Brett Jones
C #69
Height:
6-2
Weight:
318
Age:
26
College:
Regina (Canada)
Hometown:
Weyburn, SK
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2016):

G
14
GS
1

Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-   Originally a 2nd-round (16th pick overall) draft choice by the Calgary Stampeders in the 2013 Canadian Football League draft…Signed as a free agent by the Giants on Feb. 11, 2015.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-   In 2016, Jones played in his first 14 NFL games with 1 start…Inactive with a calf injury vs. Chicago (11/20), and at Cleveland (11/27)…Made his first start at left guard in place of the injured Justin Pugh vs. Cincinnati (11/14), but left in the first quarter with a calf injury…Filled in at left guard when Pugh suffered a knee injury vs. Philadelphia (11/6)…Other appearances were on special teams and as an extra offensive lineman.
-   In 2015, Jones suffered a knee injury in the preseason and spent the season on injured reserve.
-   Jones played 2 seasons for the Stampeders in the CFL, where he was regarded as 1 of the league’s very best offensive linemen.
-   As a rookie in 2013, Jones started all 18 regular-season games – 17 at center and 1 at left guard – plus the Western final at center…Made his CFL debut vs. British Columbia (6/28)…West nominee for Most Outstanding Rookie…Selected as a West Division All-Star and won the CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie Award…Jones also won the Jackie Parker Trophy, which is awarded annually to the Most Outstanding Rookie in the West Division.
-   In 2014, Jones started all 20 games (18 regular season, 2 postseason) at center and was named the league’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman…Also selected as a West Division all-star, CFL all-star and CFLPA all-star…The Stampeders were 15-3 in the regular season and won the Grey Cup, the CFL’s championship game, with a 20-16 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

COLLEGE:
-  Jones played 4 seasons for the University of Regina Rams…In 2012, he was a finalist for the J.P. Metras Trophy, which goes to the top lineman in CIS, was named a first-team Canada West and CIS all-star and was Regina’s male athlete of the year…Jones was also a Canada West and CIS first-team all-star in 2011…In 2011 and 2012, he was named Canada West’s top student-athlete…Three-time member of the Canadian all-academic team…Played in the 2012 East-West Bowl…When training camps opened, he was 1 of 4 University of Regina alumnni on NFL rosters, joining defensive linemen Akiem Hicks (New Orleans Saints) and Stefan Charles (Buffalo Bills) and punter Jon Ryan (Seattle Seahawks).

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-  Raised awareness for Weyburn Group Home Society by wearing custom designed cleats during Week 13 for the league wide initiative “My Cause My Cleats.”...Visited the children’s hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center with fellow rookies in costume on Halloween to spend time with young patients and their families... Attended and dressed up as Santa Claus at the Giants annual Jingle Jam holiday party for 600 New Jersey foster children, who received winter coats, clothes, athletic equipment and enjoyed a night of dancing and many fun activities...Participated in Pros vs. GI Joes and played video games against military veterans through the Wounded Warrior Project, which works to provide services and programs for the benefit of wounded service members. Attended the premier fundraising event for The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund, Champions for Children Gala, which raises over $1.5 million to support the families of children with cancer and build awareness for the cause...Attended the United Way NYC Gridiron Gala, with teammates and Jets players to help raise over $2 million in support of the United Way’s efforts in New York City...Played in the Giants Foundation Golf Outing at Westchester Country Club with foundation supporters...Played in the Newark Mentoring Movement Golf Outing.

