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34 Deion Jones

Has become a major part of the Aggies defense from his weak-side linebacker position … Has started the past two seasons for the Aggies after redshirting in 2014 … Has contributed mightily to one of the best run defenses in the nation over the past two seasons … Played a major part of the Aggies 2015 team that won the MEAC, the Celebration Bowl and the Black College National Championship … His strength and speed makes him a force at linebacker … Active and motivated, Jones often disrupts offenses … Has played in 24 games with 19 starts in his career … Has 110 tackles (53 unassisted) with 16.5 tackles, 3.5 sacks and three pass defenses.

2016 Season: Played in 12 games with 10 starts … Made 65 tackles (32 unassisted) with nine tackles for loss (33 yards lost), 3.5 sacks, two pass defenses and one fumble recovery … Ranked second on the team in tackles … Ranked third on the team in tackles for loss and sacks … Ranked 17th in the MEAC in tackles for loss and sacks and ranked 27th in tackles … Made a career-high 10 tackles (six unassisted) in the Aggies 31-9 win over Hampton in a nationally-televised game on ESPNU on Sept. 29 … Posted seven tackles (four unassisted) and added 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack in the Aggies win at Howard on Oct. 22 … Made seven tackles (four unassisted) in the Aggies 30-20 win over S.C. State on Nov. 5. 

2015 Season: Played 12 games with nine starts … Made 45 tackles (21 unassisted), 7 ½ tackles for loss, broke up one pass and recovered a fumble … Made 21 of his 45 tackles over the final four games of the season … Ranked seventh on the team in tackles and four the on the team in TFL’s … Helped the Aggies defeat Hampton 45-31 on Oct. 3 as he returned a fumble 19 yards for a touchdown … Led the Aggies in tackles for the first time in his career when he recorded a season-best nine tackles (4 unassisted) including three tackles for loss and a forced fumble as the Aggies defeated Howard on Oct. 24.

2014 Season: He accepted a redshirt. 

High School: Played varsity football at South Point under head coach Mickey Lineberger …Helped South Point post a 13-1 record and a sport in the state 3A quarterfinals…Earned All-Big South honors twice during his career…Was also named All-Gaston Gazette in 2013…As a senior, recorded 211 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, three sacks, two forced fumbles, four interceptions and 11 pass defenses.  

Position: Line Backer
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 202
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Belmont, N.C.
High School: South Point
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