Marvin Jones '90
Marvin Maurice Jones, middle linebacker for the New York Jets from 1993-2003, recorded a career high 135 tackles in 2000. Jones was drafted in the first round with the 4th overall pick out of Florida State university in the 1993 NFL Draft. Jones signed a one-day contract along with Mo Lewis with the Jets to retire following the 2004 season.
Nicknamed "Shade Tree," Jones was named a first team All-Pro in 2000. In that same year his alma mater Florida State inducted him into their Hall of Fame. Jones finished his career with 1200 tackles, the third highest total in Jets history. He also finished his career with 9 sacks, 5 interceptions, for 42 yards, 31 pass deflections, 10 forced fumbles, and 8 fumble recoveries in 142 games.
Marvin Jones started the Marvin Jones Charitable Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting and motivating youth towards success by engaging them in positive experiences through academics, community involvement, and spor