CINCINNATI, Ohio – Former Cal wide receiver Marvin Jones caught four touchdown passes Sunday in Cincinnati’s 49-9 victory over the New York Jets at Paul Brown Stadium to set a single-game Bengals’ record. Jones led the Bengals with career highs of eight catches and 122 yards receiving.
His touchdowns accounted for four of the five thrown by Bengals’ quarterback Andy Dalton. Jones had a nine-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter, followed by six and 14-yard scoring catches in the second and another six-yarder in the third. In addition to his four scoring grabs, Jones also had a career-long 45-yard reception in the second quarter.
Cincinnati leads the AFC North with a 6-2 record at the halfway mark of the regular season after its fourth straight victory.
Jones has career-highs of 23 catches, 369 yards receiving and a team-high seven touchdown receptions over the Bengals’ first eight games in 2013. He is in his second NFL season with Cincinnati after being selected by the Bengals in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Jones played at Cal from 2008-11, making 38 starts including all of the team’s games over his final three campaigns. He finished his career among Cal’s all-time leaders in receiving yards (2,260, 6th), 100-yard receiving games (6, T6th), receptions (156, T7th) and receiving touchdowns (13, T8th). He was an honorable mention All-Pac-12 choice and a member of the ESPN.com Pac-12 Blog’s all-underrated team as a 2011 senior when he posted career highs of 62 receptions and 846 receiving yards along with three touchdown catches.