Bucs’ Jones named FedEx Ground Player of the Week

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II was named FedEx Ground Player of the Week for Week 10, the NFL announced on Wednesday.

Against the Carolina Panthers, Jones rushed 23 times for 192 yards (8.35 avg.), including a 98-yard touchdown. His 192 yards rushing stand as the third-most in a single game by a player this season and the fifth-most in a single game in Buccaneers history. He also became one of just four players in NFL history to record a rush of 98-or-more yards, joining Derrick Henry (2018), Ahman Green (2003) and Tony Dorsett (1983). In addition, Jones’ 8.35 yards per rushing attempt are the third highest in a single game this season by any player with at least 20 rushing attempts.

Through Week 10, Jones ranks second in the NFL with his 5.1 rushing yards per attempt, among players with at least 100 rushes. He also ranks third in rushing yards (730), third in rush yards after contact (462) and fifth in scrimmage yards (854).