2015 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in two games • competed on special teams at Colorado State • appeared at Purdue, but did not record a statistic.
2014 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Did not see any game action.
2013 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in two games • made his collegiate debut on special teams against UNLV • notched one tackle on special teams at Indiana.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Edina High School • all conference honorable mention as a senior • led the Hornets to a 5-5 record and a win in the Class 5A Section playoffs • was named team Defensive Player of the Year • competed on Hornets' track and basketball teams • member of the 4x100-meter relay team that set a school record of 42.44 • also first student in Edina history to become a Gates Millennium Scholar.
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 12, 1994 • son of Sarah and Doug Jones.
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