Taiwan Jones
RB #22
Eastern Washington
Antioch, Calif.

Quick Stats (2016):

Career Stats
TOTAL 44 183 4.2 19 0 15 214 14.3 59 1 5 2
2016 OAK 4 0 1 -8 -8 -8 0 2 17 8.5 16 0 -- --
2015 OAK 12 0 16 74 4.6 19 0 7 106 15.1 59T 1 2 1
2014 OAK 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 OAK 16 0 5 23 4.6 19 0 2 55 27.5 52 0 2 1
2012 OAK 14 0 6 21 3.5 7 0 2 11 5.5 7 0 1 0
2011 OAK 10 0 16 73 4.6 14 0 2 25 12.5 30 0 -- --
Recent Games
1 @NO W 35-34 1 -8 -8 -8 0 2 17 8.5 16 0 -- --
2 ATL L 28-35 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @TEN W 17-10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @BAL W 28-27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 SD W 34-31 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 KC L 10-26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @JAX W 33-16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Selected by Oakland Raiders in the fourth round (125th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft, April 30, 2011.

Selected by Oakland Raiders in the fourth round (125th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft, April 30, 2011.


  • Spent the majority of 2014 on the reserve/injured list after suffering a season-ending foot injury in Week 1 at NY Jets.
  • Has developed into one of the NFL’s top special teams players, leading the Raiders in special teams tackles in 2012 (12) and 2013 (14).
  • At Eastern Washington, garnered Big Sky 2010 Offensive Player of the Year recognition on a team that captured the FCS national championship.
  • Earned Player of the Year honors as a senior at Deer Valley High School in Antioch, Calif.

CAREER: Invaluable special teams standout enters fifth season…Appeared in only one game for Oakland in 2014 after a foot injury landed him on the reserve/injured list for the final 16 weeks of the season…Has used his speed and quickness to develop into one of the league’s better gunners and kickoff cover men…Led the team in special teams tackles with 12 in 2012 and 14 in 2013…As a running back, has totaled 117 yards on 27 carries (4.3 avg.), and six receptions for 91 yards (15.2 avg.)…Also has returned 36 kickoffs for 810 yards (22.5 avg.).

2014: Suffered a season-ending foot injury in the season opener…Placed on the reserve/injured list on Sept. 13…(9/7) at NYJ: Saw action on special teams before leaving the game due to a foot injury.

2013: Changed positions from running back to cornerback prior to third NFL campaign...Excelled in punt and kickoff coverage, leading the team with 14 tackles (12 solo) on special teams...Also recovered one fumble...Moved back to running back when injuries decimated Oakland’s backfield late in the season...Also returned kickoffs...(9/29) vs. Was.: Credited with a special teams tackle...(10/6) vs. SD: Pressured PR Eddie Royal on punt coverage in the second quarter, resulting in a loose ball that was recovered by CB Chimdi Chekwa...Added one special teams tackle...(10/13) at KC: Dominant in punt coverage, posting two special teams tackles and helping limit PR Dexter McCluster to just 32 yards on six returns...(10/27) vs. Pit.: Returned kicks for the first time in 2013, returning three kickoffs for 46 yards...Also credited with a special teams tackle...(11/3) vs. Phi.: Assisted on a special teams tackle...Returned one kickoff for 20 yards...(11/10) at NYG: Forced a fumble on the game-opening kickoff, coming across the body of KR Jerrel Jernigan to swipe at the ball from behind...Fumble was recovered by WR Andre Holmes and set up an Oakland TD...Added team-leading seventh special teams tackle of the season...Returned two kickoffs for 77 yards, including returns of 41 and 36 yards...(11/17) at Hou.: Excelled in punt coverage, posting two tackles inside the 20-yard line...Also returned three kickoffs for 77 yards...(11/24) vs. Ten.: Recorded a special teams tackle in punt coverage...Returned three kickoffs for a season-high 80 yards (26.7 avg.)...(12/8) at NYJ: Returned to running back due to significant injuries to all of Oakland’s backs...Rushed twice for three yards and had one reception for three yards...Returned four kickoffs for 71 yards (17.8 avg.)...(12/15) vs. KC: Had a 52-yard reception on a QB Matt McGloin pass to set up a third-quarter TD on offense...Reception marked a career long...Added four kickoff returns for 107 yards...(12/22) at SD: Continued to see action at running back, totaling two carries for one yard...Also notched a special teams tackle on kickoff coverage...(12/29) vs. Den.: Returned two kickoffs for 51 yards before leaving game due to an ankle injury.

2012: Played in 14 games, primarily as an ace on the Raiders’ coverage units…Totaled six carries for 21 yards (3.5 avg.), and caught two passes for 11 yards (5.5 avg.)…Returned two kickoffs for 22 yards (11.0 avg.), and led the team with 12 special teams tackles (seven on punt coverage, five on kickoffs)…(9/16) at Mia.: Registered a special teams tackle on punt coverage…(9/30) at Den.: Made two tackles as a gunner in coverage, on consecutive punts the first half…(11/4) vs. TB: Caught a 4-yard pass from P Shane Lechler on a fake-punt attempt…(11/11) at Bal.: Caught a pass and carried twice in an injury-depleted backfield…(11/25) at Cin.: Slowed by an ankle injury, played only on special teams…Made a two tackles on punt coverage, including a first-quarter stop for a 6-yard loss…(12/16) vs. KC: Posted one special teams tackle in punt coverage.

