D.J. Jones is an American football defensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ole Miss. Jones was drafted by the 49ers in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Following high school, D.J. went to East Mississippi Community College, where he was listed as the no. 3 junior college prospects by ESPN. He later transferred to Ole Miss and was recognized during the 2016 season as the most improved defensive player on the team.

In 2019, Jones began 11 games prior to experiencing a high lower leg sprain in Week 14. He was put on harmed save on December 14, 2019. Without Jones, the 49ers arrived at Super Bowl LIV, yet lost 31-20 to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Jones started his school career at the East Mississippi Community College (Scooba, MS), the school that was included in the 2016 Netflix narrative “Last Chance U”. During his two seasons in Scooba, Jones helped lead EMCC to a 24-0 record and consecutive NJCAA National Championships. Before moving, Jones was recorded as the No. 3 junior school prospect in the country by 247sports.com and ESPN.com.

D.J. Jones College Stats

In 2013, as a freshman, he played in 12 games and registered 49 tackles, 8.0 sacks, 5.0 TFLs and 1 FF. As a sophomore, he earned MACJC all-region and all-state honors and recorded 29 tackles, 4.0 sacks, 8.5 TFLs, and 2 FFs in 12 games.

In two seasons at Ole Miss, Jones played in 25 games, with 15 starts, and registered 70 tackles, 6.0 sacks, 8.5 TFLs, 1 INT, 1 FF, 1 FR, and 1 PD. In 2016, as a senior, he started all 12 games and tallied 30 tackles, 2.0 sacks, 3.0 TFLs, 1 INT, and 1 FR. As a junior, he played in 13 games, starting three of them, and notched 40 tackles, 4.0 sacks, 5.5 TFLs, and 1 FF.


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