Former USC football RB Ronald Jones II scored a 98-yard touchdown
Ronald Jones II is showing the NFL exactly why he was so beloved by USC football fans.
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On Sunday, he put on the jets for an unbelievable 98-yard touchdown run
Just how impressive was that play? The breakdown is incredible.
It was the longest rush in Buccaneers’ history and he joins just three other players in NFL history to carry the rock for such a long gain, per ESPN Stats & Info.
Ronald Jones II is finally living up to his USC football potential
Jones II came into the day with 538 yards on 120 carries with a career-best 4.5 yard per carry average. Those numbers already put him well on the way to setting new career bests across the season, but they’ll get quite the boost from Sunday’s numbers.
On 14 carries, Jones had 142 yards and a touchdown, adding one catch for six yards. He fumbled early but more than made up for it with a franchise-record scoring run.
The score helped Tampa Bay extend their lead in the third quarter over the Panthers. A field goal that followed later in the period made it 29-17.
At USC, Jones II played three seasons and gained 3,619 yards with a 6.1 yards per carry average. He scored 42 total touchdowns. He finished his career ranking fifth on USC’s all-time rushing list and fourth in per carry average. He scored at least one touchdown in 13 consecutive games, which was the most since Anthony Davis did it in 17 in a row from 1973-74.
Pro Football Focus named Jones II an All-American and the Buccaneers drafted him in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Jones II had a slow start to his pro career, but he started to come alive in his sophomore season and has taken another step up in Year 3.