Breakdown: Enters camp as the backup weakside linebacker on the depth chart…His hard work has made him a valuable player defensively and on special teams…Had his season cut short in 2012 due to an injury…He is one of five players from Greensboro Dudley and one of eight players from Greensboro on the A&T roster…Has developed into one of the stronger linebackers…Benched 225 pounds 18 times last spring…This spring he bench pressed 355 pounds..
2012 Season: Played in three games without a start…Made five tackles, two solo, during the season…Had three tackles in the Aggies’ 77-0 win over West Virginia State on Sept. 8.
2011 Season: Redshirt season
High School: Played four varsity seasons at Dudley High School in Greensboro…Started three years for the Panthers where he earned All-Area, all-conference and defensive MVP honors…Played kicker, punter, linebacker, fullback and tight end during his career…Ranked third in the region for linebackers at the National Underclassmen Combine…Also participated in track and field, where his two major events were shot put and discus…Academically, Jones was among the National Society of High School Scholars and was a member of the Mu Alpha Theta Mathematical Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Denzel Howard Jones…Was born on June 28, 1993…He is the son of Glenn and Jacqueline Jones…Has one sibling, Luther E. Jones…His major is supply chain management…Plans to obtain employment in transportation and logistics after graduation…Eventually wants to own a transportation company…Is a member of the American Marketing Association and he involves himself in the community through church activities and mentoring youth…His mother is an instructor in the journalism and mass communications department at North Carolina A&T.