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Former Gator Matt Jones proves NFL wrong and gets drafted in the third round

When it comes to the NFL draft nothing is certain for any of the prospects. Players showcase their talents and do there best to sell themselves so that at least one NFL team will feel their talents are worthy of investing financially. It’s no secret that getting the most for your dollar is one of the most important principals of business and when it comes to a billion dollar industry...
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Four more Gators selected in NFL Draft’s final day

What an incredible draft this is turning out to be for Florida. Dante Fowler kicked things off by going #3 overall to the Jaguars, and then DJ Humphries followed by being selected by the Cardinals at #24. Two more Gators, Matt Jones … Continue reading →
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Jones Runs a 4.51 and 4.38 40-Yard Dash at Florida's Pro Day

The last couple of years have not been the greatest for the Florida Gators football program, but that doesn't mean they have been without talent. It's just been hard for the guys with it to showcase what they can do.Take running back Matt Jones for example. His stat line is not overly impressive from last season, 817 yards, 166 carries, six touchdowns, but the Florida passing game...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Jones Is Going Hard After Byron Cowart To Join Gators

Matt Jones is going to work on recruiting Byron Cowart to the Florida Gators.
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 11 Georgia upset by rival Florida, 38-20

Florida running backs Matt Jones and Kelvin Taylor combined for 389 yards and four touchdowns and the Gators topped No. 11 Georgia, 38–20. Georgia opened the scoring on a 39-yard run by freshman Nick Chubb, who scored again in the fourth quarter catching a deflected pass from quarterback Hutson Mason. However, the Gators responded with 31 unanswered points in between. Florida...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida needs triple overtime to escape with 28th straight win over Kentucky

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Matt Jones' 1-yard plunge in triple overtime gave Florida a 36-30 victory over Kentucky on Saturday night, extending the Gators' winning streak in the Southeastern Conference series to 28 games. Kentucky's Austin MacGinnis, who hit a 51-yarder to tie the game late in the fourth quarter, missed a 41-yarder to start the third extra frame. Jones had consecutive...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida RB Matt Jones glad to be back after glum 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida running back Matt Jones was mostly miserable last season. The 6-foot-2, 235-pound junior from Seffner missed considerable time with a viral infection, rushed back for the second game of the season and then injured his knee a few weeks later. He didn't think things could get any worse. But with Jones watching from the sideline, the Gators ended the...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Healthy and determined: Gators RB Matt Jones ready to roll after 2013 misfortunes

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Matt Jones didn't feel right. He had a fever. He started to vomit over and over. Fatigue set in. Alarmed at how bad he felt, Jones sought medical attention. ''I felt really weak and couldn't get my strength back,'' Jones said Sunday at UF's Media Day. Jones discovered he had a viral infection during a trip to the hospital and subsequent stay. Soon, the weight...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Jones Undergoes Surgery; Running Back Out for Spring

On Wednesday, Florida running back Matt Jones underwent another surgery on his left knee. While Jones is actually ahead of the recovery timetable, the surgery will keep him out of Spring practice. Jones was in the midst of a promising, although frustrating, sophomore campaign when he went down with the injury. He only appeared in five games during the 2013 season, with his yards...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida RB to miss spring practice

Florida running back Matt Jones is to miss the spring practice after needing another knee surgery. Is it not known whether Jones - who needed surgery on his left knee after destroying it in the Gators' loss at LSU in mid-October after he started four games this season - will be fit enough to start Game 1 in September against Idaho at The Swamp. BOTTOM LINE: It's not great news for...
Via SEC Football Blog
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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