Fifth-round pick in 2012 draft had a breakout ’13 and projects as central figure in club’s ’14 plans ... Second on team in ’13 with 10 TDs, including Bengals-record four receiving scores on Oct. 27 vs. Jets ... Along with A.J. Green, became first pair of Bengals teammates to each record at least 10 receiving TDs ... Second on team with 712 receiving yards ... Also had big plays in consecutive wins vs. New England, at Buffalo, and at Detroit ... Set team postseason record for receiving yards (130) in Wild Card playoff vs. San Diego ... Fluid athlete with naturally graceful moves, can make tough catches look routine.
Fifth-round pick in 2012 draft had a breakout ’13 and projects as central figure in club’s ’14 plans ... Second on team in ’13 with 10 TDs, including Bengals-record four receiving scores on Oct. 27 vs. Jets ... Along with A.J. Green, became first pair of Bengals teammates to each record at least 10 receiving TDs ... Second on team with 712 receiving yards ... Also had big plays in consecutive wins vs. New England, at Buffalo, and at Detroit ... Set team postseason record for receiving
Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in fifth round of 2012 NFL Draft (166th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 5-12-12.
700 club: On Oct. 27 vs. the N.Y. Jets, in the Bengal franchise’s 700th regular-season game, Jones became the first Bengal with four TD receptions in a game ... Totaled eight receptions for 122 yards (both career highs), and his TD total tied club record for TDs of any variety in a game, equaling mark set previously by RBs Larry Kinnebrew and Corey Dillon ... Became first player on any NFL team to get four receiving TDs in a game since Nov. 18, 2007, when New England’s Randy Moss and Dallas’ Terrell Owens each had four ... His scores came on receptions from Andy Dalton of nine yards in first quarter, six and 14 yards in second quarter and six yards in third quarter.
More 2013 highlights: Played in Games 1-16 (three starts), catching 51-for-712 with 10 TDs and rushing eight-for-65 ... Second on team in receiving yards and total TDs ... Three receptions for 38 yards, including an 11-yard TD, on Sept. 22 vs. Green Bay ... His two-for-39 on Oct. 6 vs. New England included 28-yard gain on third-and-15 from Bengals two, extending drive that wound up going 93 yards for deciding TD ... On Oct. 13 at Buffalo, caught three for 71 yards, with a 10-yard TD and a 34-yard rush on a reverse ... Caught four-for-57 on Oct. 20 at Detroit, with a 12-yard TD catch for 14-10 lead late in second quarter, a play on which he skied above a defender to make catch in end zone and withstood a hard hit on way to the ground ... Also at Detroit, caught an 18-yard pass on third-and-12 to preserve opening drive of second half, culminating in a Bengals TD ... Caught eight-for-122 with a Bengals-record four receiving TDs Oct. 27 vs. the Jets (more detail in previous item) ... Caught three-for-60 on Dec. 8 vs. Indianapolis, with a pair of 29-yard receptions, one for game’s first TD ... On Dec. 15 at Pittsburgh, caught five-for-48, with a 13-yard TD on fourth-and-five play in fourth quarter ... Caught six-for-85 and rushed two-for-six on Dec. 22 vs. Minnesota ... On Dec. 29 vs. Baltimore, had 61 yards on five receptions, with a 16-yard TD on an acrobatic, one-handed catch ... In 1-5-14 Wild Card playoff vs. San Diego, his 130 receiving yards (on eight catches) broke record of 120 yards set by Cris Collinsworth vs. N.Y. Jets in 1983.
2012: Played in 11 games (Games 1-2, 4, 6-7 and 11-16), with five starts (Games 12-16), and totaled 18 receptions for 201 yards and a TD ... Also three rushes for 47 yards ... Inactive for Games 3 and 5, and for Games 8-10 due to knee injury suffered in Oct. 21 vs. Pittsburgh ... Moved into starting role during season’s final stretch, and he caught 10-for-110 over the final two games ... Scored first career TD on 11-yard pass from Andy Dalton on Dec. 30 vs. Baltimore ... Had been primed for a significant role by late October, but missed most of Game 7 as well as Games 8-10 due to knee injury ... One reception for five yards on Sept. 30 at Jacksonville — his first NFL catch ... Suffered knee injury while playing on kickoff return team in first quarter on Oct. 21 vs. Pittsburgh, forcing him out of the game ... Two-for-20 receiving Dec. 2 at San Diego in his first NFL start ... Three catches for 45 yards Dec. 9 vs. Dallas, and had a 37-yard rush on an end-around on Bengals’ opening possession, setting up a TD ... Recorded season-highs in catches (five) and yards (65) on Dec. 23 at Pittsburgh ... Caught three-for-34 in Wild Card playoff on 1-5-13 at Houston.
College: Played four seasons (2008-11) at California, seeing action in 43 games, and had all 38 of his starts in last three seasons ... Increased receptions and yards totals each year ... His 156 career receptions tied for seventh in school history, his 2270 yards ranked sixth, and his 13 receiving TDs ranked tied for eighth ... Also rushed 11-for-116 (10.5) with a TD ... Averaged 7.3 yards on 14 punt returns, all as a senior ... Caught 62-for-846 with three TDs as a senior.
Personal: Hometown is Fontana, Calif. ... Attended Etiwanda High School in Fontana, Calif., where he made California Top 25 prospect list by Rivals.com ... Played CB as well as WR ... Over his final two prep seasons, caught 144 passes for 2349 yards and 22 TDs, and on defense had 133 tackles and seven INTs ... African-American Studies major at Cal ... Has two sons, Marv III and Mareon.