|Daniel Jones Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||May 27, 1997|
Daniel Jones is an American professional football player who has represented the New York Giants (2019-Present) in the NFL (National Football League), as a quarterback. He was selected 6th overall in the 1st round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the New York Giants.
Daniel Stephen Jones III
Danny Dimes, Vanilla Vick
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States
Daniel attended Charlotte Latin School, an independent, coeducational, non-sectarian day school located in his hometown of Charlotte. After his high school graduation, he had originally committed to Princeton University, a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, to play college football.
However, he later opted to become a ‘walk-on’ (a term used in North America to refer to an unrecruited college student who becomes part of a team without being awarded an athletic scholarship) at Duke University, a private research university in Durham, North Carolina. There, between 2015 and 2018, he represented the Duke Blue Devils American football team. He graduated from the university in December 2018 with a degree in economics.
Professional American Football Player
- Father – Daniel Stephen ‘Steve’ Jones, Jr.
- Mother – Rebecca ‘Becca’ Jones
- Siblings – Becca Jones (Older Sister) (College-Level Field Hockey Player), Bates Jones (Younger Brother) (College-Level Basketball Player), Ruthie Jones (Younger Sister) (College-Level Soccer Player)
- Others – Daniel Stephen Jones (Paternal Grandfather)
- 8 – New York Giants
- 17 – Duke Blue Devils
6 ft 5 in or 195.5 cm
104 kg or 229 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Daniel has dated –
- Ella Bonafede (2017-Present)
Race / Ethnicity
He is of English, and small amounts of French, Scottish, German, and Dutch descent.
- Toned physique
- Towering frame
- Short-cropped, side-parted hair
- Affable smile
- Clean-shaven look
Daniel Jones Facts
- In January 2019, Daniel was named the ‘MVP’ (Most Valuable Player) for his performance in the Senior Bowl, a post-season college football ‘All-Star’ game played annually in late January or early February which showcases the NFL Draft prospects of those players who have completed their college eligibility. Representing the North Team, he went 8-of-11 with 115 passing yards and one touchdown in a 34-24 victory.
- In ‘Week 3’ of the 2019 NFL season, a match against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he became the first New York Giants rookie quarterback since 1980 to win in his first career start. He also became just the 7th rookie quarterback since 2010 to have recorded a game-winning drive in his first career start in the NFL. The following week, Daniel became just the 3rd New York Giants quarterback to begin his career with 2 wins as a starting quarterback.
- In ‘Week 16’ of the 2019 NFL season, he became just the 5th quarterback in NFL history to have thrown 5 touchdown passes in a single game as a rookie. Daniel also became the only rookie quarterback in NFL history to have thrown for 350 passing yards with 5 touchdowns and zero interceptions in a single game.
- In the 2019 NFL season, Daniel set numerous records for the New York Giants – most games started in a rookie season (12), most completions in a rookie season (284), most pass attempts in a rookie season (459), highest completion percentage in a rookie season (61.9%), most passing yards in a rookie season (3,027), most passing touchdowns in a rookie season (24), best passer rating in a rookie season (87.7), most pass yards per game in a rookie season (232.8), joint-most 4th-quarter comebacks in a rookie season (1), and most game-winning drives in a rookie season (2).
- He also holds the NFL record for being the first rookie to have had at least 3 games with 4 touchdown passes and no interceptions.
- In ‘Week 7’ of the 2020 NFL season, Daniel ran for 80 yards on a single play which became the then-longest run by a New York Giants quarterback. At the end of January 2023, this record was still intact. He also hit a top speed of 21.23 mph (34.17 kph), the fastest by an NFL quarterback since 2018.
- In the 2020 NFL season, he became the first New York Giants quarterback with more than 2,500 passing yards and more than 400 rushing yards in a single NFL season.
- In ‘Week 7’ of the 2022 NFL season, Daniel threw for 202 yards and rushed for 107 yards to become the first New York Giants quarterback since 1946 to have recorded 100 rush yards in a single game. He also became the first New York Giants quarterback with at least 200 yards passing and at least 100 yards rushing in a single game.
- That season, the New York Giants clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 2016. After winning the Wild Card playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings, Daniel became the first player in NFL history to have recorded 300+ passing yards, 2+ touchdown passes, and 70+ rushing yards (including no interceptions) in a post-season NFL playoff game.
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