This is the fourth article in a 12 part series that will examine which colleges have been the best at producing Detroit Lions in the 21st century. Today will be a look at Lions players from Notre Dame.
TJ Jones spent four seasons playing wide receiver for Notre Dame. In his freshman and sophomore years, he was a role player, recording 306 and 366 yards. During his junior year in 2012, he would have a mini-breakout season recording 50 receptions for 649 yards. He would follow this up with a very impressive senior campaign in which he made 70 receptions for 1108 yards and nine touchdowns. Although Jones wasn’t an all-star at Notre Dame, he was a reliable player with a very solid career.
Jones was drafted in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions. He would remain on the physically unable to perform list for his entire rookie season with a shoulder injury. In his second NFL season, he played in 10 games, making 10 receptions for 132 yards and one touchdown. In his third season last year, he played in only three games and made just five receptions for 93 yards.
TJ Jones has had a very unnotable career for the Detroit Lions and will be competing for a spot on the team this year. He will have to prove he is better than the likes of Jace Billingsley and Jared Abbrederis in preseason and training camp if he wants to continue his career as a Detroit Lion.
Theo Riddick also played for four seasons at Notre Dame. He was extremely versatile in college, as he saw time at running back, as a receiver and as a kickoff returner. He spent his first collegiate season as a reserve running…
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