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Don Jones
Player Profile:
Don Jones 770728
Position: DB
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 208
Year: Senior
Hometown: Town Creek, Ala.
High School: Hazelwood
Other College: Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
Experience: Transfer

2012: Preseason second team All-Sun Belt Conference selection by Athlon's...College Footbal Performance Awards national Special Teams Player of the Year Watch List.

2011: Named the Sun Belt Conference Special Teams Player of the Week twice...Recorded a career-high 54 tackles, the fourth most on the team, from his nickel postion...Also posted 6.5 tackles for loss, which were the fifth most on a defense that ranked No. 8 in the nation in the stat...Recorded 1 interception, 1 sack, 3 pass break-ups and 1 blocked kick...Played in every game, including 10 as a starter..Blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown gainst ULM and returned a block fro a score against Troy...Recorded a career-high 10 tackles agaisnt Troy and posted at least 5 tackles in 5 games...Recorded at least a partial tackle for loss in 8 games...Finisehd the GoDaddy.com Bowl with 8 tackles, which tied Brandon Joiner for the most on the team.

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST:  A 2-star recruit by Rivals.com, Jones took a redshirt season in 2008 and played running back for the Red Wolves in 2009 before transferring to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College for the 2010 season . . . Jones played safety last season for the Bulldogs, recording 39 tackles and three tackles for loss in seven games played . . . The Bulldogs finished No. 3 in the final NJCAA poll with a 10-2 record.

ARKANSAS STATE (2009):  While with the Red Wolves, Jones rushed for 149 yards and two touchdowns on 24 attempts . . . He also recorded 12 receptions for 146 yards and another touchdown.

HIGH SCHOOL:  Played both running back and defensive back at Hazelwood High School before originally signing with A-State in 2008 . . . The state track and field champion in the 100, 200 and 400-meter events, Jones rushed for 1,853 yards and 22 touchdowns his senior campaign.

PERSONAL:  Born May 14, 1990 . . . Son of Don and Amberlene Jones.

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