Who is Byron Jones?
Byron Jones is an American footballer. He is active from the team “Miami Dolphins” in the position of the “cornerback.” Byron was part of the “Ucon Huskies Football” team during his college days. He joined the team “Dallas Cowboys” after the “2015 NFL Draft.” Byron is also the “Unofficial World Record” holder of “Standing Long Jump” with 12 feet 3 inches (3.73 meters).
|Full Name||Byron Philip Jones|
|Date Of Birth||6th September 1992|
|Birth Place||New Britain, Connecticut|
|Profession||American footballer (Cornerback)|
|Career history||Dallas Cowboys (2015–2019)|
Miami Dolphins (2020–present)
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Net Worth||USD $10 million|
The birthplace of Byron Jones is New Britain, Connecticut. He came into the world on 26th September 1992. There are not many details about his childhood and personal life available.
Byron Jones went to the “St. Paul Catholic High School.” He was very active and excellent in “Track & Field.” Byron even became the “Top Performers” in both 400 meters and 200 meters. He won the “2010 NVL Outdoor T&F Championships.” Byron succeeded in finishing the “200-meter Dash” and “400-meter Dash.” He succeeded in receiving the “Class MM All-State” and “All-Naugatuck Valley” as a team captain. Byron was also active in basketball.
Byron Jones even received the fellowship for the “University of Connecticut Huskies.” He played two matches from the “cornerback” position and six games from the “cornerback” position. Byron succeeded to record 51 tackles, interceptions of 2, passes of 4, and fumble recovery one. Byron played 12 games from the “safety” position during his sophomore year. He even tallied 88 tackles, defense passes of 4, and interceptions of 2.
Byron Jones even succeeded to score a 70-yard interception return. It was the match against the “University of South Florida.” He suffered from a shoulder injury and had to undergo surgery for recovery. This kept him away from the rest of the games in the season. He ended his college career with a total of 8 interceptions, touchdowns of 2, and total tackles of 223.
The professional career of Byron Jones started after the “Dallas Cowboys” selected him during the “2015 NFL Draft.” He signed a contract with the team for four years on 11th June 2015. It was an $8.60 million deal. He received a signing bonus of $4.51 million. Byron played his first match for the team against the “New York Giants.”
His team won the match with a final score of 27-26. He succeeded to score a “season-high seven” along with seven tackles and a pass of two on 25th October 2015. He played his first match from the “career start” on 1st November 2015. Byron played from the “cornerback” position for the first time in the place of Morris Claiborne. His record was “67 combines tackles” including 47 solo and pass deflection of nine in a total appearance of 16 games by the end of the 2015 season.
Likewise, his record was of seven “combined tackles”, and broke up of two passes in the match against the “Tampa Bay Buccaneers” on 18th December 2016. He ended the 2016 season with combined tackles of 88, pass deflections ten, and interception of sixteen in a total of 16 games. He also received an overall grade of 83.4 from the “Pro Football Focus” in 2016. He finished the “2017 season” with a total of combined tackles of 82, pass deflections of five, a touchdown, and an interception in a total of 16 games. Byron’s “Pro Football Focus” overall grade was 76.8 in 2017.
Byron Jones started playing from the “safety back” position in the offseason of 2018. He received the opportunity to become a part of the “Pro Bowl” for the first time in his career. The “Connecticut Magazine” listed him in the “Under 40 List.” He joined a five-year contract with the team “Miami Dolphins” on 21st March 2020. It was a deal of $82 million. He became the “highest-paid cornerback” in the NFL after the contract.
Byron Jones is in a relationship with Alicia Angelini. They had met in Storrs, Alicia is a hockey player and plays for the “UConn Field.” There are not many details about his relationship available.
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Byron Jones is active on social media platforms. He goes with the name of “Byron Jones” on Twitter with 169.1K followers and “byron31jump” on Instagram with 279K followers. He joined Twitter in May 2014. Byron shares a lot of pictures from his matches and interesting moments. Instagram also shares his amazing side of Byron. The fully energized player shares a lot of happy smiling faces on his account. Byron does not have an official account on Facebook. Although if you search his name on Facebook, you will encounter few accounts on his name.
Net Worth and Salary
Byron Jones has been part of the sports fraternity for more than five years. He has played an important role to make his team won a lot of matches. The exact figures of the net worth of Byrn are not clear. According to his recent contract with the “Miami Dolphins”, he had a signing amount. This helps to sign amounts to predict that he must have a net worth of more than $10 million.
Nutshell Bio, Height, Weight, and Age
The full name of Byron is Byron Philip Jones. His current age is 28 years. The nationality of Byron is American. He has an attractive height of 6 feet 1 inch along with a complimentary weight of 91 kg. Byron belongs to the “African-American” ethnicity. He has a total of 386 total tackles, 47 pass deflections, 4 interceptions, forced fumbles of 4, and defensive touchdowns of one.