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NC A&T Football BIO
56 Denzel Jones

Entered the 2014 August camp as the favorite to win the starting linebacker position…Injuries slowed down his 2013 season…Jones is a hard worker who has been a valuable player on defense and special teams…Had his season cut short in 2012 due to an injury…He is one of six players from Greensboro … Had a superb spring practice session…Made five solo tackles and one assisted tackle at the 2014 Blue-Gold Spring Game…Can bench press 225 pounds a total of 12 times and his squat max is 450 pounds.

2014 Season: Played in 12 games with 12 starts…Made 70 tackles (38 unassisted), 8.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and intercepted a pass…Ranked third on team and 27th in the conference in tackles…Opened the season by making a career-high 10 tackles (five unassisted) in a 47-13 win over Alabama A&M in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge in Orlando, Fla., on Aug. 31…Followed that performance with eight tackles against nationally-ranked Coastal Carolina on Sept. 6…Made a career-high 3.0 tackles for loss in a 17-12 win at Elon on Sept. 13…Had double-figure tackles with 10 (seven unassisted) stops in a 38-22 win at Howard on Sept. 27…Had nine tackles (five unassisted) in a 34-0 win at Savannah State on Nov. 15. 

2013 Season: Played in two games without a start.

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.

Position: Line Backer
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 244
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Greensboro, N.C.
High School: Dudley
Major: Supply Chain Management
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