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Nate Jones
FS #23
Height:
5-10
Weight:
185
College:
Rutgers
Hometown:
Scotch Plains, N.J.
Experience:
8
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 106 232 188 44 6 0 17 3 0 0 -- 0
2011 NE 5 19 9 10 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2011 MIA 2 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 DEN 16 57 48 9 0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2009 MIA 16 54 45 9 1 -- 10 2 0 0 -- 0
2008 MIA 16 23 19 4 3 -- 1 1 0 0 -- 0
2007 DAL 15 23 19 4 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 DAL 4 9 7 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2005 DAL 16 14 9 5 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004 DAL 16 32 31 1 1 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 106 10 178 17.8 27 0 4 0 0 0
2011 NE 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 MIA 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 DEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 MIA 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 MIA 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 DAL 15 6 122 20.3 27 0 3 0 0 0
2006 DAL 4 1 13 13 13 0 0 0 0 0
2005 DAL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 DAL 16 2 43 21.5 25 0 1 0 0 0

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Biography

Nate Jones was signed by the Patriots as a free agent on November 30, 2011 … Originally drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round (205th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft … Released by Dallas (9/18/07) … Signed by Dallas (9/20/07) … Signed by Miami as an unrestricted free agent from Dallas (3/14/08) … Signed by Denver as an unrestricted free agent from Miami (3/5/10) …Released by Denver (8/29/11) … Signed by Miami (9/20/11) … Released by Miami (10/5/11).

Career Transactions

Nate Jones was signed by the Patriots as a free agent on November 30, 2011 … Originally drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round (205th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft … Released by Dallas (9/18/07) … Signed by Dallas (9/20/07) … Signed by Miami as an unrestricted free agent from Dallas (3/14/08) … Signed by Denver as an unrestricted free agent from Miami (3/5/10) …Released by Denver (8/29/11) … Signed by Miami (9/20/11) … Released by Miami (10/5/11).

Seasonal Reviews

2011 (5/1, 1/0)

  • Was signed to the team in late November, appearing in five games with one start. Finished with 19 tackles.
  • Was active but did not play in Super Bowl XLVI against the Giants (2/5).
  • Played in a reserve role against the Ravens in the AFC Championship game, making one tackle (1/22).
  • Was inactive for the Divisional playoff game against the Broncos (1/14).
  • Made four tackles in a reserve role against the Bills (1/1).
  • Played in a reserve role, making three tackles against the Dolphins (12/24).
  • Made one tackle in a reserve role against the Broncos (12/18).
  • Made two tackles in a reserve role against the Redskins (12/11).
  • Played and started his first game as a Patriot, recording nine tackles and a pass defensed against the Colts (12/4).

2011 (2/0- Miami)

  • Went to training camp with Denver but was released on Aug. 29.
  • Signed by Miami on Sept. 20 and played in two games before being released on Oct. 5.
  • Registered one solo tackle in his two games with the Dolphins.

2010 (16/3- Denver)

  • Played in 16 games with three starts with Denver, one at cornerback and two at safety.
  • Finished with 51 tackles and three passes defensed.
  • Also added three special teams tackles.

2009 (16/5- Miami)

  • Played in 16 games with five starts and finished with 35 total tackles, 1.0 sacks, two interceptions, 10 passes defensed and two forced fumbles.
  • Also registered a personal best of 19 special teams tackles.

2008 (16/1, 1/0- Miami)

  • Played in 16 games with one start and finished with 15 total tackles, a career-best 3.0 sacks, one interception, one pass defensed, one fumble recovery and nine special teams tackles.
  • Recorded his first career interception at Kansas City (12/21).
  • Played in the AFC Wild Card game vs. Baltimore (1/4) and made one tackle.

2007 (15/0, 1/0- Dallas)

  • Played in 15 games and finished with 18 total tackles, 1.0 sack, one forced fumble and eight special teams tackles.
  • Also returned six kickoffs for 122 yards.
  • Saw action in an NFC Divisional playoff game vs. the New York Giants (1/13)

2006 (4/0, 1/0- Dallas)

  • Played in four games and totaled eight tackles on defense and two special teams tackles.
  • Played in an NFC Wild Card game at Seattle (1/6) and posted one special teams tackle.

2005 (16/0- Dallas)

  • Played in all 16 games and finished with two defensive tackles, while placing second on the Cowboys with 13 special teams tackles.

2004 (16/1- Dallas)

  • Played in 16 games with one start and finished with 32 total tackles, 1.0 sack, two passes defensed and two special teams tackles.
  • Also returned two kicks for 43 yards.
  • Recorded the first sack of his career vs. Detroit (10/31).

College

  • Played four years at Rutgers and finished his career with 219 total tackles, 18 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
  • Returned 82 kickoffs for 1,902 yards with three touchdowns.
  • Also blocked three kicks.
  • Named the Big east Conference C-Special teams Player of the Year as a junior in 2002 when he had a pair of 100-yard kickoff returns.
  • Lettered on the Rutgers track team as a sprinter in 2001.

Personal

  • Born June 15, 1982 in Newark, N.J.
  • Played running back and defensive back at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High school in Scotch Plains, N.J.
  • Named the Offensive Player of the Year in Union County
  • Worked in financial management with Merrill Lynch during the 2005 offseason.
  • Earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Rutgers.

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