Odessa Signs QB Tommy "Gun" Jones
ODESSA, TX. The Odessa Roughnecks proudly announced the team's starting quarterback for the 2006 season today at the 8th Street Comedy Club in Odessa. Following a comedy routine on stage, Tommy Jones was introduced by head coach Mike Esposito. "This young man is first rate as an athlete and a person. We are very pleased to have him and truly believe that the IFL will not see his equal on any other roster.", stated Esposito, "We just hope to be able to keep him here a while before the next level comes calling for him." Tommy is 6' 3" tall and 230 lbs.
Jones has been active in higher leagues since graduating from Indiana University three years ago. " I am thrilled to be in a place where I have an opportunity to lead in the huddle every night. I am here to win football games and assist the team in any way I can off the field.", remarked Jones. Tommy will also assist the front office in community relations.
2005 - Columbus Destroyers, Arena Football League, Signed on March 14, 2005
2004 - Calgary Stampeders, Canadian Football League, Signed on May 19, 2004
Appeared in eight games overall, starting six ... Threw for 1237 yards and 7 touchdowns ... Completed 52% of his passes ... Rushed for 147 yards on only 18 carries with 2 rushing touchdowns ... passed for 284 yards going 28 of 50 in his first professional start against Ottawa... followed with 4 passing touchdowns in his second start against Winnipeg.
Was also invited to private workouts with both the Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills of the NFL along with the Columbus Destroyers and Nashville Kats of the AFL and the CFL's Edmonton Eskimos & Saskatchewan Roughriders.
2003 - Cincinnati Bengals, Signed on May 12, 2003
Participated in teams passing camp, mini-camp, and training camp... Cut on August 25, 2003 in reduction to 65-man roster level.
1999- 2003 Indiana University Hoosiers
2003 - Completed 75 of 152 passes for 879 yards and 9 touchdowns in 7 total games as starting QB.
2002 - Opened the season as the starting quarterback against N.C. State completing 18 of 31 passes for 163 yards.
2001 - In limited action, completed 6 of 16 passes for 57 yards against N.C. State, Northwestern, Mich., & Penn State.
2000 - Played in three contests and completed 4 of 9 passes for 77 yards, including a 47 yard completion at Wisconsin.
1999 - Redshirted.
Further information on this or any other topics can be obtained by calling the team's offices at (432) 332-PASS (7277) or by logging onto the Roughnecks brand new website at www.RoughnecksIFL.com.
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