Ben Jones Biography, Stats, Career, Net Worth

John Rizzo

Ben Jones is a 33-year-old professional American football player who currently plays as center for the Tennessee Titans in NFL. He was born on July 2, 1989, in Birmingham, Alabama.

Standing at a height of 6 ft 3 in and weighing around 308 lb, he had an impressive high school career with Centreville (AL) Bibb Co., later attending Georgia college.

Jones was drafted by Houston Texans during the fourth round pick (99th overall) in the NFL Drafts held in 2012. The Second-team All-SEC awardee has played a total of 169 games until week eleven of 2022 throughout his career while starting nearly all but one game as a player for both teams mentioned above.

Ben Jones

Personal Information of Ben Jones

Real Name/Full NameBen Lewis Jones
Age81 years old
Birth Date30 Aug 1941
Birth PlaceTarboro, NC
Height6′ 3″
Marital StatusNot Available
Wife/Spouse (Name)Alma Viator
ProfessionFootball offensive lineman
Net Worth500,000 USD (2018)



High school career

Ben Jones is from Centreville, Alabama and attended Bibb County High School. At the high school, he was a team captain and played as a two-way lineman. He opened up the running lanes for Zac Stacy who had an impressive record of 1,666 yards and 24 touchdowns.

Being a great player himself, Jones was named a three-star recruit by On his recruitment page, he was listed as the No.7 center prospect in his class which shows how highly regarded he was already at that age.

Despite being just one hour away from Tuscaloosa, Alabama where University of Alabama is located, Ben always cheered for Georgia Bulldogs growing up according to him.

Overall it can be concluded that Ben Jones had an impressive career at Bibb County High School where he established himself as strong player enabling him to become highly sought after by college recruiters across the state.

With offers from top universities all over America knocking on his door both academically and athletically due to his performances under pressure during crucial games.

College career

Ben Jones had an impressive college career as the starting center for the Bulldogs. He joined the team during his freshman year, where he made his first start at No. 24 Arizona State after Chris Davis was moved to left guard.

Jones became the centerpiece of a young but talented offensive line and helped protect quarterback Matthew Stafford, who threw for almost 3,500 yards in a single season which remains one of Georgia’s best performances till date.

Moreover, Ben played an essential role in helping Knowshon Moreno rack up over 1,400 rushing yards a season. Throughout his college years, Jones developed into an integral player and quickly gained reputation among fans as being one of the most reliable centers for Bulldog football history.

His senior year saw him lead an offensive run game that ranked third nationally with 257.8 rushing yards per game. Jones also earned several accolades throughout his college career like First-team All-SEC honors in both junior and senior seasons and even consensuses All-American recognition from (in 2010).

Overall, he played a crucial part in building Georgia’s success on offense during his time there and prepared himself to be called up by NFL teams as well-being drafted by Houston Texans in Round-4 (99th overall) of 2012 NFL Draft.

Professional career

Ben Jones began his professional career after being picked in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. He quickly made a name for himself as an excellent center and was praised for his versatility in playing other offensive line positions.

Jones played four seasons with the Texans before signing with the Tennessee Titans in 2016. With the Titans, he continued to showcase his skills on both run and pass blocking, helping Marcus Mariota lead one of the league’s most dynamic offenses.

In 2020, he moved back to Houston and signed a two-year contract with the Texans, where he will once again provide stability to their offensive line play. Despite facing some injury issues over his career, Ben Jones has been consistent throughout and continues to be regarded as one of the best centers in football.

Net Worth

Ben Jones is a name that may refer to different people, but one of the most well-known is an American actor, politician, playwright and essayist who played Cooter Davenport in the popular TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard.

According to various sources, his net worth ranges from $500,000 to $16 million as of 2023. His wealth comes from his involvement in the film and television industry, his political career as a former member of the US House of Representatives from Georgia, his writing of political essays and columns, and his “Cooter’s” business which sells merchandise related to “The Dukes of Hazzard”.

Is Ben Jones still a Democrat?

Ben Jones, an American actor and politician who served as a Democratic congressman from Georgia’s 4th congressional district, has shifted his political affiliation from the Democratic Party to being an independent.

As one of those few remaining Yellow dog Democrats holding the values and principles of traditional Southern Democrats, he has emerged as a vocal supporter of populist or progressive causes such as environmentalism, labor rights, and campaign finance reform.

Although once identified with liberal politics, Jones has expressed frustration with the conduct of national party leaders after losing elections in Georgia and believes greater self-government is essential to bolster democracy instead.

Therefore, without aligning himself specifically with any big-ticket issues embraced by either party establishment wing, Ben now stands for unbiased solutions that promote social justice regardless of partisan lines.

Even though he has distanced himself from mainstream politics lately towards active support for grassroots campaigns sparking innovative ideas based on popular sovereignty rather than just governmental policies guided by concentrated interests like corporate giants or financial elites dominating modern America’s power structure.

Why did Ben Jones leave Dukes of Hazzard?

It is reported that Ben Jones, who portrayed the character of Cooter in The Dukes of Hazzard left the show for a brief period during its second season. However, it was not entirely clear why he had to depart from the series.

Speculations suggest that there was a disagreement over whether Cooter should have an unshaven look or a full beard. This dispute apparently caused some tension between Jones and the producers of The Dukes of Hazzard, which ultimately led to his temporary exit from the show.

During this time, several characters reportedly took Cooter’s place while he was away.

These new characters were allegedly introduced as Cooter’s supposed cousins who had never been mentioned before or after their appearance on the show. Nonetheless, Ben Jones eventually returned to resume his role as Cooter on The Dukes of Hazzard and continued to appear in subsequent seasons until its end.

Despite any past disagreements that may have occurred during filming, Ben Jones has since become an advocate for preserving the legacy of The Dukes of Hazzard and has praised his co-stars for their contributions to making it such an iconic show.

To Recap

Ben Jones is a professional football player and currently plays as a center for the Tennessee Titans. He was born on July 2, 1989, in Birmingham, Alabama. Jones is 6 feet and 3 inches tall, weighing around 308 pounds.

He attended Centreville’s Bibb Co. High School before joining Georgia college where he played football too. The Houston Texans selected him during the NFL Draft of 2012 in the fourth round with pick number 99 where he played till 2015 season after which he moved to Tennessee Titans where he still holds his position.

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John Rizzo

I am a professional rugby player in the Washington DC-Baltimore area. I have been playing rugby for over 10 years and have had the opportunity to play in many different countries. I am also a coach for both youth and adult rugby teams. I graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Sports Management and Marketing. I am currently working on my MPA from American University and plan to pursue this career path after graduating next year. LinkedIn

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