PLAYER
Marvin Jones Jr.
WR #11
Height:
6-2
Weight:
198
Age:
27
College:
California
Hometown:
Fontana, CA
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2017):

REC
3
YDS
64
AVG
21.3
TDS
2
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 192 2,723 14.2 73 21 17 148 8.7 37 0 0 0
2017 DET 2 2 3 64 21.3 31 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 DET 15 15 55 930 16.9 73T 4 1 3 3 3 0 -- --
2015 CIN 16 13 65 816 12.6 47 4 5 33 6.6 30 0 -- --
2014 CIN 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 CIN 16 3 51 712 14 45 10 8 65 8.1 34 0 -- --
2012 CIN 11 5 18 201 11.2 23 1 3 47 15.7 37 0 -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 ARI W 35-23 2 37 18.5 31 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @NYG W 24-10 1 27 27 27 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Speedy wide receiver with proven hands that joined the Lions as an unrestricted free agent in 2016 following a four-year career with the Cincinnati Bengals. During his time with the Bengals, he appeared in 43 games (21 starts) and totaled 134 receptions for 1,729 yards (12.9 avg) and 15 touchdowns, including a career-high 10 in 2013.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as an unrestricted free agent on March 10, 2016.
  • Placed on Reserve/Injured on October 14, 2014.
  • Drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round (166th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

PRO
Speedy wide receiver with proven hands that joined the Lions as an unrestricted free agent in 2016 following a four-year career with the Cincinnati Bengals. During his time with the Bengals, he appeared in 43 games (21 starts) and totaled 134 receptions for 1,729 yards (12.9 avg) and 15 touchdowns, including a career-high 10 in 2013.

  • In his first season with Detroit, totaled a career high 930 receiving yards on 55 receptions.

2016: Hauled in four catches for 85 yards in his Lions debut Week 1 at Indianapolis (9/11).

  • Recorded his second-career 100-yard receiving game by catching eight balls for 118 yards in Week 2 vs. Tennessee (9/18).
  • With six receptions for 205 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3 at Green Bay (9/25), he became the fifth player in Lions history to surpass 200 receiving yards in a game and the first since WR Calvin Johnson in 2013. His 205 receiving yards set a new career single-game high, including a career long reception of 73 yards that resulted in a touchdown. He became the first Lions player ever to reach 400 yards in the first three games of the season (408). Also ranked first in the NFL in receiving yards (408) and receiving yards per game (136.0) through the first three weeks.
  • With five catches for 74 yards in Week 4 at Chicago (10/2), he registered the most receiving yards (482) by any player in Lions history through the first four games of the season, surpassing WR Calvin Johnson’s previous high of 423 yards in 2012.
  • Hauled in four catches for 37 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 vs. Philadelphia (10/9). With 519 yards, he joined WR’s Herman Moore and Calvin Johnson as the only players in team history with 500+ receiving yards through the first five games of a season. Also ranked first in the NFL in receiving yards (519) and receiving yards per game (103.8) through the first five weeks.
  • Caught two balls for 10 yards and one touchdown in Week 6 vs. Los Angeles (10/16). Matched his 2015 season total with his fourth touchdown reception of the season against the Rams.
  • Tallied four catches for 94 yards in Week 7 vs. Washington (10/23), including a diving 52-yard reception over All-Pro Redskins CB Josh Norman.
  • Hauled in three catches for 33 yards in Week 8 at Houston (10/30).
  • Caught one ball for five yards in Week 9 at Minnesota (11/6).
  • Hauled in one catch for 15 yards in Week 11 vs. Jacksonville (11/20).
  • On the receiving end of four of QB Matthew Stafford’s passes, tallying 54 yards in Week 12 vs. Minnesota (11/24).
  • Returned from injury to post four catches for 67 yards in Week 14 vs. Chicago (12/11).
  • In Week 15 at New York Giants (12/18), hauled in three catches for 41 yards, including a spectacular diving catch along the sideline for a Lions first down.
  • Caught one pass for 16 yards in Week 16 at Dallas (12/26).
  • On Sunday Night Football in Week 17 vs. Green Bay (1/1), Jones Jr. sparked the offense by catching five passes for 76 yards.
  • Had four catches for 81 yards in the NFC Wild Card Game at Seattle (1/7).

