Biography

 
Height: 5-7   Weight: 208
Age: 23   Born: 3/23/1985 (Oakland , CA)
High School: De La Salle (Concord, CA)
College: UCLA
Experience: 8th season
 
Personal

Maurice Christopher Jones-Drew played high school football at De La Salle High School, in Concord California. After three standout seasons at UCLA, MJD was selected in the 2nd round (60th overall) by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2006 NFL Draft. At 5’-7” and 210 lbs., MJD packs a punch, and has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting running backs in the game. Although many have doubted him because of his height, MJD continues to prove them wrong. In fact, he said he likes wearing #32 because it reminds him each and every time he steps on the football field just how many NFL teams bypassed him in the 1st round of the 2006 NFL Draft because of his height. 
 
High School
 
At national powerhouse, De La Salle High School, MJD played running back on offense, linebacker on defense, and was a return specialist on special teams. The legend of his athleticism hit the mainstream on October 6, 2001. In a nationally televised game against Long Beach Polly, the number two team in the nation (De La Salle was number one), MJD scored all four of his team’s touchdowns, including one on the opening drive which he punctuated with a spectacular somersault into the end-zone.
 
College 
 
MJD left his mark all over UCLA’s record book in his three years with the program. These school records include; career all-purpose (4,688 yards), single game rushing (322 yards), and touchdowns in a game (5). MJD set the latter two records on September 18, 2004, as a sophomore, in a game against University of Washington. Maurice did not only set school records, he also broke the NCAA single season record with his 28.5 yards per return average on punt returns, in 2005. His career mark of 25.9 yards per return places him second on the all-time list. In his final year in college, his junior year, MJD was nationally recognized for his outstanding play. He was a consensus first-team All-American as an all-purpose back and a first-team All-Pac 10 selection as a punt returner. 
 
Pro

Three-time Pro Bowl selection (2009, 2010, 2011) who led the NFL in rushing in 2011 ... Has played in 99 games with 55 starts after being selected in the second round of the 2006 draft ... Missed the final 10 games in 2012 with a left foot injury he suffered on Oct. 21 at Oakland ... Owns the franchise record with 76 career TDs (63 rushing, 11 receiving, 2 kickoff returns) ... Owns franchise record for rushing touchdowns with 63, surpassing Fred Taylor (62) ... Owns single-season franchise record with 15 in 2009 ... Became first player in franchise history to lead the NFL in rushing as he finished with a franchise-record 1,606 yards on 343 carries (4.7 avg.) in 2011 ... In previous years, the Jaguars never had a player finish in the top three in the NFL in rushing yards ... Only player in franchise history with at least 1,300 rushing yards in three consecutive seasons ... Recorded 26 career 100-yard rushing games and nine games with 200-plus all-purpose yards ... Recorded multiple TDs in 15 career games and the Jaguars own an 11-4 record in those games Became fourth player in franchise history to be voted to the Pro Bowl in three consecutive seasons, joining Tony Boselli (1996-2000), Jimmy Smith (1997-2001) and Marcus Stroud (2003-05) ... Owns three of the top five single-season rushing marks for yards and attempts in team history ... Only player in franchise history with 300-plus rushes in two different seasons (312, 2009; 343, 2011) ... Holds team records for career kickoff returns, kickoff return yards, kickoff return average and TDs ... Only player in team history to record two career kickoff returns for TDs including the longest return in team history (100t, 11/4/07 at NO) ... Owns highest single-season average per rush (5.7, 2006) by a Jaguars RB ... Owns three of the top five marks for single-season TDs in team history ... Has 12 career receptions of 25-plus yards ... Tied with Fred Taylor for most consecutive games scoring a TD with eight, and holds club record with eight consecutive games with a rushing TD ... Has two of the three longest runs in team history including a record-tying 80-yard rush on 11/1/09 at Tennessee ... Had TD runs of 80 and 79 yards on 11/1/09 at Tennessee and became only the third player in NFL history with two rushing TDs of 75-plus yards in the same game ... Along with Fred Taylor, formed the NFL's second-best rushing duo in 2006 and 2007 ... Helped Jaguars set a single- season franchise record for rushing yards in 2006 with 2,541 (158.8 yards per game) and the club posted the second-highest total in 2010 with 2,395 (150.0).  Finished with 2,250 all-purpose yards, the third-most by a rookie in NFL history, and set a team record for all-purpose yards in a season and in a game (303, vs. Indianapolis, Dec. 10) ... Fourth-highest drafted RB by Jacksonville (60th overall), behind Fred Taylor and James Stewart, both first round picks, and Greg Jones (2004, 55th overall).... Jones-Drew joined the Oakland Raiders in 2014 and finished his NFL career back in the Bay Area at the age of 29.  On April 28, 2015, he signed a one-day contract to officially retire as a Jaguar.
 
Jacksonville Jaguars franchise records:
  • Most career touchdowns
  • Most career rushing touchdowns
  • Most rushing touchdowns in a single season (15 in 2009)
  • Most rushing yards in a single season (1,606 in 2011)
  • Longest rushing attempt: 80 (tied with Fred Taylor)
  • Most career kickoff return touchdowns (2)
  • Most career kickoff return yards (2,054)
  • Longest kickoff return: 100 yards