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Ben Jones
C #60
Centreville, Alabama
Offensive Line
TOTAL 96 75
2017 TEN 16 16
2016 TEN 16 16
2015 HOU 16 16
2014 HOU 16 16
2013 HOU 16 1
2012 HOU 16 10

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TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans in the fourth round (99th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft...Signed by Texans on May 14, 2012.
TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans in the fourth round (99th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft...Signed by Texans on May 14, 2012.

Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award (Week 4, 2012; Week 13, 2012)
Houston Texans Rookie of the Year (2012)

Has played in 48 regular season games with 16 starts at left guard and 11 starts at right guard
Started both playoff games and 10 regular season games at right guard on his way to being voted Texans Rookie of the Year in 2012
Has blocked for two 1,000-yard rushers

2014 (Houston 16/16):
Started all 16 games at left guard
Started at left guard against Washington (9/7), Oakland (9/14), New York Giants (9/21, Buffalo (9/28), Dallas (10/5) and Indianapolis (10/9)
Started at left guard and made a tackle following a turnover at Pittsburgh (10/20)
Started at left guard at Tennessee (10/26), vs. Philadelphia (11/2), at Cleveland (11/16), vs. Cincinnati (11/23), vs. Tennessee (11/30), at Jacksonville (12/7), at Indianapolis (12/14) and vs. Baltimore (12/21)
Started at left guard and made a tackle following a turnover vs. Jacksonville (12/28)

2013 (Houston 16/1):
Played in all 16 games with one start
Started at right guard and blocked for a ground game that produced 131 yards at San Francisco (10/6) in Week 5

2012 (Houston 16/10, 2/2):
Originally drafted as a center, but worked his way into a starting role at right guard
Part of seven 100-yard rushing performances by Arian Foster for the NFL’s seventh-ranked offense
Made his Texans and NFL debut on special teams in the season opener vs. Miami (9/9)
Saw action at right guard and was part of an offensive line that cleared the way for Texans running backs to rush for 216 yards and three touchdowns while not allowing Matt Schaub to be sacked at Jacksonville (9/17)
Helped provide protection for Schaub, enabling him to tie a career-high with four touchdown passes at Denver (9/23)
Helped Foster rush for a season-high 157 yards and a touchdown at the New York Jets (10/8)
Made his first career start and was part of an offense that set a franchise record by scoring 43 points vs. Baltimore (10/21)
Helped Foster gain 111 yards on 24 carries and scored a touchdown vs. Buffalo (11/4)
Part of an offense that set a franchise record with 653 yards of offense and tied the franchise scoring record with 43 points vs. Jacksonville (11/18) and put up another 501 yards at Detroit (11/22)
Paved the way for Foster to rush for 140 yards while not allowing Schaub to be sacked in the AFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Cincinnati (1/5/13)
Paved the way for Foster to rush for 90 yards while only allowing one sack in the AFC Divisional Playoff at New England (1/13/13)

Ranked third in Georgia history with 49 starts at center
Two-time All-SEC selection by the league’s coaches and four-time SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week in his career
Named a Freshman All-American and Freshman All-SEC after taking over as starting center in 2008
Earned All-SEC first-team honors and was rated the nation’s second-best center in the draft by The NFL Draft Report in 2011
Second-team All-SEC honoree by the Associated Press, Phil Steele and the league’s coaches for his senior season
Named to Georgia’s Team of the Decade
Earned 2011 All-American first-team recognition from ESPN.com, Yahoo Sports and Rivals.com
Served as a team captain and started all 14 games at center
Earned All-SEC second-team honors from The NFL Draft Report as a junior
Named All-SEC second-team by the league’s coaches his sophomore season
Member of the fall 2009 Georgia Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
Named Freshman All-American first-team by College Football News, adding second-team honors from The Sporting News and Phil Steele

Pregame ritual consists of walking barefoot on the field “to get a feel for the turf,” something he has done since high school
Attended Bibb County High School in Centreville, Ala., where he earned Super Prep All-Dixie Team, Prep Star All-Southeast Region and Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 5A first-team All-State honors as a senior
Standout first baseman and pitcher on Bibb County’s baseball team, where in 2007 he was selected to the Tuscaloosa News West Alabama Baseball All-Star squad
Switched from jersey #61 to #60 prior to his senior season, to honor his father, Steve, a former collegiate star, who was killed in a helicopter crash when he was 10 years old

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