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Mac Jones
Mac Jones (2021).jpg
Jones during Patriots training camp in Aug. 2021 .
No. 10 — New England Patriots
Position:  Quarterback
Personal information
Born:  September 5 1998 (1998-09-05) (age 23)
 Jacksonville, Florida
Listed height:  6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight:  214 lbs (97 kg)
Personal information
High school:  The Bolles School
 (Jacksonville, FL)
College:  Alabama (2017-2020)
NFL Draft:  2021 / Rnd: 1 / Pck: 15th
Career history

Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • CFP National Champion (2017, 2020)
  • Davey O’Brien Award (2020)
  • Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (2020)
  • Manning Award (2020)
  • Heisman Trophy runner-up (2020)
  • Consensus All-American (2020)
  • First-team All-SEC (2020)
  • SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2020)
  • Academic All-American of the Year:
    • Division I football (2020–21)
    • Division I overall (2021)

Player stats: NFL   PFR

Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones (born September 5, 1998) is an American football quarterback currently playing for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama where he was recognized as an All-American in 2020, among other accolades, en route to winning the College Football Playoff National Championship. Jones was selected by the Patriots in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Early life and high school career

Born Michael McCorkle Jones on September 5, 1998, to parents Gordon and Holly Jones, he grew up in Jacksonville, Florida.[1] His father played tennis at Florida State University and Flagler College. Mac's brother, Will, played soccer at Mercer University,[2] while his sister Sarah Jane played tennis for the College of Charleston.[3] Jones began playing American football at five, for which he received Pop Warner Scholar recognition.Template:Citation needed Jones would later play high school football at The Bolles School.

College career

2017

After originally committing to the University of Kentucky, Jones accepted a scholarship offer from the University of Alabama.[4][5] Jones arrived as an early enrollee, but was redshirted his freshman season in 2017.[6] Jones was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and was suspended for the following game against LSU.[7][8][9][10] After throwing for 289 yards and two touchdowns in the Crimson Tide's spring game, Jones was named A-Day MVP.[11]

2018

In the 2018 season, Jones appeared in 14 of the Crimson Tide's 15 games, mostly as a holder on special teams. Jones added his name to the Alabama record book with a 94-yard touchdown pass to Jaylen Waddle, the second-longest in school history, in a win against Louisiana.[12][13][14][15][16]

2019

Jones served as the starting QB for the second half of the 2019 season after Tua Tagovailoa suffered a severe hip injury.[17][18] Jones made four starts for the Tide, beating Arkansas and Western Carolina before falling to Auburn in the Iron Bowl, despite throwing for four touchdowns and 335 yards. Jones then led Alabama to a 35–16 win over Michigan in the Citrus Bowl. Jones finished 2019 with 14 TD passes for 1,503 yards in 11 games.

2020

With Tagovailoa departing for the 2020 NFL Draft, Jones would take over as Alabama's starting quarterback. In a game against the #3 ranked Georgia Bulldogs, Jones threw for 417 yards and 4 touchdowns, helping Alabama win 41–24. On Halloween night, Jones and the Tide shut out Mississippi State 41–0. Jones threw for 291 yards and 4 TDs, all of which went to Devonta Smith. In the Iron Bowl against Auburn, Jones threw for 302 yards and 5 touchdowns. The following week, Jones threw for 385 yards and 4 touchdowns against LSU. With the win, the Tide clinched a berth in the 2020 SEC Championship Game against Florida. There, Jones threw for 418 yards and 5 touchdowns, with Alabama winning 52–46. They were then selected to take on Notre Dame in the 2021 Rose Bowl semifinal game, where he would throw four touchdown passes on route to a 31–14 win.

Alabama would go on to win the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship game against the Ohio State Buckeyes 52–24, with Jones throwing for 464 yards and 5 touchdowns. Jones would finish the season throwing for 4,500 yards with 41 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions. He was named the recipient of the Davey O'Brien, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm, and Manning Awards. He was also named a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, which went to his teammate DeVonta Smith, the first wide receiver to win the award since 1991. Following the season, Jones announced that he would forgo his senior year and enter the 2021 NFL Draft.

