Landry Jones Biography

November 26, 2018
First published on:March 17, 2016
by James

Facts of Landry Jones

Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Birth Name Landry Jones
Birth Place Artesia, New Mexico
Famous Name Landry Jones
Father Kevin Jones
Mother Kellye Jones
Net Worth $2 million
Salary $649,805
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Currently Married Yes
Married to Whitney Hand (m. 2012)
Divorce N/A
Children N/A
Affair with Whitney Hand
Girlfriend Whitney Hand

Matthew Landry Jones otherwise known as Landry Jones is an American football quarterback who is currently playing for Jacksonville Jaguars since 2018 as a free agent.  Before playing for Jaguars, American football quarterback Landry Jones played for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.

 

Landry Jones played college football at Oklahoma and was drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. After playing for Steelers for five seasons, in 2018, Landry is playing for a Jacksonville Jaguars with a yearly salary of $649,805and has an estimated net worth of $ 2 million. Let's know the NFL QB's life event in his bio.

Landry Jones Early Life and highschool Career

Jones was born on April 4, 1989, in Artesia, New Mexico, the United States to Kellye Jones (mother) and Kevin Jones (father). He is an American by his nationality and his ethnicity is white. His birth sign is Aries.

Growing up, Landry Jones went to Artesia High School in his hometown and played football there. While he was in his high school years, Landry led the Artesia High School team in winning two consecutive Class 4A state championships, throwing for a combined 7,013 yards and 89 touchdowns. He set several records and was later named New Mexico’s Class 4A Player of the Year.

Further, as a senior in 2007, Jones threw for 3,433 yards and 45 touchdowns and was named New Mexico’s Class 4A Player of the Year. At the final year in Artesia High school, Joe Montana was awarded the quarterback of the Year and was a finalist for the Joe Montana Quarterback of the Year Award.

Landry Jones College Career

After successfully completing his high school, Landry joined the University of Oklahoma and played for the Oklahoma Sooners from 2008 to 2012, for four years. When Landrey joined Sooners, as a third quarterback, the whole team was in trouble as Sooners' third-string quarterback Keith Nichol had transferred to Michigan State.

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In 2009, Oklahoma Sooners' star QB Sam Bradford injured his shoulder in the season opener against Brigham Young, so Landry took over as the starting quarterback from the very second game. In Landry Jones' first game and Sooners' second game of the season, he completed 18-of-32 passes for 286 yards, with three touchdowns and an interception in the Sooners 64–0 win against Idaho State.

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After Sam Bradford announced he would have season-ending surgery on his shoulder and would then be leaving early for the NFL draft, Landry Jones became the regular starter for the University team for remaining three seasons of his college career. In 2010, he continued his starting job as Oklahoma’s quarterback and guided the team through its first four out-of-conference victories.

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Landry announced on January 5, 2012, that he was returning to Oklahoma Sooners for his senior season. He led the Sooners to a 10–2 record overall in 2012 and finished the season with a completion percentage of 66 percent with 4,267 passing yards, 30 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. Landry Jones finished his College football run with 16,646 passing yards and 123 touchdowns.

Landry Jones Professional Career

In 2013, Landry Jones was picked by The Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round as its 115th pick overall picks. Penning a four-year deal worth $2.59 million with a $439,220 signing bonus on June 12, 2013. The Steelers drafted him as their back up QB in replacement Charlie Batch and Byron Leftwich.

Prior to the 2015 NFL season, Jones was primarily the third-string quarterback behind longtime starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and backup Bruce Gradkowski.

In 2015's pre-season, Bruce Gradkowski got injured and missed the entire 2015 regular season so, Michael Vick to replace Gradkowski and Jones played as Vick's replacement and on October 18, 2015, during the Steelers' Week 6 game against the Arizona Cardinals, Jones made his NFL debut, replacing an injured Vick in the third quarter with the Steelers down 10–6.

He finished the game with 168 passing yards and two touchdowns to Martavis Bryant, as he led the Steelers to a 25–13 comeback win. After that, he played three consecutive seasons with Steelers. 

Landry Jones' during his three year's playing career with Pittsburgh Steelers played total 18 games, and was a first choice quarterback in 5 games, with 108 passes, covering 1,310 yards and 8 touchdowns.

On October 31, 2018, the Jacksonville Jaguars signed Jones following an injury to starting quarterback Blake Bortles.

Landry Jones Net Worth

Moving on to his net worth, Landry signed a four year $2.59 million contract with a signing bonus of $439,229 on mid-2013. Since then, he has been accumulating a good sum for himself. Additionally, he has also been honored with several awards and rewards throughout his professional life. 

 Moreover, Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Jones in the 2013 NFL Draft, as its fourth round picks. Landry made his NFL debut on October 18, 2015, and ended the season with 168 passing yards and two touchdowns. Furthermore, he also extended his contract with the Steelers for two more years on March 9, 2017. 

As of 2018, Landry Jones after his release from Pittsburgh Steelers signed a contract with Jacksonville Jaguars as a free agent for the 2018-2019 season after Blake Bortles got injured. As a QB for Jaguars, Jones reportedly signed a year's deal which will allow him a salary of $2399142 and holds a cap hit of $334K. 

Landry Jones Personal Life

Landry Jones is a happily living married man and is enjoys his conjugal life with his former girlfriend and present spouse/wife Whitney Hard. Landry Jones' wife Whitney Hand-Jones is an Oklahoma Sooner women’s basketball guard. The couple tied their knot in Fort Worth, Texas on July 6, 2012. Whitney was drafted by the San Antonio Stars in the 2013 WNBA draft in the third round with the 32nd overall pick. 

As of November 2018, the couple doesn't have any children, but that doesn't mean they are having a problem in their love life as we here no rumors of any of these player's extra affair. Further, They are often spotted together in the public and parties places now and again and they haven't outed any plans about having a baby or extending their family of two.

Landry Jones Height, weight, Facts, and Stats

He is 29 years old and is 6 feet and 4 inches tall. The NFL Quarterback weighs around 101 kg. Let's take a look at Landry Jones related Facts.

  • Born: April 4, 1989 (age 29)
  • Artesia, New Mexico
  • Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
  • Weight: 223 lb (101 kg)
  • High school: Artesia (Artesia, New Mexico)
  • College: Oklahoma
  • NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 4 / Pick: 115
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2013–2017)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (2018)
  • Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2018
  • Pass completions: 108
  • Pass attempts: 169
  • Passing yards: 1,310
  • TD–INT: 8–7
  • Passer rating: 86.2

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