|No. 90 – Carolina Panthers|
|Born:||December 27, 1991|
Johnson City, NY
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||320 lb (145 kg)|
|High school:||Johnson City High School (NY)|
|NFL Draft:||2014 / Round: 4 / Pick: 112|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2020|
|Player stats at NFL.com|
DaQuan Steven Jones (born December 27, 1991) is an American football defensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Jones was born on December 27, 1991, in Johnson City, New York. He attended Johnson City Senior High School, where he played football and basketball as well as throwing the shot put.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
|Johnson City, New York||Johnson City, NY High School||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)||302 lb (137 kg)||4.21||Jun 28, 2009|
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Initially projected as an offensive guard, Jones committed to Penn State on June 28, 2009 after being recruited by Mike McQueary.
After limited action in his freshman and sophomore seasons, Jones was Penn State's starting defensive tackle opposite Jordan Hill in 2012, his junior season and recorded 22 tackles, two tackles for a loss, and a half sack. During the subsequent offseason, Jones committed to losing weight to become quicker, and dropped 25 pounds, coming into the 2013 season at 315 pounds. In the first game of the 2013 season, Jones' work paid off, as he recorded nine tackles, three for a loss, and a sack. After the second game, Jones had already amassed 18 tackles, 5 tackles for a loss (TFL), and 2 sacks. After three games, his five TFL led the Big Ten. Halfway through the season, ESPN.com called him Penn State's defensive most valuable player.
Jones was rated the number one overall defensive tackle by some analysts coming into the 2013 season. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fourth round (112th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||20-yard shuttle||Three-cone drill||Vertical jump||Broad jump||Bench press|
|6 ft 3+3⁄4 in
|5.35 s||4.78 s||7.73 s||27+1⁄2 in
|8 ft 5 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
In Week 17 of the 2014 season, Jones, recorded his first career sack against the Colts, tacking on four tackles including a forced fumble. Jones started in all 16 games in 2015 and 2016. He scored his first touchdown on January 1, 2017, after recovering a fumble in the end zone.
In 2017, Jones started the first 12 games before suffering torn biceps and was placed on injured reserve on December 4, 2017. He finished the season with 31 tackles and a career-high 3.5 sacks.
On March 14, 2018, Jones signed a three-year, $21 million contract extension with the Titans.
On September 29, 2020, Jones was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team. He was activated on October 11.
Jones signed a one-year contract with the Carolina Panthers on April 20, 2021.
|2017||TEN||0||0||Did not play due to injury|