In April 2001, Kenyatta Jones became the first USF football player drafted into the NFL. Jones earned another USF first Sunday, when his New England Patriots won the AFC Championship game 24-17 vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers.Jones, a backup offensive lineman for New England, will be the first Bull to play on a Super Bowl team.
Jones was also a member of USF’s first-ever team that began play in 1997. A four-year starter at tackle for the Bulls, Jones logged 40 starts in 43 appearances for USF from 1997-2001. The Patriots chose him with the first pick in the fourth round last April.The Super Bowl will take place Sunday in New Orleans, with Jones’s Patriots taking on the NFC champion St. Louis Rams, who beat the Philadelphia Eagles 29-24 Sunday in the NFC Championship.
- Staff Report