Taiwan Asti Eric Jones was born on July 26, 1988, he is an American football running back and return specialist for the Buffalo Bills. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Eastern Washington.
After his junior season, Jones announced that he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2011 NFL Draft. Jones did not participate in the NFL Combine due to his foot injury, but he fully participated in all drills during his pro day in mid-April.
On August 2, 2017, Jones was signed by the Buffalo Bills. He was placed on injured reserve on November 4, 2017, after suffering a broken arm in Week 9.
On March 16, 2018, Jones re-signed with the Bills. He was named a team captain for the 2018 season for his role on special teams. He was placed on injured reserve on October 31, 2018, with a neck injury.
On May 14, 2019, Jones signed with the Houston Texans. His 34-yard reception in overtime set up the Texans’ winning field goal against the Buffalo Bills in the Wild Card Round. Jones and Washington Football Team wide receiver, DeAndre Carter, in 2021.
Jones re-signed with the Buffalo Bills on March 30, 2020. In the AFC Championship against the Kansas City Chiefs, Jones recovered a fumble lost by wide receiver Mecole Hardman on a punt return during the 38–24 loss.
Jones re-signed with the Bills on March 29, 2021. On April 4, 2022, Jones re-signed again with the Bills on a one-year contract.
Taiwan Jones has never divulged any information about his parents, he is a very private person who likes to keep his personal life away from media attention.