TJ Jones
WR #13
Notre Dame
Roswell, GA

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Career Stats
TOTAL 15 225 15 36 1 1 -3 -3 0 0 2 1
2016 DET 3 0 5 93 18.6 36 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 DET 10 0 10 132 13.2 29T 1 1 -3 -3 -3 0 2 1

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Detroit’s sixth-round pick (189th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft who earned a roster spot in 2015 following a year on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list. 


  • Signed to the Lions active roster from the practice squad on December 3, 2016.
  • Signed by the Lions to the practice squad on September 4, 2016.
  • Placed on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform on August 23, 2014.
  • Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the sixth round (189th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Detroit’s sixth-round pick (189th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft who earned a roster spot in 2015 following a year on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list.

2016: Caught three passes for a career-high 49 yards in his first game-action of 2016 in Week 13 at New Orleans (12/4).

  • Hauled in one of QB Matthew Stafford’s 26 completions for a nine-yard gain in Week 16 at Dallas (12/26).
  • Continued to be a deep-threat in Week 17 vs. Green Bay (1/1) as QB Matthew Stafford found him along the sideline for a gain of 35 yards and a crucial third down conversion, his only reception of the contest.

2015: Saw his first NFL action in 2015 and appeared in 10 games, finishing the season with 10 receptions for 132 yards (13.2 avg) and one touchdown.

  • Inactive in Week 1 at San Diego (9/13) and Week 2 at Minnesota (9/20).
  • Appeared in his first career game as a Lion in Week 3 vs. Denver (9/27), returning one punt for 28 yards.
  • Returned three punts for 29 yards in Week 4 at Seattle (10/5).
  • Registered his first career catch in Week 5 vs. Arizona (10/11), which went for 11 yards. Also served as the team’s primary return man, returning two punts for two yards and two kickoffs for 53 yards.
  • Returned two kickoffs for 47 yards in Week 6 vs. Chicago (10/18). Also recorded his first career rush attempt.
  • Returned one kickoff for six yards in Week 7 vs. Minnesota (10/25).
  • Inactive in Week 8 at Kansas City (11/1), Week 10 at Green Bay (11/15), Week 11 vs. Oakland (11/22) and Week 12 vs. Philadelphia (11/26).
  • Caught two passes for 37 yards in Week 13 vs. Green Bay (12/3), both of which are career highs. He also hauled in a career-long 29-yard reception from QB Matthew Stafford late in the fourth quarter.
  • Caught a career-high four passes for 33 yards in Week 14 at St. Louis (12/13).
  • Hauled in two passes for 22 yards in Week 15 at New Orleans (12/21).
  • In Week 16 vs. San Francisco (12/27), notched his first-career touchdown grab when QB Matthew Stafford threw him a bullet which culminated into a 29-yard touchdown. The touchdown catch also tied a career long reception for Jones. His touchdown catch made him the 10th Lions player to record a touchdown reception in 2015.
  • Saw action as a backup receiver in Week 17 at Chicago (1/3).

2014: Spent the 2014 season on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform.

Left Notre Dame ranking in the top 10 in multiple school receiving categories including single-season 100-yard games (fourth), single-season receiving yards (seventh), single-season receptions (seventh), single-season receiving touchdowns (tied for ninth), career receptions (second), career receiving yards (sixth), career receiving touchdowns (tied for sixth) and career 100-yard games (tied for ninth).

2013: Ended his collegiate career as one of six wide receivers in school history with at least 150 receptions, 2,000 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns. Played in all 13 games (seven starts) and led the Irish with 70 catches, 1,108 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. Jones became just the seventh different Notre Dame receiver to break the 1,000-yard mark for a single season, and his five 100-yard games tied for fourth-best in a single season all-time. Also had nine carries for 67 yards and two touchdowns.

  • Had a string of seven consecutive games with a touchdown reception during the season, one shy of the school record. Also led the team in receptions nine times.
  • Invited to participate in the East-West Shrine Game, but was unable to play due to injury.
  • Broke the 1,000-yard mark for the season at Stanford (11/30) on a six-catch, 56-yard performance.
  • Finished the season with five receptions for 66 yards, as well as a nine-yard touchdown run in Notre Dame’s win over Rutgers in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl (12/28).

2012: Appeared in all 13 games (11 starts) as a junior, hauling in 50 passes for 649 yards and four touchdowns. His 50 receptions and four touchdowns tied TE Tyler Eifert for team-highs.

  • Scored his first touchdown of the season against Purdue (9/8) and finished the game with three catches for 20 yards.
  • Caught six passes for a career-high 97 yards and one touchdown against Wake Forest (11/17).
  • Established a career high with seven receptions for 90 yards vs. Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game.

2011: Played in every game and started in 12 as a sophomore, catching at least one pass in every game. Finished the season with 38 grabs, 366 receiving yards and three touchdowns.

  • Recorded touchdown receptions vs. Michigan, Michigan State and Purdue.

2010: Competed right away as a true freshman and ended the season with 23 receptions for 306 yards and three touchdowns in 12 games (seven starts). Fourteen of his 23 receptions on the season resulted in either a touchdown or first down.

  • Made his collegiate debut against Purdue. Became the first freshman in Notre Dame history to record a touchdown catch in each of his first two career games.

Rated as the 10th-best (68th overall) wide receiver in the ESPNU 150 list coming out of Gainesville (Ga.) High School, where he finished his senior season with 76 receptions for 1,399 yards and 18 touchdowns. Named first team all-state by Georgia Sports Writers Association following his senior season in 2009, and was selected to play in the Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla.

  • Helped Gainesville to a Georgia state championship in 2009 for the first time since 1982.
  • Father, Andre Jones, was a defensive end at Notre Dame from 1987-91 and played on the 1988 Notre Dame national championship team. Also played six games for the Lions as a rookie in 1992.
  • Godfather is former Notre Dame standout Raghib “Rocket” Ismail.
  • Originally born in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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