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  • Faith: Christian
  • Career: Athlete
  • Birthday:  July 03, 1994

Chris Jones is a defensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs. He played college football at Mississippi State, and was selected by the Chiefs in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Jones was a five-star defensive end at Houston High School in Houston, Miss. Jones was rated as high as the second-best player in the country, depending on the recruiting service, and the No. 1 player in Mississippi in the class of 2013.

He was a dual-sport athlete in high school starring in football and basketball. On the court, Jones averaged 14.8 points as a junior and was named to the Mississippi North/South All-Star Basketball Game in 2011. On the gridiron, Jones led Houston High to its first-ever playoff win and an 11-3 record in his final season. Jones finished his senior year with 160 tackles, 14 sacks 10 pass deflections, two fumble recoveries and a 74-yard interception return for a touchdown. Jones also played in the Under Armour All-American game and the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic, earning Mississippi MVP honors in the latter.

His exceptional performance won him a scholarship to Mississippi State University, a prestigious opportunity that opened new doors in his football journey.

At the university, Chris excelled beyond expectations. He became a vital component of the team, leading them to several victories and distinguishing himself as a formidable player. His impressive track record soon caught the attention of the National Football League scouts. With their interest piqued, Chris had moved one step closer to the ultimate dream of any college football player - playing in the NFL.

The Kansas City Chiefs selected Jones in the second round with the 37th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Chris Jones' Religious Beliefs

Jones says that his faith has always been important to him, going back to his childhood in Houston, Mississippi. “My grandma, right behind her house, probably 200 feet, is a church that everyone in my small town, everyone in my neighborhood, goes to,” he said. “I was raised in a church. My grandfather used to play guitar. My grandmother has a singing group, so it was a natural thing for us to go to church every Sunday.”

Jones is often outspoken about his faith, often wearing an “I Am Second” wristband and sharing Scripture verses on social media.

In 2020, Jones told Sports Spectrum, “My faith is everything,” describing how he attended church from a young age. “Jesus means the Son of God,” Jones said. “The most perfect human being who sacrificed His life for us, so that right there means a lot, so our sins can be forgiven.”

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