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5 things you need to know about OL Brett Jones

1. Jones comes to the Giants from the Canadian Football League, where he played two seasons for the reigning Grey Cup champion Calgary Stampeders and was named the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman in 2014.


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2. A 6-foot-2, 318-pound center – or "centre" -- Jones was originally selected by Calgary in the second round (16th overall) of the 2013 CFL Canadian Draft.  

3. Jones started 20 games at center in 2014, including the Western Final and Grey Cup. He was also voted a West Division all-star, CFL all-star and CFLPA all-star. In 2013, Jones started 18 games: 17 at center and one at left guard. Jones was named a West Division all-star and the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie.

4. Born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Jones played four 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 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). He 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 and is a three-time member of the Canadian all-academic team. Jones played in the 2012 East-West Bowl.

5. Jones played high school football at Weyburn Comprehensive and won 3A-division city championships in both 2007 and 2008. He was named the South Division's outstanding offensive lineman at the 2009 Senior Bowl.

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