Position
Linebacker
Height
6'1
Weight
227 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
New Orleans, La.
Major
Human Science & Education
High School
Jesuit HS

2016 NFL Draft: 2nd Round (52nd overall) by Atlanta Falcons
2015 Permanent LSU Team Captain 
2015 Butkus Award Finalist

CAREER
Made the most of his one year as a starter for the Tigers in 2015, leading LSU in tackles with 100 … Thrived on special teams for first three years at LSU before flourishing as a senior at outside linebacker … Capped career with 165 tackles, 21.0 tackles for loss, and 5.0 sacks … Played in 51 games with 12 starts, 11 of which came during his senior season … Earned recognition as a permanent team captain (1 of 4) for the 2015 season in a post-season vote by the team … Also named LSU’s defensive MVP for 2015, along with defensive back Jamal Adams … Hard-hitting linebacker with tremendous speed.

SENIOR SEASON (2015)
Played in all 12 games with 11 starts … Named one of five finalists for the Butkus Award, which is given annually to the top linebacker in college football … Missed only start of season against Syracuse as he had to serve a half-game suspension due to being flagged for targeting a week earlier vs. Auburn … Led Tigers with 100 tackles and first on team with 13.5 tackles for loss …Added 5.0 sacks, six QB hurries and a pair of interceptions … Returned an interception 26 yards for a down in win over Eastern Michigan … Had double-figure tackles in six of LSU’s 12 games, including career-best 14 against Ole Miss … Opened season with 12 tackles in road win over Mississippi State .. Had 10 tackles in win over Florida followed by nine against Alabama … Closed regular season with double-digit tackles against Ole Miss (14) and Texas A&M (11) … Had eight tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and a sack in Texas Bowl win over Texas Tech … Sacks came against Florida, Western Kentucky, Arkansas, Texas Tech and had half-sacks against Auburn and Texas A&M.

JUNIOR SEASON (2014)
Took snaps in all 13 games and started at Will linebacker in place of Kwon Alexander versus Louisiana-Monroe … Tallied 27 total tackles and 3.5 tackles for a loss … Chipped in two tackles and a quarterback hurry versus No. 14 Wisconsin, and his QB hurry came on Wisconsin’s final offensive play on 3rd-and-12 which led to an incompletion late in fourth quarter … Collected a career-high five tackles against Sam Houston State … Registered his first full tackle for loss in win at Florida … Secured three tackles, a half-stop for loss and a pass breakup at Arkansas … Also a valuable contributor on special teams coverage units where he picked up eight of his 27 tackles … His eight special teams tackles ranked third on the team.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013)
Played in all 13 games with no starts … Continued to make his mark as a hard-hitting player on kickoff coverage … Tallied 15 tackles … Recorded one tackle for a loss against Texas A&M … Tied his career high with three tackles against Kent State, Auburn and Iowa in the Outback Bowl … Had two tackles in wins over UAB and Furman.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
Saw action in 13 games with no starts … Made an impact on kickoff coverage and finished year with 23 tackles, most of which came on special teams … Had 3.0 tackles for 12 yards in losses and recovered a fumble … Added three quarterback hurries … Added two tackles and recovered fumble on punt coverage against Ole Miss which resulted in field goal … Had three tackles in wins over Arkansas and Texas A&M … Added a tackle for a 4-yard loss in the second quarter vs. the Aggies … Had two tackles in eight games, including Chick-fil-A Bowl vs. Clemson … Opened LSU career with pair of tackles, including one for a 7-yard loss in win over North Texas in the season-opener … Had a tackle for a 1-yard loss in win over Auburn.

HIGH SCHOOL
A top linebacker prospect from New Orleans … Displayed tremendous awareness and an ability to make tackles from sideline to sideline … Led Jesuit to one of the best seasons in school history as a senior, finishing 12-1 and reaching the quarterfinals of the 5A playoffs … Named LSWA Class 5A Outstanding Defensive Player and first-team All-State in 2011 after posting 179 tackles, eight sacks, five forced fumbles, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries … A member of the ESPN All-Louisiana Football Team … Ranked No. 129 in the 2012 Final Southeast Top 150 … Named the New Orleans 5A Catholic League Defensive Player of the Year in 2011 … Named to the New Orleans Times-Picayune 2012 Blue Chip list … Listed on the 2011 Jackson Clarion Herald Elite Football Team … Earned the New Orleans Times-Picayune Metro Defensive Player of the Year award … Rated as Louisiana’s No. 4 prospect by SuperPrep, No. 8 by 247sports.com, and No. 14 in the state by Rivals.com … ESPN.com rates him as the nation’s No. 24 outside linebacker while Rivals.com rates him at No. 31 … Coached by Wayde Keiser.

PERSONAL
Born Nov. 4, 1994 in New Orleans, La. … Parents are Cal and Tahonas Jones … Nicknamed “Debo” … Has a sister, Cassidy … Majoring in sport administration.

JONES’ CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles: 14 at Ole Miss, 2015
Tackles for loss: 2.5 vs. Florida, 2015
Sacks: 1.0 four times (Last: vs. Texas Tech, 2015; First: vs. Florida, 2015)

JONES’ CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks
PBU
QBH
INT
FF
FR
2012
13-0
8
15
23
3.0-12
0-0
0
3
0-0
0
1-0
2013 13-0
6
9 15
1.0-6
0-0
0 1 0-0 0
0-0
2014 13-1
9
18 27
3.5-7
0-0
1 1 0-0 0
1-0
2015 12-11
57
43 100
13.5-56
5.0-37
3 6 2-26 1
0-0
Totals
51-12
80
85
165
21.0-81
5.0-37
4
11
2-26
1
2-0
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