The National Football League today announced that Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II was named FedEx Ground Player of the Week for Week 10, making him the fourth Buccaneers running back to win the award in franchise history.
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).
Jones joins LeGarrette Blount, Doug Martin and Bobby Rainey as the four Tampa Bay running backs to be named FedEx Ground Player of the Week. With Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady winning FedEx Air Player of the Week in Week 4, 2020 marks the first time since 2015 in which Tampa Bay had both a FedEx Air and Ground Player of the Week in the same season.
(Courtesy of the Buccaneers Communications Department.)