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2012 Football Roster


Justin Jones

Class: r-Jr.
Position: LB
Height: 5-11
Weight: 225 pounds
Previous School: Godby
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL

Honors: 2009 - Named to the Sun Belt All-Freshman team by Rivals.com ... Named to the SBC All-Freshman team by the SBC beat writers.

2012: Played in nine games and had three starts … Finished eighth on the team with 41 tackles, including 3.0 TFLs and a pass breakup … Was in on a total of 201 snaps … Had 30 or more snaps four times … Suffered a knee injury during spring drills and will be limited when August camp opens … Had two stops vs McNeese … Did not play against FAU, Memphis, Georgia Tech or ULM … Returned against FIU and had three tackles, including a TFL in 25 snaps … Started against Mississippi State and had six tackles, including a TFL … Had six stops against North Texas … Collected six tackles and a pass breakup at WKU … Registered seven stops at USA … Shared team lead with seven tackles and a TFL at ASU.

2011: Played in three games and had just 98 snaps … Finished with 19 tackles, including 4.0 TFLs … Suffered a thumb injury midway through fall camp and missed the Purdue game … Cleared to play by doctors on Sept. 5 … Did not see action against GT … In his first game back he had seven tackles at Troy … Had five solo stops, including two TFLs in win over Memphis … Turned in seven tackles, including two TFLs against WKU … Re-injured his thumb and missed the rest of the season.

2010: Played all 13 games and earned eight starts ... Third among linebackers with 467 snaps played, including a season-high 88 at WKU ... Earned nine winning grades from the coaches ... Fourth on the team with 68 tackles, while also adding 6.0 TFLs, 1.0 sacks, two pass breakups, one hurry, and one forced fumble ... Turned in 10 tackles against Minnesota and added six stops in win over APSU ... Had four tackles and a TFL at Memphis, then recorded five stops against Troy ... Registered seven tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, a sack, and a forced fumble at Georgia Tech ... Had a pass breakup and a hurry against ULM ... Turned in nine tackles in win at WKU ... Led the Blue Raiders with seven stops and a pass breakup against FAU ... Had six tackles and 1.5 TFLs at FIU ... Also added six stops and a TFL in bowl game against Miami.

2009: Played in 12 games and had 215 total snaps ... Was in on a season-high 47 plays at Troy ... Had three winning grades from the coaching staff ... Finished the season with 26 tackles, 3.0 TFLs, a sack, a fumble recovery and a hurry ... Added four tackles at Maryland in six special teams snaps ... Tallied five tackles and a quarterback hurry against Troy ... Had two stops against Mississippi State ... Registered five tackles, including two for loss of yards and a fumble recovery against WKU ... Had a pass breakup at FAU ... Had his first career sack in win over FIU.

High School: A three-star recruit by Rivals.com and ranked as the nation's 90th best outside linebacker ... Rated the 62nd best outside linebacker by Scout.com ... A first team all-state selection as a junior and senior ... Also made the All-Big Bend and FACA All-District team two years in a row ... Voted the team defensive most valuable player as a junior and senior ... Godby went 12-3 and finished second in the state his senior year as he tallied 173 tackles, 37 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, one interception, and three blocked kicks ... Registered 188 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, and five quarterback sacks as a junior ... Turned in 17 tackles and five tackles for loss in state championship game against Cocoa ... Owns the school record for tackles in a season (188) and career (424) ... Played for Coach Shelton Crews.

Full Name: Justin Lorenzo Jones ... Parents: Kerry Finley and Renee Patterson ... Born: 12/4/89 ... Major: Undecided.



2009 Game-by-Game Stats
2010 Game-by-Game Stats
2011 Game-by-Game Stats
2012 Game-by-Game Stats