Meet DL Arthur Jones of Syracuse

April 24, 2010 | WNST Staff

With the 157th pick of the 2010 NFL Draft, the Ravens picked defensive lineman Arthur Jones of Syracuse. Here are some facts and figures regarding Jones:

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His wiki:

Arthur Willis Jones III (born June 30, 1986) is an American football defensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Ravens in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Syracuse.

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[edit] Early years

Jones was born in Rochester, New York, to Arthur Jr. and Camille Jones. After moving to Endicott, New York, Jones attended Union–Endicott High School. At Union–Endicott he played both football and wrestled. As a senior, he had 64 tackles, six sacks, and one fumble recovery to help lead Union–Endicott to a Section IV championship. Following that championship season, Jones was ranked as the 18th best prospect in New York by SuperPrep.[1]

Considered only a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, Jones was not ranked among the nation’s best defensive tackle prospects.[2] He chose Syracuse over Pittsburgh and Rutgers.

[edit] College career

In 2005, as a true freshman, Jones was redshirted.[3]

In a 34–14 win over Miami of Ohio, Jones sacked their quarterback, Daniel Raudabaugh, for a loss of seven yards.[4] On November 11, 2006, in a game at Raymond James Stadium home of the South Florida Bulls, Jones recovered the first fumble of his collegiate career.[3] In the same game he recorded a career-high five tackles. After playing in every game, Jones had 15 tackles (including sacks) and one fumble recovery.[1]

Against Illinois, after Jones made a tackle on third down, Post-Standard blogger and local radio host Brent Axe wrote, “Arthur Jones is having the game of his life right now.”[5] As of October 21, 2007, Jones had five tackles for a loss.[6] As of November 2, Jones had 14.5 tackles after the ball carrier crossed the line of scrimmage.[7] In the beginning of the second half against South Florida on November 11, Jones injured his ankle on a chop block.[8] On November 17, Jones was held out of the game against Connecticut and according to coach Greg Robinson the decision came because, “Arthur has been too good of a football player for us to risk putting him out there and really getting him hurt.”[9] For the season, he played in every game but the Connecticut game and was named Second-team All-Big East. His season high in tackles came against Iowa when he had nine.[1]

On September 10, 2008, against Penn State, Jones had one sack and three tackles for a loss.[10] After one month, Jones had four sacks to be one of the leaders for the Orange.[11] After the 2008 season, Jones was named to the First-team All-Big East Conference and was an All-America candidate.[12] Jones was one of only 10 players on the team to start every game. His season high in tackles came against Rutgers when he had eight. Following Syracuse’s upset win over Notre Dame he was named Big East Defensive Player of the Week and was also awarded an ESPN Helmet Sticker for his performance. He ranks sixth on the Orange career record list for tackles for loss.[1]

In 2009 Jones missed three games, playing in nine and made 19 tackles (7 for losses) and 1.5 sacks and recovered 2 fumbles and was named First-team All-Big East for the second consecutive season.

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