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Daronte Jones

Defensive Backs


Daronte Jones (duh-RAHN-tay), who was the Vikings defensive backs coach in 2020, returns to Minnesota in 2022 after serving as the defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach at LSU last season. Entering his sixth season in the NFL, Jones previously spent two years with the Cincinnati Bengals as the secondary/cornerbacks coach from 2018-19 and with the Miami Dolphins as the assistant defensive backs coach from 2016-17.

Jones became the defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach at LSU for the 2021 season, helping LB Damone Clark earn Second-Team All-America honors, be selected as a finalist for the Butkus Award and win SEC Defensive Player of the Week twice on the season.

While leading the Vikings defensive backs in 2020, the team ranked top 10 in the NFL in interception, and Jones helped S Harrison Smith tie his career high with five interceptions.