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#6 Mike Jones Jr.

Mike Jones Jr. - Football - Clemson University Athletics
BIO

Assumed the nickel/sam position following the departure of Top 10 pick Isaiah Simmons and concluded 2020 credited with 52 career tackles (8.0 for loss), five pass breakups, two forced fumbles, two interceptions and 0.5 sacks in 555 snaps over 28 career games (seven starts).

2020: Credited with 30 tackles (4.0 for loss), four pass breakups, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a half-sack in 359 snaps over 10 games (seven starts) … named as a second-team All-ACC selection by PFF … made first career start at Wake Forest, recording six tackles … started home opener vs. The Citadel … collected three tackles and a pass breakup vs. Virginia … registered one tackle and a pass breakup vs. No. 7 Miami … contributed four tackles (2.0 for loss) and a forced fumble at Georgia Tech … against Syracuse, recorded three tackles, a half-sack and his first career interception, which he returned 40 yards to the three-yard line to set up a Clemson touchdown, helping him share team defensive player of the game honors … missed two games but returned to action with a two-tackle performance vs. Pitt … recorded eight tackles (1.5 for loss) and a pass breakup at Virginia Tech … added a tackle in ACC Championship Game vs. No. 2 Notre Dame … posted two tackles and a red zone interception in Sugar Bowl vs. No. 3 Ohio State.

2019: Credited with 19 tackles (4.0 for loss) a forced fumble and a pass breakup in 181 snaps over 15 games … contributed to wins against Georgia Tech and No. 12 Texas A&M … added four tackles (one for loss) at Syracuse … made three tackles vs. Charlotte … added a tackle vs. Florida State and at Louisville … recorded two tackles, both for loss, vs. Boston College … contributed two tackles (one for loss) and his first career forced fumble vs. Wofford … made three tackles at NC State … posted two tackles vs. Wake Forest … broke up a pass on a fourth-down stop at South Carolina … added one tackle vs. No. 22 Virginia in the ACC Championship Game … played on special teams vs. No. 2 Ohio State and No. 1 LSU.

2018: Credited with three tackles in 15 snaps in three games while redshirting … posted three tackles in 13 snaps in his collegiate debut vs. NC State … also saw action vs. Louisville and Duke.

Before Clemson: No. 208 player in the nation by ESPN and No. 210 player by 247Sports … No. 10 outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN and No. 15 outside linebacker by 247Sports … played in Under Armour All-American Game … played two years at IMG (Fla.) Academy, helping it to a No. 2 final national ranking and 9-0 record as a senior, and a No. 4 national ranking and an 11-0 record as a junior … had 22 tackles, five tackles for loss, five pass breakups and a recovered fumble as a junior … had 11 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns along with 60 tackles and 13 sacks as a freshman … teammate of fellow Tiger signee Xavier Thomas … coached by Kevin Wright at IMG Academy … recruited by Tony Elliott and Brent Venables … enrolled at Clemson in January 2018.

Personal: Born Dec. 19, 1998 … earned degree in communication in May 2021 … completed a microinternship with Synnex in 2019 … two-time ACC Honor Roll selection (2018-19).