PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Eagles punter Donnie Jones has announced his retirement after playing 14 seasons in the NFL.
Jones’ announcement came on Tuesday, a little more than three weeks after the Eagles Super Bowl LII victory.
Jones was originally a 7th round draft pick of the Seattle Seahakws, and spent time as a member of the St. Louis Rams, but played the final 80 games of his career with the Eagles.
Over the course of his career, Jones registered a 45.5 yard average on 1,110 punts. Jones retires as Philadelphia’s all-time leader in both gross punting average (45.37) and net average (40.5).
Jones also owns the team records for most career punts inside the 20 (138), most single-season punts inside the 20 (34, 2014) and best net punting average in a season (41.6, 2015).
“After 14 seasons in the NFL, I have decided to retire so that I can spend more time with my family,” said Jones. “I am grateful for all those who have supported me throughout the years. Specifically, I would like to thank Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman, Doug Pederson and the entire Eagles organization for allowing me to be a part of their family for the past five seasons. I will truly miss my teammates, coaches, friends and the best fans in the NFL. Although I am retiring, I will always be an Eagle and will forever have a special place in my heart for the city of Philadelphia. It is a great honor to be a part of the first Super Bowl championship team in Eagles history and there is no better way to finish my career.”