Reggie Jones (born March 15, 1986) is a former American football cornerback. He played college football at Portland State University and the University of Idaho). He is Founder/President of a non profit mentoring program "Showtime For Stars", also CEO/Founder of Believe Beyond a public speaking, life coaching, and consulting company, and Co President/Founder of RISE Football Academy.
Reggie is on a Believe Beyond speaking tour which has surfaced in more than 200 locations throughout the US and Canada. He has been featured as the keynote speaker for businesses as well leadership initiatives. Keynote speaker at the National Youth At-Risk Conference in Savannah, Georgia. Keynote speaker at the Boeing Leadership & Diversity conference, Keynote Speaker at the US Marines New Age Leadership Conference and more.
He was originally signed as a free agent by the New Orleans Saints on April 8, 2009. Though tearing his Achilles tendon during the season, he was a part of the 2009 Super Bowl Championship team. Reggie recovered from his injury and the next year made the Saints practice roster.
The Washington Redskins claimed him off the Saints practice roster promoting him to the active roster on December 29, 2010. He was released by the Redskins on September 4, 2011.
In the middle of the 2011 season he was signed to the Minnesota Vikings and returned for the 2012 season. He was released by the Vikings on August 31, 2012.
Released after final cuts, Reggie played in the UFL for the Virginia Destroyers winning a UFL Championship. He played high school football at Kent Meridian High School. He also played college football at the University of Idaho and Portland State University.
Jones was signed to the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad in November 2012.
Jones signed with the Ottawa Redblacks on January 14, 2014. Making starting appearances at Corner and Free Safety He was released by the Redblacks on September 6, 2014.
Outside of sports, Reggie Jones has become one of the most sought after speakers in the state of Washington. He is most known for his "Believe Beyond Tour" which in its first effort landed in over 50 schools throughout the United States and Canada. His powerful messages, unique presentation style, and great story telling are what captivates his audiences. He has been highlighted at National Youth Conferences, Leadership Conferences, Assemblies, Youth Rallies, Church Services, Banquets, etc. He was also featured on the 2014 NSOG (Nothing Short of Greatness) Tour with world-renowned speaker Trent Shelton, the Keynote Speaker at WeDay (A youth conference, empowering a generation of young global citizens through an inspirational event and a year-long educational initiative), as well as the Keynote speaker for the National Youth At-Risk Conference in Savannah, Georgia. He most recently visited Summerour Middle School in Savannah, Georgia on October 11 2016.
Reggie Jones is also Founder, President, and Director of the mentoring program Showtime For Stars, a youth mentoring program for Student Athletes. In May 2014 Showtime For Stars put on two Inaugural staple mark events for the foundation. The first event was the 1st Annual Showtime For Stars Golf Tournament held at the illustrious New Castle Golf Club in New Castle, WA (Wa premier Golf and event destination). The second was the Showtime For Stars Football Skills Camp held in Kent, WA. NFL athletes from various teams across the league served as coaches and guest speakers. There were over 300 registered participants spanning from Washington, California, and Oregon. The foundation is supported from various businesses and former professional and collegiate athletes serving as mentors to youth (Ages 12–18).
Reggie is also the Co President/Founder of RISE Football Academy Rise Football Academy is a full-service, progressive-based instructional program in the state of Washington. Their platform is designed to meet the needs of position and scheme-specific instruction, as well individual, group and team training. Their instructors are former NFL and NCAA Football players giving back in a physical and mental capacity.