Jones had two sacks in Week 2 and also blocked a field goal, which he recovered for a score. He received his first Super Bowl ring on February 1, 2015, after the Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in Super Bowl XLIX.
Chandler Jones is one of only three players who has ever won a championship and a half (he's also the only player who has done it twice). The other two players are Deion Sanders and James Harrison.
He's only the second rookie to win a Super Bowl after Aaron Donald, who did it at the age of 24 years old with the Los Angeles Rams.
Jones is a first-team all-pro selection each year since entering the league in 2012. He's also been named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year by the Pro Football Writers Association twice (2014, 2017).
In 2018, he had 9.5 sacks right before being suspended for four games due to violating the league's substance abuse policy. He returned for the final game of the season after serving his suspension.
Chandler Jones was born on January 4th, 1989 in Fort Worth, Texas. He played college football at Connecticut from 2010 to 2011 before being drafted by New England in the first round of the 2012 draft. Jones has also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Washington Redskins.
Jones was chosen as the 21st overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft out of Syracuse. He was a three-time Pro Bowler, a two-time First Team All-Pro, and helped the Patriots win Super Bowl XLIX. In that game, he recorded 3 sacks against his former team, the New York Jets.
He played college football for the Syracuse Orange and is their all-time leader in sacks with 49.5. The Patriots drafted him with the intention of having him replace Vince Wilfork at defensive tackle.
During his rookie season, Jones was credited with half a sack when Eric Thomas was ejected for fighting with another player. This gave Jones a total of 1.5 sacks in his first year in the NFL. In 2013, he had 9.5 sacks. In 2014, he had 11.5 sacks. And in 2015, he finished second in the league with 12.5 sacks.
In 2016, Jones started off slow but got better as the season went on. By December, he had 6 sacks. In the AFC Championship Game against the Denver Broncos, he recorded 3.5 sacks as the Patriots lost 26-16.
After the season, the Patriots chose not to extend Jones' contract and allowed him to become a free agent in 2017.
He caught six catches for 113 yards against the Cardinals, helping the Panthers win 49-15 and go to Super Bowl 50 against the Denver Broncos. He had four catches for 41 yards in Super Bowl 50, but the Panthers fell by a score of 24–10.
Jones was drafted in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. Chandler Jones attended Syracuse University and played football there.
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His failure in Super Bowl XXII was the second of three in the big game. Elway completed 14-of-38 throws for 257 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions to lead the Washington Redskins to the highest-scoring quarter in Super Bowl history, with 35 points.
He threw two interceptions in the red zone, the second of which Seattle's Kelly Herndon recovered for a Super Bowl-record 76 yards. However, early in the second quarter, Roethlisberger ran for a score, giving the Steelers a 7-3 lead that they would not lose.
His three touchdown catches came in the first half, making him the only player in NFL history to do it in a conference championship game. Fitzgerald and the Cardinals represented the NFC in Super Bowl XLIII after defeating the Eagles 32-25.
Fitzgerald was born on January 4th, 1987 in Los Angeles, California. He is an American football wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL).
He played high school football at Mill Valley High School in Mill Valley, California. After graduating from high school, he went on to play college football at the University of Southern California (USC). During his time at USC, Fitzgerald became one of the most prolific receivers in NCAA history. He finished his career with 231 receptions for 3,260 yards and 36 touchdowns.
After going pro following his final season at USC, Fitzgerald got off to a fast start with the Cardinals. In his first season with the team, he caught 90 passes for 1,413 yards and 12 touchdowns. The next year, he had another stellar campaign with 105 catches for 1,451 yards and nine touchdowns.
In 2010, Fitzgerald set a new career high in every category: 112 catches, 1333 yards, and 14 touchdowns. He also surpassed 10,000 career receiving yards during the season.
Collinsworth was a serious deep danger owing to his speed, in addition to his height advantage. Collinsworth caught five catches for 107 yards in Super Bowl XVI, but fumbled after he was tackled by San Francisco defensive back Eric Wright. The fumble was returned for a touchdown by San Diego's Tony Bensinger.
Collinsworth's wife at the time, Jeannie, was a sideline reporter for NBC Sports. She is now married to Dallas Cowboys color commentator and former NFL player Michael Irvin.
In addition to football, Cris Collinsworth also played baseball and basketball throughout his career. He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 27th round of the 1979 draft, but opted not to sign with the team. Collinsworth then went on to play baseball for Boston College before turning to football. He began his NFL career with the Atlanta Falcons as a wide receiver and finished it up with the Raiders as their punt returner. During that time, he also worked as a color analyst for Falcon games on CBS.
After his NFL career ended, Collinsworth moved on to basketball. He started out with the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1989-90 season, but was traded to the New York Knicks in exchange for Muggsy Bogues. He spent one season with the Knicks before moving on to coach basketball at Southern California University full time. He is currently the head men's basketball coach at USC.