Tebucky Jones S
Height: 6-2 Weight: 220
Yrs: 9 /Pat: 6
Acquired: D1b-98 (22nd overall)
Major: Child and Family Studies
Born: Oct 6, 1974 New Britain Conn.
- Tebucky Jones was signed by the Patriots as a free agent on April 6, 2005
- He was originally drafted by the Patriots in the first round (22nd overall) of the 1998 NFL Draft
- Traded by the Patriots to New Orleans on April 15, 2003 in exchange for a second round pick in the 2004 NFL Draft (56th overall, traded for Corey Dillon), a fourth-round pick in the 2004 NFL Draft (113th overall – Dexter Reid) and a seventhround choice in the 2003 NFL Draft (239th overall – Tully Banta-Cain)
- Released by the Saints (3/15/05) … Signed by the Miami Dolphins as a free agent (3/16/05) … Placed on injured reserve (10/25/05) … Released by the Dolphins (3/1/06).
Career GP/GS: 109/72 (4/3)
- In eight NFL seasons, Jones has recorded a total of 420 tackles (299 solo), 4.5 sacks, six interceptions for 73 yards, 41 passes defensed, six forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and 72 special teams tackles.
- Made the transition from running back to defensive back prior to his senior year at Syracuse
- Finished his collegiate career with 101 tackles, four interceptions, three forced fumbles and three fumbles recovered … Offensively, he rushed for 563 yards and nine touchdowns on 145 carries … He also had two receptions for nine yards and returned nine kickoffs for 176 yards (19.6 avg.).
- 1997(Senior): Earned All-ECAC first-team and second-team All-Big East honors after making the transition to defensive back as a senior
- 1996 (Junior):Rushed for 265 yards and three touchdowns on 61 carries (4.3 avg.) and recorded 15 special teams stops.
- Tebucky Shermaine Jones was born on October 6, 1974 in New Britain, Conn.
- Attended New Britain High School, where he starred in football, basketball and track
- Rushed for 4,541 yards and 53 touchdowns in his prep career, including 2,139 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior
- In track, was part of the 100-meter relay team that won the New England Championship
- Started the Tebucky Jones Foundation, which works with at-risk youths in Connecticut
- Majored in child and family studies at Syracuse
- Married to Jannet with a daughter, Letesha, and two sons, Tebucky Jr. and Malique.
- Tebucky and his charitable organization, the Tebucky Jones Youth Foundation, host an annual football fundamentals camp in Hartford, Conn. with Jets Head Coach Eric Mangini and several Patriots and Jets players and coaches.
- Tebucky maintains his own personal website – www.Buck34.com.
- Only two months after the Patriots selected him in the 1998 NFL Draft, Tebucky, along with his wife, Jannet, family and friends – established the Tebucky Jones Youth Foundation.
- Tebucky was named USA Today’s 1993 Connecticut High School Player of the Year