MINERS

Aaron Jones
29  Aaron Jones

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
El Paso, Texas

High School:
Burges HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185

Position:
RB

Experience:
1L

11/24/2014

Jones Selected as Semifinalist for Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award

Aaron Jones was selected as one of the 16 semifinalists for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award the committee announced on Monday.

11/18/2014

Miners Of The Week: Nov. 17, 2014

UTEP Athletics Honors Aaron Jones & Joan Jepkirui As The Miners Of The Week

11/16/2014

Miners Bowl-Eligible Following 35-17 Thumping of North Texas

The Miners (6-4, 4-2 C-USA) are bowl-eligible for the first time in four years and have won four of their last five games.

11/01/2014

Miners Ground Golden Eagles, Move One Win From Bowl Eligibility

UTEP Posts Third Straight Win

10/11/2014

UTEP Runs Over Old Dominion, 42-35

Miners Move To 3-3 On The Year

11/06/2013

Post Practice Interviews

10/05/2013

UTEP vs. LA Tech

09/17/2013

Post Practice Interviews

09/07/2013

Post Game

08/21/2013

UTEP back from camp

UTEP football first practice back from Alpine, Texas.

11/29/2014

UTEP Football vs Middle Tennessee

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

11/15/2014

UTEP Football vs North Texas

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

11/01/2014

UTEP Football vs Southern Miss

Photo Gallery by Michael P. Reese

10/11/2014

UTEP Football vs Old Dominion

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

09/13/2014

UTEP Football vs New Mexico State

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

2013 Athlon Sports Freshman All-America Third Team
2013 College Football News All-Freshman Honorable Mention
2013 C-USA All-Freshman Team
2014 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

UTEP NOTE: Appeared in 10 games as a reserve point guard for the UTEP basketball team during the 2013-14 season ... scored six points and dished out six assists in 51 minutes.

2014 (SOPHOMORE): Started 11 games, missing one due to injury ... leads the team with 1,233 rushing yards (sixth-best single-season total in program history), rushing scores (11), points (84), yards per game (112.1), attempts (217), total touchdowns (14) and all-purpose yards per game (137.9) ... totaled 1,517 all-purpose yards (ninth-best single-season performance in program history) ... averaged 5.7 yards per carry ... led team in receiving touchdowns (three), while ranking second in receptions (27) and yards (284) ... yards per game ranks 22nd amongst all FBS players and fourth in Conference USA ... ranks 29th nationally and fifth in C-USA in rushing yards ... only the ninth Miner to hit over 1,000 yards in a season, while becoming the first since the 2009 season (Donald Buckram - 1,594 yards) ... produced six 100-yard games and six multiple-touchdown games ... opened the 2014 campaign with career-bests in rushing yards (237) and rushing touchdowns (three) during a victory at New Mexico ... ran for a 73-yard touchdown (career-long rushing score) against the Lobos ... became the first-ever sophomore in UTEP history to rush for 200-plus yards in a single game ... amassed 177 yards rushing and found the end zone twice, including a 54-yard running score, during a win over North Texas ... totaled 122 all-purpose yards (86 rushing, 36 receiving) and two touchdowns (24-yard rush, 40-yard reception) at USTA ... registered 168 rushing yards and two rushing scores during a win over rival NM State ... ran for 144 yards and two touchdowns against Texas Tech ... rambled for 219 all-purpose yards (147 rushing, 72 receiving) and two touchdowns (a seven-yard rushing score and a career-long 72-yard touchdown reception) versus Middle Tennessee ... hit 103 rushing yards against Old Dominion ... tallied a 54-yard reception at LA Tech ... caught first collegiate receiving touchdown on an three-yard pass at Kansas State.

2013 (FRESHMAN): Recognized as one of the top freshmen running backs in the nation ... saw action in nine games, making six starts as a true freshman ... missed last three games due to injury ... named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team ... earned College Football News All-Freshman team honorable mention honors ... tabbed to the Athlon Sports Freshman All-America third team ... led the Miners with a freshman-record 811 yards on 155 attempts (5.2 average) ... rushed for four touchdowns ... played on an offensive unit that racked up 2,216 rushing yards, most since 1988 ... ranked second in the nation in rushing yards and rushing yards per game amongst freshmen prior to sustaining his injury ... ended the year rated no. 42 in the country in rushing ... led the Miners with 34 rushing first downs ... rushing yards ranked ninth and rushing average (90.1 ypg) ranked fifth in C-USA ... rushing yards ranked sixth nationally amongst freshman ... tallied three 100+ yard games and six 90+ yard games ... three 100-yard rushing games were the most by a UTEP freshman since John Harvey had four in 1985 ... caught four passes for 14 yards ... opened collegiate career by running for 127 yards on 11 carries (11.5 average) and two touchdowns against New Mexico ... dashed 65 yards to the end zone during the game versus New Mexico ... ran for a career-high 186 yards, including a career-long 81-yard sprint, at Rice ... the 81-yard run against the Owls was the longest by a freshman in school history and the longest by an FBS freshman in 2013 ... ran for 97 yards and a touchdown in a victory at rival NM State ... rushed 18 times for 121 yards (6.7 average) against LA Tech ... rushed for 62 yards and a touchdown at No. 12 Texas A&M ... racked up 94 yards rushing at Colorado State ... rushed 15 times for 90 yards (6.0 average) against Tulsa.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Earned 1-4A Offensive MVP and the El Paso Times All-City MVP award his senior season ... appointed to The Old Coach 2013 Class 4A All-State Team ... amassed more than 1,800 yards rushing and accounted for 30 touchdowns in 2012 ... recorded 74 tackles (56 solos), one interception and two forced fumbles ... helped Burges to a 10-3 record and an area playoff win ... rushed for 335 yards against a solid Wichita Falls Rider defense in the regional playoffs ... played three years of varsity ... earned 1-4A District MVP honors after compiling over 1,400 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns his junior season ... participated in the Greater El Paso All-Star Game ... named to the National All-Department of Defense team ... All-District wide receiver his sophomore season ... played varsity basketball and competed on the track and field team for Burges ... El Paso Times All-City selection on the hardwood ... a member of the 1600m relay state championship team after taking the district title ... played with his twin brother, Alvin.

PERSONAL: Full name is Aaron LaRae Jones ... son of Alvin, Sr. and Vurgess Jones ... father is an army veteran and mother is an active duty member of the military ... has two brothers and one sister ... his twin brother, Alvin is a linebacker for UTEP ... born in Savannah, Ga. ... undeclared major.