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Position:  Defensive Back
Name  Dominic Jones
Weight:  190 lb (86 kg)
Height:  5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Place of birth:  Columbus, Ohio

Date of birth:  (1987-01-18) January 18, 1987 (age 28)
High school:  Columbus (OH) Brookhaven

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Dominic Jones (born January 18, 1987) is a former American football defensive back who is currently the assistant head coach and director of football operations for the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League (AFL). He played college football at the University of Minnesota before transferring to Otterbein College. He attended Brookhaven High School in Columbus, Ohio.


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Early years

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Born the son of Keith Jones and DaMona Lipsey, Jones played high school football for the Brookhaven High School Bearcats. As a senior in 2004, Jones helped lead the Bearcats to an Ohio Division II State Championship. Jones received scholarship offers from Michigan State, Minnesota and Pittsburgh.

University of Minnesota

Jones chose to continue his football career for the University of Minnesota. Jones saw playing immediately for the Gophers, appearing in all 12 games as a true freshman. He was 6th on the team with 55 tackles on the season, while also leading the team in punt return yards. As a sophomore in 2006, Jones was the starting strong safety for the Golden Gophers, starting at 13 games. He tied for second on the team with 82 tackles, while also serving as the teams primary kickoff and punt returner.

Rape Allegations

In July 2007, Jones was charged with raping an 18-year-old female while at an apartment. He was acquitted of the rape charge and eventually charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Otterbein College

After serving 8 months in a workhouse, Jones enrolled at Otterbein College, where he was given a chance to join the football program. Jones earned first team All-America, All-Region, and All-Ohio Athletic Conference in his lone season with the Cardinals.

Cleveland Gladiators

Jones was assigned to the Cleveland Gladiators on October 20, 2011.

Orlando Predators

Jones signed with the Orlando Predators on November 5, 2012. He returned 88 kicks for 1,751 yards and four touchdowns during the 2013 season, earning Second Team All-Arena honors as a kick returner.

Return to Gladiators

Jones was traded to the Cleveland Gladiators on February 18, 2014.

Coaching career

Jones was named the defensive backs coach of the Cleveland Gladiators on March 3, 2016. In December 2016, he was promoted to assistant head coach and director of football operations.


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