Chandler Jones joins the San Jose State University football coaching staff in 2017 as a graduate assistant. He will be working with the defensive staff coaches.
Jones returns to San Jose State after a professional career in the NFL and Canadian Football League. He was a member of the practice squads for Tampa Bay in 2014 and the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL in 2015. In 2016, he was on the Alouettes’ active roster during the season before he was released in July.
The 2013 San Jose State graduate finished his college career as the Spartans career leader in number of receptions (248) and touchdown receptions (31). He is the only player in school history to catch at least 50 passes in a season in all four seasons and one of four Spartans with 60 or more receptions in two different seasons.
His best season was in 2013 when he caught 79 passes for 1,356 yards and 15 touchdowns. Jones was a first-team All-Mountain West selection, was named an honorable mention All-America wide receiver and concluded his college career playing in the East-West Shrine Game.