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Ben Jones
C #60
Height:
6-3
Weight:
308
Age:
24
College:
Georgia
Hometown:
Centreville, Alabama
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2013):

G
16
GS
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 32 11
2013 HOU 16 1
2012 HOU 16 10
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 @SD W 31-28
2 TEN W 30-24
3 @BAL L 9-30
4 SEA L 20-23
5 @SF L 3-34
6 STL L 13-38
7 @KC L 16-17
9 IND L 24-27
10 @ARI L 24-27
11 OAK L 23-28
12 JAC L 6-13
13 NE L 31-34
14 @JAC L 20-27
15 @IND L 3-25
16 DEN L 13-37
17 @TEN L 10-16

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TWITTER: @benjones60

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

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

2012 (Houston 16/10):
Originally drafted as a center, but worked his way into a starting role
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 Matt Schaub, enabling him to tie a career-high with four touchdown passes at Denver (9/23)
Helped Arian 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)

TWITTER: @benjones60

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

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

2012 (Houston 16/10):
Originally drafted as a center, but worked his way into a starting role
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 Matt Schaub, enabling him to tie a career-high with four touchdown passes at Denver (9/23)
Helped Arian 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)

COLLEGE:
Ranked third in school history with 49 starts at center
Four-time Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll selection
Two-time All-SEC selection by the league’s coaches
Four-time SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week for 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
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, where he recorded 15 touchdown-resulting blocks and protected the pocket as the Bulldogs threw for 37 touchdowns
Earned All-SEC second-team honors from The NFL Draft Report and was a fourth-team choice by Phil Steele his junior season
SEC Academic Honor Roll selection and Heyward Allen Football Scholarship recipient
Helped the offense average 385.0 total yards per game and 242.4 passing yards per game
Named All-SEC second-team by the league’s coaches his sophomore season
SEC Academic Honor Roll and 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
Chosen Freshman All-SEC by the league’s coaches
SEC Academic Honor Roll and Georgia Athletic Director’s Honor Roll distinction for the fall semester
Produced 12 touchdown-resulting blocks and 86 knockdowns for a team that ranked second in the league and 22nd nationally in total offense (426.0 ypg), and led the SEC with the NCAA’s No. 16 passing offense (277.7 ypg)
Led a front wall that ranked 21st in sacks allowed (1.31 spg; 17 total)
SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week as part of an offensive line that helped Georgia account for 520 total offensive yards on 57 attempts, an average of 9.1 yards per play, in the Bulldogs’ 42-38 win at Kentucky

PERSONAL: 
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
Health & Physical Education major, earning SEC Academic Honor Roll and Georgia Athletic Director’s Honor Roll accolades each of his four seasons at the university
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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