16 Jeff Jones  
Jeff Jones

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minn.

High School:
Washburn HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 198

Position:
RB


OVERVIEW: Ranked as the No. 1 player in Minnesota by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports • received four-star status from ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports and Scout • pegged as the No. 7 running back in his class by Rivals and as the No. 9 and No. 12 back by 247Sports and ESPN • listed as the 44th best player in the nation by Rivals and is the 60th best player in the county according to 247Sports • ranked 137th on ESPN's top 300 players.

ESPN ANALYSIS: Big-framed running back with a good combination of size and straight-line speed • tall, well-built frame • good upper-body playing strength • ability to read linebacker flow quickly and cutback through the hole with good anticipation • effectively bounce out of the pile • displays the lateral quickness to break to the outside extending his runs • ability to slide off the edge • more than adequate power and balance on contact • attacks defenders and is aggressive when in traffic • big upside to flourish as a power runner • good blend of size, speed and ball skills.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attends Washburn High School in Minneapolis • team finished 8-2 • named MVP of the 2013-14 Under Armour All-America Game with 72 total yards and a touchdown reception • Minnesota's 2013 Mr. Football • named All-State by the Associated Press • Star Tribune All-Metro and Pioneer Press All-East Metro • rushed 167 times for 1,525 yards and 34 touchdowns in 10 games as a senior • surpassed 100 yards rushing eight times and 200 yards two times • caught 17 passes for 493 yards and eight touchdowns • longest run of the year was 75 yards, while longest reception was 99 yards • rushed for a score in eight games and caught a touchdown pass in six games • returned seven kickoffs for 262 yards and seven punts for 39 yards • punted three times (longest was 51 yards) for an average of 44.33 yards • in 2012, carried the ball 111 times for 1,002 yards and nine scores, while adding 10 receptions for 149 yards and three touchdowns • totaled 4,668 yards and 92 touchdowns during his career as a four-year starter • also a standout basketball player for the Millers • football coach was Giovan Jenkins.