Titans vs Jaguars Game Day Newsletter 4Sept19Titans_Digital - Page 23

FEATURED ALL-25 PLAYER OF THE GAME NO. 4 – RB MAURICE JONES-DREW Former Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew was selected as No. 4 on the Jaguars All-25 presented by Sharpie, a collection of the top 25 non-active players in franchise history, as voted on by members of the local media. “Thank you for including me in the Jaguars All-25,” said Jones-Drew. “It was an honor to play for the Jaguars and I enjoyed my time in Jacksonville, especially beating Pittsburgh twice in 2007 – in Pittsburgh – and going to the playoffs; that was amazing. I appreciate everything and go Jaguars. DUUUVAL!” Jones-Drew, the club’s second-round draft pick in 2006, started 70 of 114 career games during his eight seasons with the Jaguars and led the team in rushing six times. He was a three-time Pro Bowl selection, earning the honors in three straight years from 2009- 11, and is the only player in Jaguars history with at least 1,300 rushing yards in three consecutive seasons. He became the fi rst player in franchise history to lead the NFL in rushing when he fi nished with a team-record 1,606 yards on 343 carries (4.7 avg.) in 2011. “This was a guy who had no regard for his body. He would rather run you over than run out of bounds,” said Mark Long, writer for the Associated Press and a Jaguars All-25 voter. The former UCLA standout holds Jaguars career records for touchdowns (81) and rushing TDs (68), in addition to single-season franchise records for rushing TDs (15, 2009) and yards from scrimmage (1,980, 2011). He registered two of the three longest runs in team history, including a record-tying 80-yard rush on Nov. 1, 2009 at Tennessee. Jones-Drew also saw action as a return specialist and owns multiple team records in that capacity, including career kickoff return average (26.0) and kickoff return yards (2,054). He is the only player in franchise history to record two career kickoff returns for TDs, including the longest return in team history (100 yards, Oct. 4, 2007 at New Orleans). Jones-Drew and his wife, Ashley, have two sons, Maurice II and Madden, and one daughter, Alayah. He currently serves as a football color analyst on NFL Network, as well as the color analyst on the Los Angeles Rams’ radio broadcasts. For more information on Jaguars All-25, including stories, interviews and statistics, please visit www. jaguars.com/all25. Rk. Player Years with Jaguars 1 2 3 LT Tony Boselli RB Fred Taylor WR Jimmy Smith 1995-2001 1998-2008 1995-2005 4 RB MAURICE JONES-DREW 2006-13 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 QB Mark Brunell DE Tony Brackens WR Keenan McCardell CB Rashean Mathis DT Marcus Stroud DT John Henderson LB Paul Posluszny LB Daryl Smith C Brad Meester RT Leon Searcy LB Kevin Hardy SS Donovin Darius TE Kyle Brady G Vince Manuwai LB Mike Peterson CB Aaron Beasley K Josh Scobee DT Gary Walker QB David Garrard DE Joel Smeenge G Chris Naeole 1995-2003 1995-2003 1996-2001 2003-12 2001-07 2002-09 2011-17 2004-12 2000-13 1996-99 1996-2001 1998-2006 1999-2006 2003-10 2003-08 1996-2001 2004-14 1999-2001 2002-10 1995-2000 2002-07