Safety, Miami Dolphins
Reshad Monquez Jones is an American football safety for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Dolphins in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Georgia.
Jones was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the fifth round (163rd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. Jones recorded his first career interception and first career sack versus the Tennessee Titans on November 14, 2010.
After playing and starting his first full season, Jones had a breakout performance with record highs of 94 combined tackles, nine pass deflections, two forced fumbles, and four interceptions in the 2012 season. He was also the leader in interceptions for the Dolphins’ defense in that season.
Jones signed a four-year, $29.285 million contract extension on August 5, 2013.
On August 8, 2014, Jones was suspended for the first four games of the 2014 season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Reshad states in an interview how he never intentionally took any performance-enhancing drugs, and even though he trusted the former college trainer who supplied him with it, he still takes responsibility for not checking the ingredients.
On December 6, 2015, Reshad Jones became the 1st player in Miami Dolphins history to have over 100 tackles, 4 interceptions, 2 sacks and 2 defensive touchdowns in a single season.
After the 2015 Season, Jones became the first safety in NFL history to record 125 tackles (135 total, 4th in the league), 10 passes deflections 5 interceptions, 2 sacks and 2 defensive touchdowns (both with his signature corkscrew dive). He was named to the 2016 Pro Bowl as an injury replacement on January 24, 2016