2011: Played in 10 games as a rookie…Totaled 16 carries for 73 yards…Added two receptions for 25 yards…Returned eight kickoffs for 165 yards…Posted seven special teams tackles…Recovered two fumbles on special teams…Inactive due to a hamstring injury for final six games of the season…(9/12) at Den.: Made NFL debut, on special teams…(9/18) at Buf.: Had first career carry, for four yards, on the second snap of a 14-play, 71-yard TD drive…(9/25) vs. NYJ: Had an 8-yard rush…Made first career reception on a pass from QB Jason Campbell for -5 yards…(10/23) vs. KC: Rushed for a season-long 14 yards on a first-quarter carry…Registered a 30-yard reception on a pass from QB Carson Palmer in the fourth quarter…(11/10) at SD: Had three rushing attempts for 19 yards on a second-quarter FG drive…(11/20) at Min.: Had two carries for 3 yards.

COLLEGE: Played in 31 career games at running back and cornerback at Eastern Washington…Led Eagles to a 13-2 record and the 2010 NCAA FCS national championship as a junior, his final college campaign…Named the Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2010…Finished his career ranked fourth in school history with 2,995 rushing yards on 383 carries and 29 TDs…Also caught 64 passes for 903 yards and seven TDs…Returned 50 kickoffs for 1,134 yards (22.8 avg.) and one TD…Added 29 yards on six punt returns…Had 5,021 all-purpose yards to rank second in Eagles history…Set the school record with an average of 161.9 all-purpose yards per game, and scored 37 career TDs, the third-highest total in program history…Averaged 123.1 rushing yards per game to rank second in school annals…Recorded 56 tackles (35 solo) on defense with four passes defensed and two blocked kicks…A consensus All-American selection, named the Phil Steele NCAA FCS Offensive Player of the Year as a junior…Led the conference and ranked second in the nation with 145.1 rushing yards per game and 201.7 all-purpose yards per contest…Rushed for 1,742 yards on 221 carries to rank third on the school’s single-season list…Also recorded 24 receptions for 342 yards and three TDs…Totaled 2,241 all-purpose yards…Had a string of seven straight 100-yard rushing games to close out his career…As a sophomore in 2009, earned third-team All-American honors from the NFL Draft Report, Associated Press and the Sports Network…Also named first-team All-Big Sky Conference…Saw action in 12 games with 10 starts…Totaled 1,213 rushing yards on 162 carries with 15 TDs…Also ranked third on the team with 40 receptions for 561 yards and three TDs…Returned 28 kickoffs for 571 yards (20.4 avg.)…Led the Big Sky and ranked second in the nation with an average of 195.4 all-purpose yards per game …Rushed for at least 100 yards in seven contests…Played in seven games with four starts at cornerback as a redshirt freshman (2008)…Recorded 54 tackles (33 solo) with a pair of stops for losses…Also recorded four passes defensed and blocked two kicks…Returned seven kickoffs for 254 yards including a 93-yard TD against Northern Colorado…Majored in interdisciplinary liberal arts.

PERSONAL: Attended Deer Valley High School in Antioch, Calif. …Named the Contra Costa Times Player of the Year and also earned first-team all-metro honors from the San Francisco Chronicle…Selected MVP of the Bay Valley Athletic League…As a senior, started at both tailback and cornerback…Set the school’s single-season record with 19 TDs…Rushed for 1,466 yards (9.3 avg.) and 13 TDs…Also scored three receiving TDs and two TDs on punt returns…Three of his six catches went for TDs…On defense, had 37 tackles with a sack and three INTs…Returned one INT for a score…Led team to a 10-0 regular season record and program’s first league title…Also lettered in track at DVHS, helping team to CIF finals, setting records in the 100 meters and 4x4 relay…Since joining the team in 2011, has been one of the Raiders’ most active participants in community events…In April 2012, made appearance at the Oakland Boys and Girls Club…Has made multiple appearances at the Oakland Children’s Hospital…In Fall 2012, spoke at an East Oakland Youth Football event and helped the Alameda County Community Food Bank…Participated in various community events throughout 2013, including the American Heart/NFL Play 60 Challenge and Toys for Tots…Participated in We Day - California in 2014…Assisted with the USA Football Regional Development Camp…Joined his teammates in working with the United Way Hometown Huddle in October…Supported the Alameda County Food Bank in Fruitvale for a food drive during the Thanksgiving season…Was especially active during the holiday season in 2014, visiting several hospitals with teammates and helping with a Toys for Tots drive…Named a 2014 Holiday Hero for his commitment to working with underserved children.

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