James Robert Stone was born on April 26, 1992 in Nashville, TN, where he attended Maplewood High. As a true freshman at Tennessee, he started 8 of 12 games. He started his first 3 at left guard before moving to center for the final 5 games. As a sophomore, he opened the season as the starting center, starting the first 6 games at that position and logging 1 start at left guard. He appeared in 9 total games that year. As a junior, he started all 12 games at center. He started all 12 games as a senior, with 11 coming at center and 1 at left guard. He was originally signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent following the 2014 NFL Draft.
Signed by Atlanta Falcons on May 12, 2014 ... Placed on injured reserve by Falcons with torn ACL on December 18, 2015.
Signed a three-year deal with Falcons in 2014.