Arrington Jones

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Arrington Jones
No. 40
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1959-02-16) February 16, 1959 (age 61)
Richmond, Virginia
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:Richmond (VA) John Marshall
College:Winston-Salem State
NFL Draft:1981 / Round: 5 / Pick: 122
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Kickoff return yards:43
Games played:1
Player stats at NFL.com
Head coaching record
Regular season:21–21 (.500)
Postseason:0–2 (.000)
Career:21–23 (.477)
Player stats at PFR

Arrington Jones III (born February 16, 1959) is a former American football running back who played one season with the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fifth round of the 1981 NFL Draft. He played college football at Winston-Salem State University and attended John Marshall High School in Richmond, Virginia.[1] Jones was also a member of the Washington Federals of the United States Football League (USFL). He was a member of the San Francisco 49ers team that won Super Bowl XVI and has been a coach on several collegiate teams.

College career[edit]

Jones played for the Winston-Salem State Rams of Winston-Salem State University from 1978 to 1981.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Jones was selected by the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL with the 122nd pick in the 1981 NFL Draft. He played in one game for the 49ers during the 1981 season.[1] He fumbled two kickoff returns of the opening game of the 1981 season at Detroit, site of the Super Bowl that season. He was released after that game and never played another NFL game. The 49ers won Super Bowl XVI against the Cincinnati Bengals on January 24, 1982.[3]

Jones was a member of the USFL's Washington Federals during the 1983 off-season. He was released by the Federals on February 22, 1983.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

Jones served as special teams coordinator for the Virginia State Trojans of Virginia State University from to 1986 to 1990. He was also assistant head coach and offensive coordinator from 1990 to 2000. The Trojans won the CIAA Championship in 1995.[5]

He was offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator for the Winston-Salem State Rams from 2001 to 2003. The Rams appeared in the CIAA Championship Game in 2001.[5]

Jones served as head coach and offensive coordinator for the Virginia Union Panthers of Virginia Union University from 2004 to 2007, accruing a 21-23 regular and postseason record.[5][6][7][8] He led the Panthers to a 9-1 regular season record in 2007, winning the CIAA Eastern Division Championship. The Panthers also earned a berth in the 2007 Pioneer Bowl, losing to the Tuskegee Golden Tigers. He was named the 2007 CIAA Coach of the Year. Jones resigned in March 2008, citing personal reasons.[6]

He has been offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach of the Delaware State Hornets of Delaware State University since 2011.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ARRINGTON JONES". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  2. ^ "Arrington Jones file". richmond.com. November 28, 2007. Archived from the original on July 29, 2015. Retrieved August 27, 2016.
  3. ^ "SUPER BOWL WINNERS". nfl.com. Archived from the original on August 7, 2016. Retrieved August 27, 2016.
  4. ^ Remnick, David (February 22, 1983). "Federals Cut 12 From Roster". the Washington Post. Archived from the original on August 27, 2016. Retrieved August 27, 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "Arrington Jones". dsuhornets.com. Archived from the original on May 31, 2016. Retrieved August 27, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Arrington Jones resigns as Va Union head football coach". onnidan.com. March 25, 2008. Archived from the original on July 29, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  7. ^ "Virginia Union Yearly Results". cfbdatawarehouse.com. Archived from the original on July 29, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  8. ^ "Virginia Union Yearly Results". cfbdatawarehouse.com. Archived from the original on July 29, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  9. ^ "NEW COORDINATOR BRINGS WINNING ATTITUDE TO HORNETS". dsuhornets.com. August 11, 2011. Archived from the original on June 8, 2016. Retrieved August 27, 2016.
  10. ^ "ARRINGTON JONES" (PDF). dsuhornets.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 29, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2015.

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