Running back Maurice Jones-Drew announced his retirement Thursday after 9 seasons in the NFL.
MJD finished his career with 1,847 carries for 8,167 yards (4.4 average) and 68 touchdowns in 126 games.
He and his wife Ashley have three children: two sons, Maurice II and Madden, and a daughter Alayah.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Jones-Drew Holds Numerous Jaguars’ Records
Jones-Drew is arguably the most popular in Jaguars’ history. He’s certainly the most productive.
Check out the team records he holds:
Most career rushing touchdowns: 63
Most rushing touchdowns in a single season: 15 in 2009
Most rushing yards in a single season: 1,606 in 2011
Longest rushing: 80, tied with Fred Taylor
Most career kickoff return TDs: 2
Most career kickoff return yards: 2,054
Longest kickoff return: 100 yards
2. He Led the NFL in Rushing in 2011
Jones-Drew didn’t just leave his mark on the Jags, but the entire NFL.
MJD led the league in rushing in 2011 with 1,606 yards.
He was a 3-time Pro Bowler (2009, 2010, 2011), a 2-time first team All-Pro (2010, 2011) and a second team All-Pro in 2009.
3. MJD Slipped in the 2006 Draft Because of His Height
Coming out of UCLA in 2006, Jones-Drew was measured at a shade below 5-foot-7 and it caused him to slip in the draft. The Jaguars took the diminutive back in the second round (60th overall) and the rest was history.
He slipped despite a great combine. Jones-Drew weighed in at 207 pounds and ran a blistering 4.39 40-yard dash. He also bench pressed 225 pounds 18 times.
4. He Signed a 3-year deal With Oakland
After rushing for 803 yards in 2013 with the Jags, Jones-Drew became a free agent. The Oakland native returned home, inking a 3-year, $7.5 million contract ($1.2 million guaranteed) with the Raiders.
Injuries plagued his only season in the Bay Area and he rushed for just 96 yards without a score on 43 carries in 12 games. He also split carries with Darren McFadden.
5. Jones-Drew Is an Avid Fantasy Football Player
Jones-Drew didn’t just get the job done on the football field, but he also did so in front of the computer. It’s common knowledge he is a huge fantasy football fan.
A few credits shy of his college degree, Jones-Drew returned to his studies at UCLA in 2013 and actually lived in a dorm while doing so.