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Brent Jones

Santa Clara University
Tight End
1982-1985

One of the players that helped revolutionize the concept of the pass-catching tight end, Brent Jones served as both a key blocker and primary receiving target in four years with Santa Clara. During his sophomore season, Jones made the shift from wide receiver to tight end. By the conclusion of his illustrious collegiate career, he had led the Broncos to two Western Football Conference championships. A three-time all-conference selection, Jones ranks second all-time in school history with 137 career receptions, fourth with 2,267 receiving yards, fourth in scoring with 200 points and third with 24 touchdown receptions. Jones signed as a free agent with the San Francisco 49ers where he spent 12 seasons. During that time, he was named All-Pro four times, was a member of three Super Bowl championship teams and set the 49ers record for most career receiving yards by a tight end with 747. In 1998, Jones was named "Good Samaritan" of the Year by the NFL. Jones was inducted into the Division II Football Hall of Fame in 2001 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

Brent Jones College Career Stats & Highlights
Jersey Number: 84
Position: Tight End
Playing Weight: 235
Playing Height: 6-4
Date & Place of Birth: 2-12-63 in Santa Clara, Calif.
High School: Leland High School, San Jose, Calif.

Career Receiving Stats

Year   Games   No.     Yards   Avg.    TDs     Long    Avg./Gm
1982    11      20      331     16.6    5       77      1.8
1983    10      35      599     17.1    7       69      3.5
1984    11      38      672     17.2    8       64      3.4
1985    10      44      665     15.1    4       42      4.4

Career 42 137 2267 16.5 24 77 3.3

Career Kicking Stats

Year     PAT     FG-FGA  Long
1982    22-27   7-15    42 vs. Saint Mary's
1983    2-2     1-4     24 vs. Humboldt State
1984    -
1985    -      

Single Game Highs
Receptions: 8 vs. San Francisco State, 1985
Receiving Yards: 156 vs. Northridge State, 1984
TDs: 3 vs. Saint Mary's College, 1984
Long Reception: 77 vs Sonoma State (from qb John Giagiari, TD)

Single Season Highs
Receptions: 44 in 1985
Receiving Yards: 672 in 1984
TDs: 8 in 1984

College Football Honors 1985 Western Football Conference Offensive Player of the Year
1985 first-team All-Western Football Conference
1984 first-team All-Western Football Conference
1983 first-team All-Western Football Conference
1985 All-America selection by Kodak, Associated Press, Football News
Played in 1985 East-West Shrine Game
2001 inductee Division II Football Hall of Fame
2002 inductee College Football Hall of Fame
Division II Football Team of the Quarter Century

Other Information
Hit .345 for Santa Clara Junior Varsity baseball team as a freshman
Played wide receiver as a freshman
4th on SCU receiving total yardage list with 2,267 yards
2nd on SCU total receptions list with 137
3rd on SCU pass receiving TDs list with 24
4th on SCU scoring list with 200 pts (24 TD, 28 PAT, 8 FG)
3 TD receptions vs. Saint Mary's in 1984 tied school record
176 yards receiving vs. Sonoma State in 1982 is 7th best in school history
Initially attended SCU on a baseball/football scholarship
Drafted fifth round in the NFL by the Pittsburgh Steelers
Injured in a car accident (hit by drunk driver) one week after NFL draft
Earned three Super Bowl championships with San Francisco 49ers (1987-97)
Four-time NFL all-pro selection
Won NFL's Bart Staff Award for character on and off the field