Statistics

Legend
NCAA record
Led the NCAA
Bold Career high
Season Games Passing Rushing
GP GS Comp Att Pct Yards Avg TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
2018 6 0 5 13 38.5 123 9.5 1 0 143.3 3 -8 -2.7 0
2019 11 4 97 141 68.8 1,503 10.7 14 3 186.8 16 36 2.3 1
2020 13 13 311 402 77.4 4,500 11.2 41 4 203.1 35 14 0.4 1
Career 30 17 413 556 74.3 6,126 11.0 56 7 197.6 54 42 0.8 2

Professional career

All values from Alabama's Pro Day[19]
Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2 5/8 in 217 lb32 5/8 in9 3/4 in 4.83 s 1.70 s 2.76 s 4.39 s 7.04 s 32 in 9 ft 8 in

One of the top quarterback prospects of the 2021 NFL Draft, Jones was projected to be taken in the first round, with many analysts expecting him to be selected third overall by the San Francisco 49ers before they took Trey Lance.[20][21][22] He was the fifth quarterback taken in the first round after being selected 15th overall by the New England Patriots.[23] Jones was also one of six Alabama players taken in the first round and was the first quarterback selected by the Patriots in the first round since Drew Bledsoe in 1993.[24] He signed his four-year rookie contract, worth $15.6 million fully guaranteed, on July 6, 2021.[25]Template:Pp

References

  1. From Jacksonville to Heisman finalist: Mac Jones football journey through the eyes of his parents.
  2. Will Jones – Men's Soccer Roster.
  3. Women's Tennis – Sarah Jane Jones.
  4. Alabama seeking ‘next best guy’ at QB behind Tagovailoa and Jones.
  5. Eagle, Alex Byington For the. Third string QB Mac Jones throws for nearly 300 yards in Alabama A-Day game.
  6. Estremera, Cody (September 5, 2018). Back line becoming an asset for Alabama soccer.
  7. Alabama quarterback Mac Jones charged with DUI.
  8. Niesen, Joan (April 24, 2018). Six players who helped their own cause in spring ball.
  9. Smith, Stephen M. (August 30, 2018). Damien Harris on QB Mac Jones: "His confidence has skyrocketed".
  10. DoctorWhosOnFirst (August 14, 2018). Alabama Football Film Room: Mac Jones, the oft overlooked quarterback.
  11. Jones, Ben. "Mac Jones makes his mark on A-Day", TideSports.com, April 21, 2018. 
  12. Smith, Stephen M. (October 1, 2018). WATCH: Tide QB Mac Jones adds his name to record book.
  13. DoctorWhosOnFirst (September 30, 2018). Mac Jones earns place in Alabama record books.
  14. Smith, Stephen M. (March 17, 2019). It's time for Mac Jones to rise and he looks to be ready.
  15. Writer, Drew TaylorStaff. Thousands of Alabama fans support football team during parade celebration.
  16. Jones, Ben (April 21, 2018). Mac Jones makes his mark on A-Day.
  17. Waack, Terrin (April 3, 2019). Mac Jones proving himself as an Alabama quarterback.
  18. Mac Jones Is No. 3 On Alabama QB Depth Chart.
  19. Mac Jones, Alabama, QB, 2021 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football. draftscout.com.
  20. 2021 NFL Mock Draft 5.0: Six First-Round Quarterbacks; Three Projected Trades (29 April 2021).
  21. NFL Mock Draft: Five quarterbacks taken in top 12, six overall in first round of final 2021 mock (29 April 2021).
  22. Adam Schefter Says Mac Jones Will Be 49ers' Pick at No. 3 in 2021 NFL Draft (6 April 2021).
  23. Patriots select Alabama QB Mac Jones at No. 15.
  24. Alabama QB Mac Jones falls to Patriots in 2021 NFL Draft.
  25. Patriots sign first-round QB Mac Jones to rookie deal.

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