florida
Career information
StatusActive
CFL statusInternational
Position(s)LB
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight230 lb (100 kg)
CollegeWyoming
High schoolFort Collins (CO) Rocky Mountain
Career history
As player
2013Arizona Cardinals*
20132014BC Lions
2014Green Bay Packers*
2014Florida Blacktips
2015Edmonton Eskimos
2016Saskatchewan Roughriders
20172019Edmonton Eskimos
2019–presentWinnipeg Blue Bombers
* Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

College careerEdit

Garden City Community CollegeEdit

Jones first played college football from 2009 to 2010 for the Garden City Broncbusters. He accumulated 108 tackles, four sacks and a fumble recovery.[1] He earned Honorable Mention All-Conference honors his sophomore year in 2010.[2]

University of WyomingEdit

Jones was a two-year starter for the Wyoming Cowboys from 2011 to 2012. He recorded career totals of 162 tackles and four sacks in 25 games.[1] He started the first five games of the 2011 season at defensive end before moving to linebacker for the final eight games. Jones was a team captain his senior year in 2012.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Arizona CardinalsEdit

Jones signed with the Arizona Cardinals on April 29, 2013 after going unselected in the 2013 NFL Draft. He was released by the team on August 25, 2013.[3]

BC LionsEdit

Jones joined the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League in September 2013.[4] He was released by the Lions on June 21, 2014.[5]

Green Bay PackersEdit

He was signed by the Green Bay Packers on July 24, 2014.[6] He was released on August 24, 2014.[7]

Florida BlacktipsEdit

Jones played for the Florida Blacktips of the Fall Experimental Football League in 2014.

Edmonton EskimosEdit

Jones signed with the Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) on April 30, 2015.[1] Jones played in all 18 regular season games, amassing 25 defensive tackles and 13 special teams tackles and won the Grey Cup to close the season. He was released by the team on May 29, 2016.[8]

Saskatchewan RoughridersEdit

Jones was signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL) on June 16, 2016.[9] Jones played 13 games for the Roughriders in the 2016 season, contributing 18 defensive tackles, 11 special teams tackles, and 1 forced fumble.

Edmonton Eskimos (II)Edit

On April 15, 2017 Jones signed with the Edmonton Eskimos (CFL), with whom he spent the 2015 CFL season.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Korey Jones". esks.com. Archived from the original on December 2, 2015. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Korey Jones". gowyo.com. Archived from the original on December 2, 2015. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  3. ^ "KOREY JONES". packers.com. Archived from the original on December 2, 2015. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  4. ^ "Korey Jones". bclions.com. Archived from the original on December 5, 2014. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  5. ^ "2014 Transactions". bclions.com. Archived from the original on December 2, 2015. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  6. ^ "Packers sign LB Korey Jones". packers.com. Archived from the original on December 2, 2015. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  7. ^ Florio, Mike. "Packers dump seven players". Pro Football Talk. Archived from the original on December 2, 2015. Retrieved August 24, 2014.
  8. ^ "Transactions". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on June 16, 2016. Retrieved June 16, 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  9. ^ "RIDERS ADD TWO TO ROSTER". riderville.com. June 16, 2016. Archived from the original on June 16, 2016. Retrieved June 16, 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  10. ^ Campbell, Dave. "Eskimos welcome back LB Korey Jones". 630 CHED – Edmonton Breaking News, Traffic, Weather and Sports Radio Station. Retrieved 2017-04-14.

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