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Deion

Jones

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Line Backer
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 203
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Belmont, N.C.
High School: South Point

Bio

Exciting player who entered his senior season on the field in 2018 … Was vital on an Aggies defense who helped the Aggies win the MEAC title, the Celebration Bowl and the HBCU national championship … Enters his third straight season as a starter as a weak-side linebacker … Has contributed mightily to one of the best run defenses in the nation over the past three seasons … Has been a starter on two MEAC championship, Celebration Bowl and HBCU national championship teams … His strength and speed make him an effective linebacker … Has played in 36 games with 26 starts … Has 157 tackles (83 unassisted) with 19.5 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, seven pass breakups, one interception and eight passes defended in his career.

2017 Season: Played in 12 games with seven starts … Made 47 tackles (28 unassisted), 3.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks … Also forced a fumble, recovered a fumble, had an interception and broke up four passes … Ranked third on the team in tackles … Had the game-winning interception in the Aggies crucial 24-20 win over Bethune-Cookman on Oct. 21 … Also had 10 tackles (eight unassisted) in the game … Posted seven tackles (four unassisted) in the Aggies 49-17 win over Savannah State on Nov. 11 … Posted seven tackles (two unassisted) in the Aggies blowout win over Mars Hill on Sept. 9.

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 spot 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.  

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