|Date of Birth||June 16, 1970|
|Place of Birth||Thomasville, GA|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|School||Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Bowl Games Started|
| 1991 Florida Citrus Bowl |
1991 Aloha Bowl
|Teams Played For|
| Georgia Tech |
Andrew Shawn Jones (born June 16, 1970) is an American former gridiron football player. He played professionally for the Minnesota Vikings in the National Football League (NFL) as well as the Baltimore Stallions in the Canadian Football League (CFL). Jones was a four-year starter at quarterback for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
Jones played high school football for the Thomasville High School Bulldogs as a quarterback.
Jones is arguably one of the greatest Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets quarterbacks ever, leading his team to the 1990 UPI National Championship,and amassing 35 wins, 9,296 yards of total offense, and 70 touchdowns over 4 years of collegiate play. In all of Georgia Tech football history, only Jones and three other quarterbacks started all four years of their collegiate careers.
Jones led the Yellow Jackets to a Division I-A best 11-0-1 Record in 1990 capped off with a 45-21 Citrus Bowl victory over Nebraska. Jones would be named the Bowl MVP. Led by Jones, Georgia Tech finished #1 in the Coaches Poll and was the only undefeated team of the 1990 season and would share the title with Colorado who finished #1 in the AP Poll.
After college, Shawn went into the NFL as an undrafted safety. He played one game for the Minnesota Vikings in 1993.
He found a quarterback position from 1994–1995 for the short-lived Baltimore Stallions, an American expansion team in the Canadian Football League. He would back up former Georgia Southern quarterback Tracy Ham as the Stallions became the only American expansion team to ever win the Grey Cup.
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The 1990 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology in the 1990 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Jackets posted an undefeated 11–0–1 record. For the season the Yellow Jackets offense scored 379 points while the defense allowed 186 points. Highlights from the season included a nationally televised win over #1 Virginia on the road and a defeat of archrival Georgia for the second consecutive year. Georgia Tech capped off the season by defeating Nebraska, 45–21, in the Florida Citrus Bowl. Head coach Bobby Ross and the Yellow Jackets were awarded a share of the national championship, winning the UPI Poll title by one vote over Colorado, who won the AP Poll title. The team was selected national champion by the UPI coaches poll, Dunkel, and Sagarin (ELO-Chess), while co-national champion by both FACT and NCF.
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