UTEP (1-0) christens the home portion of its 2014 schedule versus Big 12 power Texas Tech (1-0) on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 9:05 p.m. MT.
UTEP NOTE: Member of the UTEP basketball team for the latter half of the 2013-14 season, playing in two games.
2014 (RS FRESHMAN): Played in all 12 games, making 11 starts ... ranks second on the defense with 52 tackles (27 solo), also ranked second with 8.0 tackles for loss (25 yards), while recording 1.5 sacks, an interception, three pass breakups and four quarterback hurries ... registered six-plus tackles during five different contests in 2014 ... tallied six stops (four solo) and two tackles for loss during first collegiate game at New Mexico ... recorded career-best seven tackles, a quarterback hurry and a pass breakup during first game in the Sun Bowl against Texas Tech ... came up with six stops and tackle for loss during a shutout win at UTSA ... registered five solo stops at Kansas State ... tallied first collegiate sack against Old Dominion and first collegiate interception against Southern Miss (14-yard return) ... recorded five tackles and 0.5 tackle for loss (four yards) against NM State ... registered two solo tackles before leaving game with injury against Middle Tennessee.
PRIOR TO UTEP: First-team All-District 1-4A defensive back and second-team All-District 1-4A quarterback as a senior ... rushed for 950 yards on 80 carries with 20 touchdowns, while passing for 463 yards and seven scores ... helped Burges to a 10-3 record and an area playoff win ... also recorded 83 tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles and returned three punts for touchdowns ... played three years of varsity ball ... participated in the Greater El Paso All-Star Game ... won eight consecutive games after taking the signal calling reins ... played with his twin brother, Aaron ... competed on the Burges track and field team ... a member of the 1600m relay state championship team after taking the district title ... El Paso Times All-City selection in basketball, averaging 15.2 ppg.
PERSONAL: Full name is Alvin Jones, Jr. ... 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, Aaron is a running back at UTEP ...born in Savannah, Ga. ... undeclared major.