Tiger Jones (American football)

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Tiger Jones
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Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1982-05-21) May 21, 1982 (age 37)
Mobile, Alabama
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: St. Paul's Episcopal School
(Mobile, Alabama)
College: Louisville
Undrafted: 2005
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Career Arena statistics
Receptions:1,041
Receiving Yards:14,329
Receiving TDs:286
Rushing Yards:81
Rushing TDs:8
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Anthony Keith "Tiger" Jones (born May 21, 1982) is a former American football wide receiver who played eight seasons in the Arena Football League (AFL). He played college football at Louisville. He was a member of the Washington Redskins (2005), and was in Training Camp with the Philadelphia Eagles (2012).

American football Team field sport

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team with possession of the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without possession of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays; if they fail, they turn over the football to the defense, but if they succeed, they are given a new set of four downs to continue the drive. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

A wide receiver, also referred to as wideouts or simply receivers, is an offensive position in American and Canadian football, and is a key player. They get their name because they are split out "wide", farthest away from the rest of the team. Wide receivers are among the fastest players on the field. The wide receiver functions as the pass-catching specialist.

Arena Football League Professional indoor American football league

The Arena Football League (AFL) is a professional indoor American football league in the United States. It was founded in 1987 by Jim Foster, making it the third longest-running professional football league in North America, after the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the National Football League (NFL). The AFL plays a proprietary code known as arena football, a form of indoor American football played on a 66-by-28 yard field, with rules encouraging offensive performance, resulting in a faster-paced and higher-scoring game. The sport was invented in the early 1980s and patented by Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League (USFL) and the NFL.

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Professional career

Philadelphia Eagles

Jones signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on July 22, 2012. [1] He was released in August 2012.

Philadelphia Eagles National Football League franchise in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) East division. In the 2017 season the team won Super Bowl LII, their first Super Bowl win in franchise history and their fourth NFL title overall, after winning the Championship Game in 1948, 1949, and 1960.

Philadelphia Soul

Jones was named to his 2nd First Team All-Arena team as a member of the Philadelphia Soul in 2013. [2]

An All-Arena Team, consisting of the best players of their position is selected every season in the Arena Football League (AFL).

The Philadelphia Soul are a professional arena football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They compete in the Arena Football League (AFL). The Soul have made five ArenaBowl appearances, winning their first appearance and losing their next two appearances. The Soul won in their fourth appearance, against the Rattlers in 2016, winning 56–42. They also won in their fifth appearance in 2017 against the Tampa Bay Storm, winning 44–40.

Jacksonville Sharks

On February 16, 2015, Jones was assigned to the Jacksonville Sharks. [3] On October 19, 2015, Jones was once again assigned to the Sharks. He retired in January 2017. [4]

The Jacksonville Sharks are a professional indoor football team based in Jacksonville, Florida, playing their home games at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. Beginning in 2017, the Sharks began play as charter members of the National Arena League (NAL). They were members of the Arena Football League (AFL) from 2010 to 2016 and won the championship of their division in the first four seasons of their existence.

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References

  1. Barkowitz, Ed (July 6, 2012). "Soul's Jones invited to Eagles training camp". The Philadelphia Daily News . Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  2. Vaughn Johnson (August 8, 2013). "Derrick Ross, Tiger Jones among five more Soul players named to 2013 All-Arena team". www.philly.com. Interstate General Media, LLC. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
  3. "Sharks Add Four-Time All-Arena Receiver Tiger Jones". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. February 16, 2015. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  4. "Tiger Jones Announces His Retirement". oursportscentral.com. January 19, 2017. Retrieved January 19, 2017.