A speedy, athletic player who has seen time at outside linebacker and along the defensive line ... played LEO, a hybrid defensive end/linebacker position, in 2008 and defensive end last season ... has played in 16 career games ... earned Iron Terp status for the first time in his career in spring testing, recording the 16th-best strength index on the team.
As a Sophomore (2009): Saw action in all 12 games as a reserve defensive end ... moved to defensive end in spring practive ... recorded a career-high three tackles against James Madison (9/12) ... combined with Alex Wujciak to make a key stop on third-and-6 with less than a minute to play against James Madison, helping force OT ... got in on the first TFL of his career against Virginia (10/17) ... had two stops vs. NC State (11/7) ... recorded the first solo TFL of his career against Florida State (11/21).
As a Redshirt Freshman (2008): Saw action in four games as a reserve at LEO with one start ... played the last four games of the season ... tallied four tackles on the year ... posted two stops vs. FSU (11/22) and two solo stops vs. BC (11/29) in his first career start.
As a Freshman (2007): Redshirted.
At McDonough High School: A two-way threat who contributed on offense and defense ... played TE, WR, OLB, and SS ... the Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Maryland ... also a consensus first-team all-state choice ... ranked No. 70 nationally among tight ends by Scouts, Inc. ... an all-Met honorable mention selection by The Washington Post ... earned All-SMAC and all-county honors in 2006 ... posted 89 tackles, including two sacks, and two interceptions as a senior ... also had 22 receptions for 450 yards and 11 touchdowns ... transferred from Penn Hills High School in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he starred at tight end, helping lead the Indians to a QUAD East Championship ... also recruited by Pittsburgh, Florida State and Iowa ... coached by David Bradshaw.
Personal: Parents are Nancy and Darnell Jones ... enjoys playing basketball ... member of the honor roll in high school ... majoring in family science.