Matthew Jones

OG, C · Ohio St.

UPDATES

Week 5: DNP — bye week

Week 4: Jones lined up for 69 snaps in Ohio State's big road win over Notre Dame, 17-14. It was Jones' worst-rated performance of 2023, but given the caliber of competion, it's understandable. Officially, he allowed one pressure on QB Kyle McCord, but struggled at times in pass protection. — JH

Week 3: Jones' pass-blocking numbers remain unbleshed as the guard again did not allow a sack or a pressure. Ohio State blasted Western Kentucky 63-10, allowing Jones to play the fewest number of snaps (50) so far this season. — JH

Week 2: In the Buckeyes' 35-7 victory over Youngstown, Jones again did not allow a sack or a pressure in helping the Ohio State passing game rack up 359 yards. — JH

Week 1: Jones played 70 snaps in Ohio State's 23-3 win over to Indiana to open the season. He did not allow a sack or a QB pressure. — JH

Week 0: DNP

HISTORY — from college profile

2022 (jr): Earned second-team all-Big Ten Conference honors by both the coaches and the voting media in 2022…Started 12 of the 13 games at right guard in 2022…Played 758 snaps from scrimmage…Helped lead Ohio State to a No. 9 ranking nationally in total offense (490.7 ypg) and No. 2 in scoring (44.2 ppg)...Ohio State’s offensive line allowed the sixth-fewest TFLS in the country (50.0) and the seventh-fewest quarterback sacks (12.0)...

2021 (soph): Graduated in 2021 with his degree in human development and family sciences and is in his sixth year with the program…Played 427 snaps from scrimmage in 2021 and was named honorable mention all-Big Ten Conference…Started in the wins over Akron and Nebraska…Helped Ohio State’s offense rank No. 1 in the nation in total offense (561.5) and scoring offense (45.7)...Ohio State’s offense also ranked in the Top 5 nationally in 2021 in passing (3rd; 380.9), passing efficiency (2nd; 182.3) and third-down conversions (2nd; 52 pct.)

2020 (soph): Played in all eight games of the Covid-shortened 2020 season and started three times: vs. Michigan State, vs. Clemson in the CFP semifinals and vs. Alabama in the CFP championship game.

2019 (fr): Played in eight games in 2019 as a second-year freshman and as the back-up to All-Big Ten guard Jonah Jackson.

2018 (fr): Red-shirted the 2018 campaign after enrolling in classes at Ohio State in January 2018 and taking part in spring drills

High school: Attended Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, NY…A two-way lineman at Erasmus Hall, the same program that produced former Buckeye All-American Curtis Samuel… Coached by Danny Landberg…Helped Erasmus advance to the PSAL championship game as a senior…Top 100 rated prospect as a high school senior, and rated as high as No. 41 on the ESPN 300…4-star prospect by every major recruiting service…Considered the nation’s top-ranked center by 247Sports…At the time of his commitment to Ohio State, Jones was ranked nationally as a defensive tackle...Selected for the Under Armour All-America game

PERSONAL

Parents are Bernadine and Ian Jones…Matt graduated in 2021 with his degree in human development and family sciences and is in his sixth year with the program…honorable mention all-Big Ten Conference (media)...Social Media Twitter: @grindtime55 / Instagram: @matt_finesse

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Height: 6032
Weight: 312
Forty: 5.27
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