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Naquan Jones

DT

#90

Experience: R

Height: 6-3

Age: 23

Weight: 313 lbs

College: Michigan State

2021 SEASON

  • Solo
    8
  • SCK
    1.5
  • FF
    0
  • INT
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Preseason

WK Game Date OPP RESULT Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF FR
3 08/28/2021 Bears L 24 - 27 1 0 1 0 0 0
2 08/21/2021 @Buccaneers W 34 - 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
1 08/13/2021 @Falcons W 23 - 3 1 0 1 0 0 0

Regular Season

WK Game Date OPP RESULT Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF FR
12 11/28/2021 @Patriots L 13 - 36 1 0 1 0.5 0 0
11 11/21/2021 Texans L 13 - 22 3 2 1 0 0 0
10 11/14/2021 Saints W 23 - 21 1 1 0 1 0 0
9 11/08/2021 @Rams W 28 - 16 2 1 1 0 0 0
8 10/31/2021 @Colts W 34 - 31 3 3 0 0 0 0
7 10/24/2021 Chiefs W 27 - 3 3 0 3 0 0 0
6 10/19/2021 Bills W 34 - 31 1 1 0 0 0 0
5 10/10/2021 @Jaguars W 37 - 19
4 10/03/2021 @Jets L 24 - 27
3 09/26/2021 Colts W 25 - 16

Biography

PRO: The Titans signed Naquan Jones as a rookie free agent following the 2021 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-3-inch, 313-pounder appeared in 46 games over four seasons at Michigan State (2017-20). Jones posted 78 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and three sacks during his collegiate career.

TITANS TIDBITS:
•   In June 2019, Jones' mother, Germaine Thomas, died unexpectedly at the age of 37 after a lengthy battle with depression and alcoholism. At the time, Jones was a rising junior at Michigan State and just 21 years old himself. Jones wears a special necklace to honor his family with a picture of his grandmother and younger sisters on one side of a pendant and an image of his late mother on the other side.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
•   The Evanston, Ill., native was signed by the Titans as an undrafted free agent on May 14, 2021.
•   Waived by the Titans on Aug. 31 and signed to the team's practice squad a day later.
•   Signed by the Titans to their active roster from the practice squad on Sept. 22, 2021.

COLLEGE:
•   Appeared in 46 games with five starts on the defensive line over four seasons at Michigan State (2017-20) and totaled 78 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery over his career.

AS A SENIOR (2020), saw action in all seven games and made four starts. Recorded 24 tackles, a career-high five stops for loss, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery.

AS A JUNIOR (2019), played in all 13 games and made one start. Tallied 15 tackles, one tackle for loss and and one sack.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2018), appeared in 13 games and notched a career-best 26 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, one pass defensed and one forced fumble.

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2017), saw action in all 13 games and posted 13 tackles, two tackles for loss and one pass defensed.

AS A FRESHMAN (2016), redshirted.
•   Graduated from Michigan State with a degree in advertising management.

PERSONAL:
•   Attended Evanston Township (Ill.) High School where he was named to USA Today's All-USA Illinois first team and selected to the Pioneer Press all-area second team in 2015.
•   Rated as the No. 22 defensive tackle by Scout, No. 23 by 247Sports, No. 24 by Rivals and No. 31 by ESPN.
•   Also lettered in basketball.
•   Son of Emil Jones and the late Germaine Thomas and has two sisters, Skye and Lauryn.
•   Follow Jones on Twitter @thealmightynay and on Instagram @almighty93__ .
•   Born Naquan Jones on Feb. 5, 1998 in Evanston, Ill.

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