The NFL officially kicks off the 2015 regular season.
Signed by Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent, May 16, 2014…Played four years at Assumption, seeing action in 36 games with 31 starts…Career totals include 104 receptions for 1,537 yards and 15 TDs…Twice named to the Assumption College Student-Athlete Honor Roll…Started all 11 games as a senior…Led team with 39 receptions for 604 yards and five TDs…Served as team captain…Named honorable mention All-American by Don Hansen’s Football Gazette and D2Football.com…A first-team Northeast-10 Conference selection…Named Worcester Area first-team All-Star and Daktronics first-team all-region…A second-team preseason All-American selection by D2Football.com…A College Football American Division II preseason All-American and Beyond Sports Network (BSN) third-team preseason All-American…Ranked No. 53 in the top-100 players in Division II by D2Football.com…Posted a season-high 99 yards and two TDs at Pace…Had three games with five receptions or more…Started all 10 games as a junior…Finished second on team with 36 receptions for 558 yards and six TDs…Had TDs in five games, including a two-TD performance at Stonehill…Caught a season-high seven passes for 98 yards and one TD vs. Bentley…Had a season-long 75-yard TD catch vs. Pace…Named second-team Division II All-American by Don Hansen…A second-team Northeast-10 selection and Worcester area first-team All-Star…Named Daktronics first-team all-region and Don Hansen Super Region I first-team all-region…Started 10 games as a sophomore…Totaled 29 catches for 375 yards and four TDs…A Worcester area first-team All-Star…Had at least one reception in all 10 games, including a season-long 63-yard catch at American International…Had a season-high six catches at Saint Anselm…Appeared in five games as a freshman…Attended Middletown (N.J.) South High School…Also competed in track and field, participating in the 110-meter hurdles, high jump and javelin.
RB Taiwan Jones attended the Oakland Athletic League ESPYs, honoring student-athletes that displayed excellence in the classroom, on the field, and in their community.
The Oakland Raiders tamed up with the NFL and the American Heart Association for the Play 60 Challenge at Delane Eastin Elementary in Union City, Calif.