Chris Jones – Football – Mississippi State

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    2015 Second Team All-American (pro football spotlight) 2015 Second Defensive Lineman of the Week (November 9 vs. Missouri) 2013 First Year All-American (athlon sports, bleacher report, 247sports) 2013 sec co – freshman of the week (Dec 2) career: dominant and versatile defensive lineman who can line up at tackle or end…played in 39 games with 16 starts …totaled 102 tackles, 18.0 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks in his three-year career…also broke up nine passes…came to msu as one of the top prospects in the nation hailing from houston, miss. …declared for the 2016 nfl draft after his junior season. 2015 junior season: a pro football focus second-team American pick…started all 13 games at defensive tackle…has collected 44 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks along with four passes interrupted … he recorded a career-high eight tackles against world no. 14 lsu in week two (9/12)…recorded five tackles and one tackle for loss at no. 14 texas a&m (3/10) … scored four tackles and a sack in louisiana tech’s home win … named second defensive lineman of the week after tying a career high with 2.0 tackles for loss in win at missouri, including a sack for six yards…finished the win at arkansas with three tackles, a tackle for loss, a rushing quarterback and a pass breakup (11/21)…made five stops in the final game of his career at the belk bowl (12/30). 2014 sophomore: seen action in all 13 games without starts…made 26 tackles, including 3.5 for loss…sacked the quarterback three times for a 12-yard loss…scored three tackles and a sack in the season opener against miss south (9/6) … scored his second sack in south alabama (9/13) … collected four tackles against world no. 6 texas a&m (4/10), including 0.5 for loss…recorded three stops against no. 2 auburn (10/11)…recorded four tackles, one sack and two quarterback runs vs. arkansas (11/1)…had three stops vs. ut martin (11/8).

    true 2013 freshman season: one of the best freshman defensive linemen in the nation…played in all 13 games with three starts…starts were against alcorn state , troy and bowling green…named first-year all-american by bleacher report, athlon sports and 247sports…an honorable mention selection of all-seconds from the associated press…recorded 10 career quarterbacks field, a team best, and tied for the team lead in tackles for loss with seven for a 28-yard loss… ranked second in squad rankings in sacks with three for 26 yards… booked his personal best 2.0 tackles for lost yards vs. ole miss (11/28) and earned 2nd freshman of the week honor…recorded 2nd career sack vs. alabama (11/16), dragging toward down to j mccarron for a seven-yard loss in the first quarter o…recorded three tackles at texas a&m (9/11), making two in the first quarter on consecutive carries…during the first half at south carolina (2/11), credited with two qbhs and breaking the first career pass, knocking down a pass from connor shaw in the second quarter… he broke out with a career best game against lsu (10/5), recording a career-high four tackles, including two tfl… made the first opening of his career against alcorn state (9/7) and scored a couple of stops.

    High School: Considered the #1 High School in the country. 2 overall prospect in the country by 247sports, as he earns the distinction of being the highest-rated player in the state of mississippi by nearly every publication… no. 1 on Clarion Ledger’s Jackson (Mississippi) Top 10 Most Wanted List…ranked No. 2 defensive end in the country by 247sports and … named among’s top 150 recruits coming in at no. 46 … rated him No. 6 defensive end in the country, the no. 25 best player in the southeast and the no. 2 ranked player in state…helped lead coach william cook and the houston hilltoppers to their first playoff win and an 11-3 record in 2012…led team in tackles at defensive end with 160…also posted 14.0 sacks, 10 pass deflections, two fumble recoveries and a 74-yard interception return for a touchdown…recorded 75 tackles and 5.0 sacks during his junior season as a freshman in houston …selected for the mississippi-alabama all-star classic to start at defensive end…recorded eight tackles, one sack and three tackles for loss in the game, earning mississippi most valuable player honors.. .was also selected for the under armor all-american game… named him best player on the first day of pre-game practices… also invited but did not participate in the semper fidelis all-american game… c As a junior, he recorded 75 total tackles with 32 solos, five quarterback sacks…played only four games as a sophomore, when he had 25 tackles as a back up, 16 of them solo stops…also worked as an offensive lineman in 2010… five-year letterman for the houston varsity basketball team, and averaged 14.8 points as a junior… named to the mississippi north/south stars basketball game for 2011. personal: full name is christopher deshun jones… born july 3, 1994, in houston, miss. … son of chris jones sr. and mary woodhouse…has two sisters, camry and candace…majoring in communication. jones’ career high tackles: 8, vs. lsu (9-12-15) tackles for loss: 2.0, (three times) last at missouri (5-11-15) sacks: 1.0, (eight times) last vs arkansas (1-1-14) pass breakup: 2, against ole miss (11-28 -15)

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