2015: Rebounded from his season-ending injury in 2014 to start 13 of 16 games in his final season in Cincinnati. Finished the season with career highs in receptions (65) and receiving yards (816) and also tallied four touchdowns.

  • Totaled five receptions in seven games and 75 or more yards in four games, including a season-high nine catches for 95 yards at Buffalo (10/18).
  • Recorded the longest touchdown grab of his career with a 45-yard touchdown in Week 2 at San Diego (9/20).

2014: Missed the first three games of the regular season with a foot injury. Injured his ankle upon returning to practice in late September and was placed on Reserve/Injured for the remainder of the season.

2013: Played in all 16 games (three starts) for the first time in his career, hauling in 51 receptions for 712 yards and a career-high 10 touchdowns. Also carried the ball eight times for 65 yards. In the Bengals’ postseason game, had a big day with eight receptions for 130 yards.

  • Along with fellow WR A.J. Green, became the first pair of Bengals teammates to each record at least 10 receiving touchdowns in a season.
  • Set a franchise record by racking up four touchdowns to go along with eight receptions for 122 yards vs. the New York Jets (10/27). His four total touchdowns also tied the club record for total touchdowns in a game, equaling a mark set previously by RBs Larry Kinnebrew and Corey Dillon.
  • In Cincinnati’s Wild Card game vs. San Diego (1/5/14), his 130 receiving yards broke the previous franchise record of 120 set by WR Cris Collinsworth vs. New York Jets in 1983.
  • Holds the Bengals franchise record with four touchdowns in a single game, which he recorded vs. the New York Jets in 2013 (10/27).

2012: As a rookie, appeared in 11 games with five starts and totaled 18 receptions for 201 yards and one touchdown. Missed five games due to a knee injury.

  • Moved into a starting role during the season’s final stretch, catching 10 passes for 110 yards over the final two games.
  • Scored his first-career touchdown on an 11-yard pass from QB Andy Dalton vs. Baltimore (12/30).

COLLEGE
Played four seasons (2008-11) at California, seeing action in 43 games, and had all 38 of his starts in last three seasons. His 156 career receptions tied for seventh in school history, his 2,270 yards ranked sixth and his 13 receiving touchdowns tied for eighth.

PERSONAL
A native of Fontana, Calif., Jones attended Etiwanda High School where he made the California Top 25 prospect list by Rivals.com. Played cornerback and wide receiver as a prep star, totaling 144 receptions, 2,349 yards and 22 touchdowns, as well as 133 tackles and seven interceptions over his final two seasons.

  • Majored in African American Studies at California.
  • Has three sons, Marvin III, Mareon and Murrell. He is married to his wife, Jazmyn.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • Postgame 1 on 1: Marvin Jones Jr.

    Posted Aug 31, 2017

    Tori Petry talks with WR Marvin Jones Jr. on the FOX 2 postgame show about the amount of depth and competition at his position.

  • Postgame 1 on 1: Marvin Jones Jr.

    Posted Aug 19, 2017

    Tori Petry talks with WR Marvin Jones Jr. on the FOX 2 postgame show about his touchdown and celebration in the second preseason game.

  • Jones Jr. on competing with Davis

    Posted Aug 4, 2017

    WR Marvin Jones Jr. talks about the energy the linebackers play with and about competing against Jared Davis.

  • Jones Jr. on facing the Packers

    Posted Dec 29, 2016

    WR Marvin Jones Jr. talks about what the Week 17 matchup against the Packers means to the Lions as well as how teams have defended him since his big game against the Packers in Week 3.

  • Jones Jr. on Giants secondary

    Posted Dec 14, 2016

    WR Marvin Jones Jr. talks about the Giants' defense as well as how rain affects his gameplay.

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