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#6 Mike Jones Jr. Season 2024

Nashville, Tenn.
High School
IMG Academy
Previous School

2022 Permanent Team Captain
2020 Clemson Graduate (Communications)
2019 ACC Honor Roll
2018 ACC Honor Roll

Played two seasons at LSU after starting his career at Clemson … Transferred to LSU in the summer of 2021 … Named permanent team captain prior to the start of the 2022 season … Appeared in 27 games for LSU, starting 9 times … In 2 seasons at LSU, recorded 55 tackles and 3.0 tackles for loss … Played all three linebacker positions as well as nickel back during his collegiate career … Capped college career playing in 56 games (29 at Clemson, 27 at LSU) with 16 starts (7 at Clemson, 9 at LSU) … At Clemson, registered 47 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss, a half sack and two interceptions … Started seven games for the national semifinalist Tigers in 2020, recording 30 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, four pass breakups, two interceptions and a forced fumble … Twice named to the ACC Honor Roll in 2018-19 … Redshirted as a true freshman in 2018 and then granted another year of eligibility due to the NCAA’s ruling on Covid in 2020 … A Nashville, Tennessee native who finished his high school career at IMG Academy in Florida … Graduated from Clemson with a degree in communications … Represented LSU at SEC Football Media Days in July of 2022.

Named permanent team captain prior to the start of the season … Started first 4 games at linebacker … Also contributed on special teams … Appeared in all 14 games and recorded 21 tackles … Season-high of 4 tackles vs. Florida State and New Mexico.

Appeared in 13 games, starting the final five games of the season at outside linebacker … Recorded 34 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss (-16) and a sack (-12) … Added a pair of QB hurries and a pass breakup … Got first LSU start at Alabama and responded with 5 tackles, a sack for a 12-yard loss and a tackle for loss … Against Alabama, LSU held the Crimson Tide to only 6 yards rushing, the fewest in an SEC game in school history … Had season-best 6 tackles in win over Mississippi State … Added four tackles, including one for a 3-yard loss, at Ole Miss … Had five tackles and a pass breakup in LSU’s win over Texas A&M in regular season finale … Finished year with three tackles and a QB hurry against Kansas State in the Texas Bowl.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2020 at Clemson)
Played in 10 games with seven starts … Credited with 30 tackles (4.0 for loss), four pass breakups, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a half-sack in 359 snaps … Named as a second-team All-ACC selection by PFF … First career start came vs. Wake Forest (6 tackles) … Started home opener vs. The Citadel … Collected three tackles and a pass breakup vs. Virginia … Registered one tackle and a pass breakup vs. No. 7 Miami … Contributed four tackles (2.0 for loss) and a forced fumble at Georgia Tech … Against Syracuse, recorded three tackles, a half-sack and his first career interception, which he returned 40 yards to the three-yard line to set up a Clemson touchdown, helping him share team defensive player of the game honors … Missed two games but returned to action with a two-tackle performance vs. Pitt … Recorded eight tackles (1.5 for loss) and a pass breakup at Virginia Tech … Added a tackle in ACC Championship Game vs. No. 2 Notre Dame … Posted two tackles and a red zone interception in Sugar Bowl vs. No. 3 Ohio State.

Credited with 19 tackles (4.0 for loss) a forced fumble and a pass breakup in 181 snaps over 15 games … contributed to wins against Georgia Tech and No. 12 Texas A&M … added four tackles (one for loss) at Syracuse … made three tackles vs. Charlotte … added a tackle vs. Florida State and at Louisville … recorded two tackles, both for loss, vs. Boston College … contributed two tackles (one for loss) and his first career forced fumble vs. Wofford … made three tackles at NC State … posted two tackles vs. Wake Forest … broke up a pass on a fourth-down stop at South Carolina … added one tackle vs. No. 22 Virginia in the ACC Championship Game … played on special teams vs. No. 2 Ohio State and No. 1 LSU.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2018 at Clemson)
Credited with three tackles in 15 snaps in three games while redshirting … posted three tackles in 13 snaps in his collegiate debut vs. NC State … also saw action vs. Louisville and Duke.

Rated as the No. 208 player in the nation by ESPN and No. 210 player by 247Sports … No. 10 outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN and No. 15 outside linebacker by 247Sports … played in Under Armour All-American Game … played two years at IMG (Fla.) Academy, helping it to a No. 2 final national ranking and 9-0 record as a senior, and a No. 4 national ranking and an 11-0 record as a junior … had 22 tackles, five tackles for loss, five pass breakups and a recovered fumble as a junior … had 11 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns along with 60 tackles and 13 sacks as a freshman … coached by Kevin Wright at IMG Academy.

Mike Jones’ LSU Career Highs
Tackles: 6 at Mississippi State, 2021
Tackles for loss: 1.5 at Alabama, 2021
Sacks: 1 at Alabama, 2021
Quarterback Hurries: 1 vs. Texas A&M, 2021

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