Maurice Jones-Drew Biography
Maurice Jones-Drew (M.J.D,) (Maurice Christopher Jones-Drew ) an American former football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons. At UCLA, he played college football and received consensus All-American recognition.
In the second round of the 2006 NFL Draf he got to be selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars 60th overall. He as well got named to the Pro Bowl thrice and led the NFL in rushing yards in 2011. He played his initial eight seasons with the Jaguars, through 2013. In 2014, his final season, he played for the Oakland Raiders.
He later joined into broadcasting after his retirement and serves as a football color analyst for NFL Now and other shows on NFL Network. He is currently the color analyst for the Los Angeles Rams.
Maurice Jones-Drew Age
Drew was born in Oakland, California on March 23, 1985.
Maurice Jones-Drew Career
Drew at the age of 21, he was selected in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars, 60th overall, to eventually replace veteran running back Fred Taylor. He was passed on by each of the 32 groups in the draft, most referring to his stature (5 ft 6¾ in, 169.5 cm) as the reason why he would not make it in the NFL.
That is the reason why he chose the number 32 as he stated on Sirius XM NFL Radio and the Dave Dameshek Football Program. On December 12, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jones-Drew had 85 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, six receptions, 51 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns in the 41–14 victory.
He scored 24 total points in the game, which was the most by any player in a single game in the 2011 season. Following the result of his spectacular season, Jones-Drew was named to the 2012 NFL Pro Bowl as a back-up for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. Additionally, on the NFL Network’s top 100 players list, he was ranked 12th in 2012.
In the 2012 season began by Maurice by not attending organized team activities or training camp in hopes of signing a new contract with the Jaguars. He had two years remaining on a deal he signed in 2009, according to which his average salary was lower than that of fellow running backs Chris Johnson, Adrian Peterson, Steven Jackson, LeSean McCoy, Arian Foster, DeAngelo Williams, and Marshawn Lynch.
Jones-Drew finished the season with 5 touchdowns and 803 yards on 234 carries in 2013. On March 11, 2014, he became a free agent after eight seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars. On March 28, 2014, he returned to the Bay Area and signed a three-year deal with the Oakland Raiders.
Jones-Drew’s first season in Oakland was tormented by futility, as he recorded just 96 yards hurrying on 43 endeavors (averaging 2.2 yards-per-convey) and zero touchdowns. His number of conveys would be constrained because of the strong performances of partners Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray.
Maurice Jones-Drew Net Worth
Drew has an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $5 million.
Maurice Jones-Drew Retirement
On March 5, 2015, and at the age of 29, Jones-Drew announced his retirement from the NFL. He finished his career as the Jaguars’ second-leading rusher of all time behind Fred Taylor. On April 28, 2015, he marked a one-day agreement to authoritatively resign as a Jaguar.
Maurice Jones-Drew Height and Weight
Maurice stands tall at a height of 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) and weighs 210 lb (95 kg).
Maurice Jones-Drew Education
Drew enrolled and later graduated from De La Salle High School in Concord. he later accepted a football scholarship to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he played for the Bruins under head coach Karl Dorrell as of 2003 to 2005.
He as well played on never lost a single game during his 3-year varsity career as a subtle, high-scoring running back and return authority on offense and a rebuffing linebacker on defense.
Maurice Jones-Drew Family
Maurice was born ato his father is Sidney Gayles and his mother Andrea Jones-Drew.
Maurice Jones-Drew Wife
Drew married Ashley Jones-Drew back in 2012 andtTogether, they have three children; two sons Maurice II and Madden, and one daughter (Alayah). Jones-Drew has become a vegan after his retirement from the NFL.
Maurice Jones-Drew Children
Maurice and his wife Ashley Jones-Drew has three children, two boys and a daughter namely Maurice II and Madden, and Alayah.