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UTEP Athletics honors Aaron Jones & Lauren Katada
UTEP Athletics Honors Aaron Jones & Xitlali Herrera
Aaron Jones Jones Finished With 127 Yards Rushing
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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.
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.