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.
Signed a three-year deal with Falcons in 2014.