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Mike Jones (defensive lineman)

Michael David Jones (born August 25, 1969) is a defensive end who played nine seasons in the National Football League for four teams. He attended North Carolina State University.

Mike Jones
No. 75, 96, 90
Position:Defensive End
Personal information
Born: (1969-08-25) August 25, 1969 (age 50)
Columbia, South Carolina
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:290 lb (132 kg)
Career information
College:North Carolina State
NFL Draft:1991 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Tackles:199
Sacks:27.5
Forced fumbles:4

Mike Jones was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, where he played football for his father at CA Johnson High School . As a senior he was selected as first team All-State Tight End and Linebacker and was elected to play in the 50th annual NC vs. SC Shrine Bowl. After receiving scholarship offers from over 30 schools around the country Jones decided to attend NC State University . Jones earned 4 varsity letters at N.C.State and as a 3-year starter earned all ACC honors as a senior.

Jones was drafted in the second round in 1991 by the Arizona Cardinals (one pick behind Brett Favre) and played for 3 years. As a free agent Jones signed with the New England Patriots where he played for Coach Bill Parcells for 4 years. In 1996 he was elected Captain of a Patriots team that would go on to be AFC champions and Play in Super Bowl 31 vs. The Green Bay Packers. After playing the 1998 season with the St. Louis Rams, Jones signed with the Tennessee Titans in what would be his final season as a Professional Football player in the NFL. After a miraculous season which finished with an incredible playoff run and a one-yard loss to the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl 34, Jones called it a career and decided to retire.

Jones is married to Javonda Jones and they have 4 children, Steven, Coco Jones, Mike Jr, and Aja.