PLAYER
Datone Jones
DE #95
Height:
6-5
Weight:
288
College:
UCLA
Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA
Experience:
5
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 59 73 54 19 9 0 7 1 0 18 -- 18
2017 DET 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 GB 15 22 17 5 1 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2015 GB 15 20 14 6 3 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2014 GB 13 21 16 5 1.5 -- 2 1 0 18 18 18
2013 GB 16 10 7 3 3.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 59 1 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0
2017 DET 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 GB 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 GB 15 1 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0
2014 GB 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 GB 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Comes to the Lions defensive line unit after most recently spending training camp with the Minnesota Vikings (2017). Originally drafted by Green Bay in the first round (26th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft where he made 59 appearances (seven starts) while amassing 72 total tackles (53 solo) and nine sacks for the Packers during that time (2013-16).

MANE FACTS

  • Pronunciation: DAY-tone

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions on October 11, 2017.
  • Released by the Vikings on September 8, 2017.
  • Placed on the Reserve/Injured list (shoulder) on September 2, 2017.
  • Signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an unrestricted free agent on March 14, 2017.
  • Suspended one game for violating the NFL’s Policy on Substance Abuse on July 2, 2015.
  • Drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the first-round (26th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

PRO

Comes to the Lions defensive line unit after most recently spending training camp with the Minnesota Vikings (2017). Originally drafted by Green Bay in the first round (26th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft where he made 59 appearances (seven starts) while amassing 72 total tackles (53 solo) and nine sacks for the Packers during that time (2013-16).

2017: Spent training camp with the Minnesota Vikings before being released and signed by the Lions during the season.

2016: Started in four games for the Packers, helping the team advance to the NFC title game at Atlanta.  

  • Posted career highs in tackles (6) and solo tackles (5) vs. Houston (12/4).

2015: Played in 15 games for Green Bay.

  • Tied a career-high for sacks (2) at Minnesota (11/22).

2014: Started in three games and made appearances in 13, registering a career-high 30 tackles on the year.

  • Had five tackles in the season opener at Seattle (9/4) and vs. Atlanta (12/8).
  • Blocked a field goal vs. St. Louis (10/11) in  the regular season and in the NFC Wild Card vs. Dallas (1/11/15).

2013: Appeared in all 16 games during his rookie campaign, totaling a career-best 3.5 sacks and 10 tackles.

  • Set a career high in sacks with two vs. Philadelphia (11/10).

COLLEGE

Appeared in 51 games (43 starts) for the UCLA Bruins.

2012: Made 14 starts, leading all defensive linemen with 62 tackles, 6.5 sacks, and was second on the team in tackles for loss (19).

  • Selected second-team all-conference by the league coaches.
  • Selected to play in the Senior Bowl collegiate all-star game.

2011: Started in all 14 Games for UCLA, totaling 6.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, and led all linemen with 41 tackles.

2010: Sat out the entire season with a fractured foot.

2009: Started in all 13 games for the Bruins, compiling four sacks and 11 tackles for loss.

2008: Appeared in 10 games with two starts as a true freshman and finished with 15 tackles on the year.

PERSONAL

Son of Anthony Jones and Shondra Hall. Attended Compton High School (Compton, Calif.).

  • Majored in History.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • Top 10 Defensive Plays

    Posted Oct 20, 2017

    Watch the Lions' top 10 defensive plays through the first 6 weeks of the season

  • Bye week comes at right time

    Posted Oct 20, 2017

    Tori Petry recaps the highlights of the week in sixty seconds on 0 to 60 presented by Comerica Bank.

  • Top 10 Offensive Plays

    Posted Oct 19, 2017

    Watch the Lions' top 10 offensive plays through the first 6 weeks of the season

  • Inside look at player workouts and recovery

    Posted Oct 18, 2017

    Head strength and conditioning coach Harold Nash Jr. and team performance dietician Sarah Snyder take Tori Petry through a day in the life of post-game day recovery, presented by Kroger.

  • Ebron on becoming an explosive offense

    Posted Oct 17, 2017

    TE Eric Ebron talks about how he thinks the offense can turn it around after the bye week and about how explosive the offense can become.

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