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Brent Jones
Personal Information
Tight End
Jersey #(s)
Born {{{birthdate}}}
Career information
Year(s) 19871997
NFL Draft 1986 / Round: 5 / Pick: 135
College Santa Clara
Professional teams
Career stats
Receptions 417
Receiving Yards 5,195
Touchdowns 33
Stats at
Career highlights and awards

Brent Michael Jones (born February 12, 1963 in Santa Clara, California) is a former tight end who played almost his entire career with the San Francisco 49ers from 1987 to 1997. He was selected in the 5th round by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1986 NFL Draft. Jones won 3 Super Bowl rings with the 49ers and was three times named All-Pro (1992-1994) and is a four-time Pro Bowler (1992-95). He finished his 11 NFL seasons with 417 receptions for 5,195 yards and 33 touchdowns.

Shortly after his playing career ended, Jones became an analyst for The NFL Today. Jones worked for the NFL on CBS from 19982004. Jones decided to leave CBS Sports prior to the 2005 season in order to focus on his business in California, Northgate Capital [1], which he founded with former teammates Mark Harris and Tommy Vardell.[1] Jones is a member of the board of directors for San Jose Sports & Entertainment Enterprises, which owns the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League.[2]

High School Career[]

Jones attended Leland High School in San Jose, California, where he played baseball and football. In baseball, he was a first team All-League selection.

College Career[]

Jones attended Santa Clara University, where he was a three time All-Western Football Conference selection, and as a senior, was also selected as an All-American by the Associated Press, Football News, and Kodak. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

During his college career, he broke Doug Cosbie's tight end records in Santa Clara, amassing 137 receptions, 2,267 receiving yards, 16.5 yards per reception and 24 touchdowns.

NFL Career[]

He was picked in the 5th round of the 1986 NFL draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Following his first season, Jones got into a car accident causing injury to his neck. He was traded to the San Francisco 49ers as a backup Tight End.

Possible political aspirations[]

Jones is a Republican. Over the last several years he has been rumored as a potential political candidate. As of August 2006 he is considered by many pundits to be a potential candidate for the US Congressional seat held by freshman Rep. Jerry McNerney in northern California's district 11. [2]

On March 19, 2009, it was reported by the San Francisco Chronicle that Jones is being recruited to run in a special election to replace U.S. Rep. Ellen Tauscher, who was appointed to a position in the State Department, in 10th Congressional District of California. [3]

On March 4, 2010, David Harmer, a Republican candidate running for the 11th Congressional District of California, announced that Jones had endorsed Harmer's campaign. [4]

Coaching career[]

Jones's coaching career began at East Bay Athletic League powerhouse Monte Vista High School in 2007.


  1. Were are they now: Brent Jones. National Football League. Archived from the original on 2007-07-14. Retrieved on 2007-04-11.
  2. Staff. San Jose Sharks. Archived from the original on 2007-03-15. Retrieved on 2007-04-11.

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