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Jamal Jones
Player Profile:
Jamal Jones 2224963
Position: RB
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 195
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Memphis, Tenn
High School: Trezevant
Experience: 1 Letter

2017:  Saw action in nine games in a reserve role at running back . . . Posted career-best numbers with 43 rushing attempts for 197 yards (4.6 avg.), while also catching five passes for nine yards . . . Finished fourth on the team in rushing yards and third among running backs . . . Posted at least one rushing attempt in eight of nine games played, including a season-high 10 against Coastal Carolina when he also tallied a career-best 41 yards . . . Including the CCU game, posted at least 25 rushing yards in five outings . . . Averaged a season-best 5.4 yards per rushing attempt against New Mexico State when he ran for 38 yards on seven carries.  His total included a season-long 18-yard rush . . . Caught at least one pass in four contests, including a career-high two against Nebraska in the season opener . . . Finished the game against Louisiana with a season-high seven receiving yards . . . A-State Athletics Director’s Honor Roll member.


2016: 
Saw action in two games as a reserve running back . . . Posted three rushing attempts for -1 yards . . . Ran for six yards on two carries against New Mexico State, but lost seven yards on one attempt against Texas State . . . A-State Athletics Director’s Honor Roll member.


2015:  Redshirted his true freshman season.


HIGH SCHOOL:  3-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN . . . Rated as the No. 44 and No. 55 player in the state by ESPN and 247Sports, respectively . . . 247Sports lists Jones as the No. 46 all-purpose back in the nation, while ESPN lists him as the No. 180 running back in the nation . . . Named an all-state selection by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association following his senior campaign . . . A two-way player, Jones developed into one of state of Tennessee’s best running backs after bursting onto the scene with 1,200 yards in his sophomore season . . . The trend continued as Jones topped the 1,000-yard plateau in each of his next two seasons . . . Also spent time at linebacker and safety in high school . . . Also recruited by schools such as Louisville and Georgia State.


PERSONAL:  Born Nov. 30, 1996 . . . Communication Studies major.


JONES’ CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS

YEAR ATT YDS AVG. TD LG
2016 3 -1 -0.3 0 6
2017 43 197 4.6 0 18
TOTALS 46 196 4.3 0 18

 

JONES’ CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS

YEAR NO. YDS AVG. TD LG
2016 0 0 0.0 0 0
2017 5 9 1.8 0 7
TOTALS 5 9 1.8 0 7

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