Matt Jones

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Matt Jones

Matthew “Matt” Jones is a former wide receiver for American football and a former sports radio host. From 2005 until his retirement in 2010, he was an NFL player. He is 1.98 m tall and 101 kg in weight.

Matt Jones Early Life

On April 22, 1983, Jones was born in Dermott, Arkansas in the United States to Steve and Paula Jones. His parents, who both worked as teachers, raised him in Van Buren, Arkansas, where his father also ran track and football. His sophomore year of high school was the last one he spent attending Van Buren Public Schools. He was named Super Sophomore by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette while a high school football player and helped his squad win the 5A conference. After his junior year, he relocated from Van Buren to Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he could play quarterback and sprint for the school’s track squad at Northside High School.


Jones attended the University of Arkansas and participated in collegiate football for the Arkansas Razorbacks. He started out as a part-timer during his rookie season in 2001 and as a full-timer from 2002 to 2004. He assisted Arkansas in their NCAA-record-setting seven OT victory over Ole Miss in Oxford during his first season. With a game-winning touchdown against LSU in the closing seconds, he helped Arkansas share the SEC West Division title during his sophomore season. His most eventful season was his sophomore year in 2003, when he helped the Razorbacks to their second straight nine-win campaign. He held the record for the most career rushing yards by a quarterback in the SEC at the conclusion of his college tenure.

Matt Jones Career

At 21st overall in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft, Jones was chosen by the Jacksonville Jaguars as a wide receiver. He had five scores and 432 yards of receiving yards as a rookie in 2005 after 36 receptions. His final tally for the year was 41 receptions for 643 yards and four scores. His output decreased in 2007. His 24 receptions for 317 yards and four touchdown catches put him in a tie for second on the squad at the end of the regular season in 2007. Prior to receiving a three-game NFL suspension in October 2008 for violating the league’s drug abuse policy, he had 65 catches for 761 yards in 12 games in 2008. He hasn’t participated in an NFL contest since during the regular season.

Following arrests linked to substance abuse, he was released from the Jacksonville Jaguars in March 2009. He got contract offers from the Tennessee Titans and the Cincinnati Bengals after sitting out the 2009 NFL season. He agreed to a $700,000, one-year deal with the Bengals in February 2010. He failed to reach the 53-man roster and was released by the Bengals on the final day of final cuts. According to a report from November 2010, Jones informed the Washington Redskins that he planned to retire and rejected their offer to give him a tryout. From 2012 to 2016, he served as a sports radio host in Arkansas after he retired.

Matt Jones Net Worth

Matt Jones has a net worth of $5 million.