Maurice Jones-Drew Retires: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Running back Maurice Jones-Drew announced his retirement Thursday after 9 seasons in the NFL.

Jones-Drew, 29, played 8 seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but spent his final season in 2014 with his hometown Oakland Raiders.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

He hosted a two-hour radio show called Runnin’ With MJD, which focuses on fantasy football on SiriusXM radio.

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.