Enters 2023 bowl season credited with 108 career tackles (5.0 for loss), 10 pass breakups, three interceptions and a fumble recovery in 1,694 defensive snaps over 56 games (28 starts) ... 2023 William V. Campbell Trophy semifinalist.
Enters 2023 bowl season credited with 108 career tackles (5.0 for loss), 10 pass breakups, three interceptions and a fumble recovery in 1,694 defensive snaps over 56 games (28 starts).
2023: William V. Campbell Trophy semifinalist … enters bowl season credited with 25 tackles (2.0 for loss), a pass breakup and an interception in 318 snaps over eight games (seven starts) … contributed three tackles (one for loss) at Duke … recorded two tackles and a pass breakup vs. Charleston Southern … added two tackles vs. Florida Atlantic … posted six tackles vs. No. 4 Florida State … contributed two tackles at Syracuse … contributed five tackles (one for loss) and his first interception of the season at Miami (Fla.) … added another five tackles at NC State.
2022: Credited with 31 tackles (1.5 for loss) and a pass breakup in 521 defensive snaps over 10 games (all starts) … All-ACC Academic Team selection … contributed three tackles at Georgia Tech … added three tackles and a pass breakup vs. Furman … after missing three-and-a-half games, made five tackles (0.5 for loss) in return to action at Florida State … made seven tackles vs. No. 14 Syracuse … added five tackles at Notre Dame … contributed two tackles vs. Louisville … added two tackles (one for loss) vs. Miami (Fla.) … recorded three tackles vs. South Carolina … made one tackle vs. No. 24 North Carolina.
2021: Had a career year despite playing behind two first-team All-ACC selections, compiling 24 tackles, four pass breakups and an interception over 415 snaps in 13 games (three starts) … recorded three tackles vs. SC State … contributed two tackles at NC State … added seven tackles and two pass breakups in a start vs. Boston College … registered two tackles and a pass breakup at Syracuse … contributed another two tackles at Louisville … recorded two tackles and his first interception of the season vs. UConn … contributed a tackle and a pass breakup vs. No. 13 Wake Forest … made three tackles at South Carolina … added two tackles vs. Iowa State.
2020: Credited with 22 tackles (1.5 for loss), three pass breakups and an interception in 300 snaps over 11 games (eight starts) … made first career start at Wake Forest, adding two tackles … split a tackle for loss among his two tackles vs. The Citadel … recorded his first career interception vs. No. 7 Miami, sharing team defensive player of the game honors … added a tackle at Georgia Tech … credited with three tackles vs. Syracuse … contributed two tackles vs. Boston College … recorded six tackles (one for loss) and a pass breakup at No. 4 Notre Dame … added two tackles at Virginia Tech … made one tackle in ACC Championship Game vs. No. 2 Notre Dame and in Sugar Bowl vs. No. 3 Ohio State.
2019: Credited with six tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup in 140 defensive snaps over 14 games … recorded a pass broken up in collegiate debut vs. Georgia Tech … added two tackles vs. Charlotte … posted a tackle vs. Florida State and vs. Boston College … registered a tackle and fumble recovery vs. Wofford … added a tackle at NC State.
Before Clemson: Ranked among the top 100 players in the nation by ESPN.com and Rivals … ESPN.com ranked Jones as 69th-best overall player, second-best player in the state of Virginia and seventh-best cornerback in the nation … ranked 91st overall by Rivals, fourth-best from the state of Virginia and ninth-best cornerback in the nation … 247Sports ranked him as eighth-best player in Virginia … ranked as four-star prospect by all three services … two-way player, who had 45 tackles, two interceptions, one he returned for a score, in 2018 … as a receiver, had 17 receptions for 347 yards and two scores … selected to World Bowl in Mexico and Under Armour All-American game … played his high school football at Maury High School under Dyrri McCain … Clemson recruiters were Mike Reed and Brent Venables … committed to Clemson on April 20, 2018 … enrolled at Clemson in January 2019.
Personal: Born Oct. 25, 2000 … earned degree in communication in August 2022 … his brother, Kennedy, played baseball at UNC Greensboro and is the school’s single-season record-holder for RBIs as well as the 2022 SoCon tournament MVP before transferring during the 2023 offseason … completed a microinternship with Adobe in spring 2022 … three-time ACC Honor Roll selection (2019 and 2021-22).
Note: Tackle stats in the bio above reflect statistics from coaches film review. Tackle stats in the table below reflect those as awarded by gameday stat crews.
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