PERSONAL:
-  Jones’ head coach in Calgary was John Hufnagel, who was the Giants’ offensive coordinator from 2004-06…Played high-school football at Weyburn Comprehensive and won 3A-division city championships in both 2007 and 2008…Named the South Division’s outstanding offensive lineman at the 2009 Senior Bowl…Born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. ..He played high school football at Weyburn Comprehensive and won 3A-division city championships in both 2007 and 2008. Jones was named the South Division’s outstanding offensive lineman at the 2009 Senior Bowl…Also played hockey as a youngster.
TRANSACTIONS:
-   Originally a 2nd-round (16th pick overall) draft choice by the Calgary Stampeders in the 2013 Canadian Football League draft…Signed as a free agent by the Giants on Feb. 11, 2015.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-   In 2016, Jones played in his first 14 NFL games with 1 start…Inactive with a calf injury vs. Chicago (11/20), and at Cleveland (11/27)…Made his first start at left guard in place of the injured Justin Pugh vs. Cincinnati (11/14), but left in the first quarter with a calf injury…Filled in at left guard when Pugh suffered a knee injury vs. Philadelphia (11/6)…Other appearances were on special teams and as an extra offensive lineman.
-   In 2015, Jones suffered a knee injury in the preseason and spent the season on injured reserve.
-   Jones played 2 seasons for the Stampeders in the CFL, where he was regarded as 1 of the league’s very best offensive linemen.
-   As a rookie in 2013, Jones started all 18 regular-season games – 17 at center and 1 at left guard – plus the Western final at center…Made his CFL debut vs. British Columbia (6/28)…West nominee for Most Outstanding Rookie…Selected as a West Division All-Star and won the CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie Award…Jones also won the Jackie Parker Trophy, which is awarded annually to the Most Outstanding Rookie in the West Division.
-   In 2014, Jones started all 20 games (18 regular season, 2 postseason) at center and was named the league’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman…Also selected as a West Division all-star, CFL all-star and CFLPA all-star…The Stampeders were 15-3 in the regular season and won the Grey Cup, the CFL’s championship game, with a 20-16 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

COLLEGE:
-  Jones played 4 seasons for the University of Regina Rams…In 2012, he was a finalist for the J.P. Metras Trophy, which goes to the top lineman in CIS, was named a first-team Canada West and CIS all-star and was Regina’s male athlete of the year…Jones was also a Canada West and CIS first-team all-star in 2011…In 2011 and 2012, he was named Canada West’s top student-athlete…Three-time member of the Canadian all-academic team…Played in the 2012 East-West Bowl…When training camps opened, he was 1 of 4 University of Regina alumnni on NFL rosters, joining defensive linemen Akiem Hicks (New Orleans Saints) and Stefan Charles (Buffalo Bills) and punter Jon Ryan (Seattle Seahawks).

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-  Raised awareness for Weyburn Group Home Society by wearing custom designed cleats during Week 13 for the league wide initiative “My Cause My Cleats.”...Visited the children’s hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center with fellow rookies in costume on Halloween to spend time with young patients and their families... Attended and dressed up as Santa Claus at the Giants annual Jingle Jam holiday party for 600 New Jersey foster children, who received winter coats, clothes, athletic equipment and enjoyed a night of dancing and many fun activities...Participated in Pros vs. GI Joes and played video games against military veterans through the Wounded Warrior Project, which works to provide services and programs for the benefit of wounded service members. Attended the premier fundraising event for The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund, Champions for Children Gala, which raises over $1.5 million to support the families of children with cancer and build awareness for the cause...Attended the United Way NYC Gridiron Gala, with teammates and Jets players to help raise over $2 million in support of the United Way’s efforts in New York City...Played in the Giants Foundation Golf Outing at Westchester Country Club with foundation supporters...Played in the Newark Mentoring Movement Golf Outing.

PERSONAL:
-  Jones’ head coach in Calgary was John Hufnagel, who was the Giants’ offensive coordinator from 2004-06…Played high-school football at Weyburn Comprehensive and won 3A-division city championships in both 2007 and 2008…Named the South Division’s outstanding offensive lineman at the 2009 Senior Bowl…Born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. ..He played high school football at Weyburn Comprehensive and won 3A-division city championships in both 2007 and 2008. Jones was named the South Division’s outstanding offensive lineman at the 2009 Senior Bowl…Also played hockey as a youngster.
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