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Jamal Jones
Player Profile:
Jamal Jones 2224963
Position: RB
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 193
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Memphis, Tenn
High School: Trezevant
Experience: 1 Letter

2018:  Suffered a season-ending injury in the season opener versus Southeast Missouri State . . . Posted four rushing attempts for 12 yards during the game, including a long run of eight yards.

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 . . . Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll.

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.

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