Broderick Jones

American football player (born 2001)

American football player
Broderick Jones
No. 77 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (2001-05-16) May 16, 2001 (age 22)
Lithonia, Georgia, U.S.
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:311 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school:Lithonia (Stonecrest, Georgia)
College:Georgia (2020–2022)
NFL draft:2023 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Career history
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2023–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Games played:17
Games started:11
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Broderick Bernard Jones (born May 16, 2001) is an American football offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia, where he was a two-time CFP national champion before being selected by the Steelers in the first round of the 2023 NFL draft.

Early years

Jones attended Lithonia High School in Stonecrest, Georgia. He received his first athletic scholarship offer while he was a ninth grade high school student from Alabama.[1] As a senior, he was considered one of the best offensive lineman in the class of 2020 and was a part of the Under Armour All-American Game.[2] A five star recruit, Jones committed to play college football at the University of Georgia.[3]

College career

As a freshman in 2020, Jones was a redshirt player. In 2021, his production increased and he made four starts in relief for Jamaree Salyer, who was injured.[4] He was named to the 2021 SEC All-Freshman Team.[5]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 5+38 in
(1.97 m)
311 lb
(141 kg)
34+34 in
(0.88 m)
10+58 in
(0.27 m)
4.97 s 1.74 s 2.82 s 30.0 in
(0.76 m)
9 ft 0 in
(2.74 m)
All values from the NFL Combine[6][7]

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Jones with the 14th pick in the 2023 NFL draft.[8] On October 8, 2023, Jones made his first career start against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5.[9]

Personal life

Jones wears the number 77 in honor of former Georgia teammate Devin Willock, who died in a car crash in January 2023.[10]

References

  1. ^ Towers, Chip (February 5, 2020). "It's all about loyalty for UGA 5-star signee Broderick Jones". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. ISSN 1539-7459. Retrieved September 19, 2022.
  2. ^ Weiszer, Marc (January 10, 2020). "Holding onto OT Jones more crucial after Georgia departures". Savannah Morning News. Retrieved September 19, 2022.
  3. ^ Legge, Dean (February 5, 2020). "Five-star OT Broderick Jones sticks with Georgia". Online Athens. Retrieved September 19, 2022.
  4. ^ Riley, Connor (August 17, 2022). "With a push from Kirby Smart, Broderick Jones wants to be the best left tackle and leader for Georgia football". DawgNation. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  5. ^ "2021 SEC All-Freshman Team". SEC Sports. December 10, 2021. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  6. ^ "Broderick Jones Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved April 10, 2023.
  7. ^ "2023 NFL Draft Scout Broderick Jones College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved April 10, 2023.
  8. ^ Varley, Teresa (April 27, 2023). "Steelers select Broderick Jones in the first round". Steelers.com. Retrieved July 15, 2023.
  9. ^ DeFabo, Mike. "Steelers first-round pick Broderick Jones readies for first NFL start". The Athletic. Retrieved October 9, 2023.
  10. ^ Pryor, Brooke (April 28, 2023). "Steelers rookie to honor late Georgia teammate". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 28, 2023.

External links

  • Broderick Jones on Twitter
  • Pittsburgh Steelers bio
  • Georgia Bulldogs bio
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