Four seasons old with the Kansas City Chiefs, Chris Jones is already amassing fame as one of the top young players of the National Football League. The defensive player has pretty compelling stats to support his mounting title.
Short Bio: Age, Parents, Height
Chris Jones, age 25, was born as Christopher Deshun Jones on 3 July 1994 to parents, Mike Jones and Teresa Jones. He hails from his hometown of Houston, Mississippi, the United States. Chris attended Houston High School as a teen and played high school football for the Hilltoppers.
Coming with a strong build of 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 meters) tall in height and 310 pounds (141 kg) of weight, Chris committed to Mississippi State University to play college football. Subsequently, he recorded impressive stats in his freshman, sophomore, and junior years.
Career Stats, Contract
Eventually, Chris was picked by the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft. With the move, he was the fifth defensive tackle drafted in 2016. Later on 8 May 2016, Chris penned a four-year, $6.23 million-worth contract with the Chiefs that included $3.44 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $2.73 million.
Chris ringed his professional regular-season debut in the Chiefs’ season-opening 33-27 win over the San Diego Chargers. He went on to record his first tackle and finished with two solo tackles in a 19-12 loss to the Houston Texans in the second week. Likewise, Chris earned his first career start in a 27-21 win against the New Orleans Saints on 23 October 2016. He finished his rookie season with 28 combined tackles, two sacks, and four pass deflections in 16 games and 11 starts.
Catch Chris Jones’ NFL career stats (Picture: Pro Football Reference)
Furthermore, Chris finished his 2017 season with 6.5 sacks, 32 total tackles, one interception, seven passes defended, and four forced fumbles with 7 starts and 16 games. Besides, his 2018 season stats read at 15.5 sacks, 40 combined tackles, five oases defended, two forced fumbles, and an interception from 16 games and 11 starts.
Chris’ Relationship Status: Dating or Married?
Well, the young defensive tackle’s off-field life remains a mystery to everyone. The NFL star is yet to provide his current relationship status to his fans and followers. There is no news of Chris’ dating or married life on internet sources. However, his Instagram posts tell a different story.
Chris Jones parents two young sons (Picture: Chris’ Instagram)
Going through his Instagram uploads, we know that the player parents two young sons. But, we are still to find out who their mother is. Maybe Chris married and later got divorced, or had children with his ex-girlfriend. Well, these are all assumptions we can make until the player publicly announces what is going on in his private life.
Some Interesting Facts About Chris Jones
- During his high school career, he was considered a five-star recruit and was ranked among the top players in his class.
- Chris was named the starting right defensive end after Allen Bailey was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury on 18 October 2016.
- His career highlights include Pro Bowl (2019) and Second-team All-Pro (2018).