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Nazair Jones

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Height: 
6-5

Weight:

304

Age

22
North Carolina
Rookie

2017 Season

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Drafted with the third of four third-round draft picks (102nd overall) in the 2017 NFL Draft. Third player drafted out of North Carolina in club history (Last: E.J. Wilson, 2010).

Gameday Photos

Biography

COLLEGE: Named third-team All-ACC by ACSMA in 2015 and 2016. Started 22 of 35 career games played. Totaled 83 tackles (44 solo), 13.5 TFLs, 3.5 sacks, two interceptions, 10 PBUs, three forced fumbles and 3 fumble recoveries. 

RS Junior: Started all 12 games played in 2016. Finished the year fourth on the team with 70 tack-les, a team-high 9.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and three pass breakups. Named the Jimmy Rogers, Jr. Most Valuable Lineman Trophy after recording eight tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack in the Sun Bowl vs. Stanford. Made a career-high eight tackles and a tackle for loss in a 48-20 win over Georgia Tech. Missed the JMU game with an injury. Had seven tackles and two tackles for loss in the win at Illinois. Made seven tackles and assisted on a sack in the season opener vs. No. 18 Georgia. 

RS Sophomore: Named to the All-ACC third team by ACSMA. Started 10 games and finished with 40 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, three quarter-back hurries, three pass breakups, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and one intercep-tion. Missed the bowl game vs. Baylor with an injury. Matched a season high with six tackles in the ACC Championship Game against Clemson, also made an incredible interception, batting the ball at the line and then diving to make the catch. Played one of the best games of his career in the win at Virginia Tech, finishing with six tackles, a tackle for loss and strip to force a fumble, which he then recovered. Had five solo stops, a tackle for loss, a quarterback hurry and a fumble recov-ery in the win over Miami. Returned from missing a month due to injury with three tackles, one TFL and two quarterback hurries in the win over Duke. 

RS Freshman: Finished the season with 35 tack-les, 2.5 sacks, four pass breakups and an inter-ception. Also finished with a team-best 7.5 tack-les for loss. Made two tackles in the Quick Lane Bowl vs. Rutgers. Matched a season high with five tackles, including 1.5 for loss, a shared sack and a forced fumble in the win at Duke. 

Freshman: Redshirted his freshman season (2013). 

Personal: Played H.S. football at Roanoke Rapids High School. Prepstar All-Atlantic Region. Competed in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Houston. Considered the No. 10 player in North Carolina and the nation’s No. 26 strong-side defensive end by Rivals.com. Also played at defensive tackle and on the offensive line. at While at UNC, started his own foundation called MADE Men Mentoring, an non-profit that aims to provide a support system for underprivileged young men in North Carolina by pairing them with college stu-dent-athletes who will mentor and support them in the areas of academics, competi-tive athletics, and manhood. Nickname is “Naz.” Birthday is Dec. 13. Son of Tammy Jones. Communication studies major.

 

Stats

Career Stats

gamesdefense
seasonteamggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2017SEA507430.5-21---00-
TOTAL7430.5021---000

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
5@LAW 16-103210-0-----0-
4INDW 46-182020.5-1-----0-
3@TENL 27-331100-0-----0-
2SFW 12-90------------
1@GBL 9-171100-11---00-

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2017SEA57430.5-210242424
TOTAL 57430.5021024-24

preseason

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
108/13/2017@LACW 48-17104130-1-----0-
208/18/2017MINW 13-20101010.5-0-----0-
308/25/2017KCW 13-26113120-0-----0-
408/31/2017@OAKW 17-13111100-0-----0-
TOTAL 429360.5-1-----0-

regular season

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
109/10/2017@GBL 9-17101100-1124-2400-
209/17/2017SFW 9-12100------------
309/24/2017@TENL 27-33101100-0-----0-
410/01/2017INDW 18-46102020.5-1-----0-
510/08/2017@LAW 16-10103210-0-----0-
TOTAL 507430.5-2124-2400-

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Green Bay Packers11100-110242424
Indianapolis Colts12020.5-1-----
Los Angeles Rams13210-0-----
San Francisco 49ers10----------
Tennessee Titans11100-0-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division34220.5-210242424
vs AFC Teams23120.5-1-----
vs NFC Teams34310-110242424
vs Own Division23210-0-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
October25230.5-1-----
September32200-110242424

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
CenturyLink Field22020.5-1-----
Lambeau Field11100-110242424
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum13210-0-----
Nissan Stadium11100-0-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses22200-110242424
Wins35230.5-1-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Sundays57430.5-210242424

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Grass35410-110242424
Turf22020.5-1-----

Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Home Games22020.5-1-----
Road Games35410-110242424

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Ahead4220.5-1-----
Ahead by 1-8 Points3210.5-0-----
Behind1100-0-----
Behind by 1-8 Points1100-0-----
Tied2110-110242424

Defense splits - HALF

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Half2110.5-110242424
2nd Half5320-1-----
Last Two Minutes of Half1010-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line2200-0-----
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line3210-1-----
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line2020.5-110242424

Defense splits - QUARTERS

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Quarter1100-110242424
2nd Quarter1010.5-0-----
3rd Quarter1010-0-----
4th Quarter4310-1-----
4th Quarter within 72200-0-----

Defense splits - MARGIN

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Margin 0-734310-0-----
Margin 15+12020.5-1-----
Margin 8-1411100-110242424