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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

Redskins select RB Matt Jones in 3rd round

In the third round, with the 95th overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins picked RB Matt Jones, a 6’2″ and 231 lb. banger from the University of Florida. This is the pick the Skins got from Seattle [in addition to Seattle’s picks in the 4th, 5th and 6th rounds] in return for Washington’s pick in the third round, almost 30 spots higher. Jones had...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
May 01, 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...
Via FatManWriting
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.
Via Gamedayr
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Gators find a way to win in triple OT, extend win streak vs. Kentucky

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- When the end finally arrived, at that moment Matt Jones plunged into the end zone and the officials signaled touchdown, it was 12 minutes shy of midnight. Jones' score ensured that the first triple-overtime game in Florida football history was one the Gators would want to remember. No extra-point needed. His 1-yard run capped Florida's four-play, 25-yard game...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via The Bull Gator
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

Florida Gators football: OC Pease fired

Florida fired offensive coordinator Brent Pease on Sunday, after just two seasons. It did not take long for the Florida Gators football team to start making some serious changes. On the heels of its first losing season since 1979, the Gators fired offensive coordinator Brent Pease and offensive line coach Tim Davis on Sunday, just one day after losing 37-7 to arch rival Florida State...
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

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