Maurice Jones- Drew is a former professional running back. He played college football for the UCLA Bruins where he led the Bruins in rushing every year and earned unanimous All-American honors.
Jones-Drew played in the NFL for nine seasons. Jones-Drew was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft, 60th overall. After having a relatively slow rookie year, Jones-Drew exploded. Against the Colts on December 10, Jones-Drew set a franchise record with 166 rushing yards and 303 all-purpose yards, which included a 93-yard kickoff return for touchdown. He helped the Jaguars to the 2007 Divisional Round, where they lost to the legndary New England Patriots dynasty. He was named to the Pro Bowl three times and led the NFL in rushing yards in 2011. He played his first eight seasons with the Jaguars, through 2013. In his final season in 2014, he played for the Oakland Raiders.
Following his retirement, Jones-Drew entered broadcasting, serving as a football color analyst for NFL Now and other shows on NFL Network. As of 2021, he is currently the color analyst for the Los Angeles Rams.