Honors: 2011 – Earned the most improved linebacker award following spring drills … Presented the Donald Craig Sophomore Academic Award.
2012: Played in 10 games and had three starts … Finished year with 22 tackles to go with a fumble recovery and a forced fumble … Five of his stops came on special teams … Was in on a total of 213 snaps, including a season-high 55 at Georgia Tech … Made the move to safety in the spring … Suffered a foot injury late in preseason camp and missed the McNeese and FAU games … Played on special teams against Memphis … Started against Georgia Tech and had four stops … Turned in seven tackles (four solos) against ULM … Had two tackles and a fumble recovery in win over Troy.
2011: Played in 11 games and had one start … Had 373 total snaps and earned eight winning grades from the coaches … Registered a career-best 30 tackles, three hurries, two fumble recoveries, and a TFL … Four tackles occurred on special teams … Turned in a personal-best five tackles and a TFL against GT … Had a fumble recovery at Troy … Registered four tackles and a quarterback hurry in win over Memphis … Had three assisted tackles and a quarterback hurry vs WKU … Recovered a fumble in win over FAU … Added six stops against UL … Missed the FIU game with an injury … Had four stops at North Texas.
2010: Played in all 13 games with nearly all of his time coming on special teams ... Played 167 total snaps, including a season-high 19 against Austin Peay ... Registered three total tackles on the season ... Made the move from running back to linebacker during the spring ... Played in his first collegiate game against Minnesota ... Had one stop against Troy and ULM ... Also had a stop against FAU.
2009: Took a redshirt year.
High School: Named Class A Mr. Football Back of the Year ... Named TSWA All-State as a junior and senior ... Voted to the Preseason Top 25 in Tennessee ... Voted to the All-Southern Football Team by the Orlando Sentinel ... A two-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Rushed for 1,197 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior while adding 71 tackles and five forced fumbles on defense ... As a junior he rushed for 1,349 yards and 18 touchdowns on his way to first team all-state honors ... Also had 121 tackles, six sacks, and caused five fumbles on defense as he was tabbed the Region 3A Defensive Player of the Year ... Voted 1A Defensive MVP of the State Championship game ... Also lettered in basketball ... Played for Coach Vic Grider ... Runs a 4.5 40.
Full Name: David Ethan Jones ... Parents: Daniel and Connie Jones ... Born: 12/16/90 ... Major: Undecided.