Jones Rushed For A Game-High 147 Yards On 23 Attempts To Lead UTEP
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2014 (JUNIOR): Played the first three games before suffering a season-ending injury ... rushed for 65 yards on nine carries (7.2 average) and a touchdown ... tallied 47 rushing yards on six carries (7.8 average), a rushing touchdown (24-yard run) and a 30-yard reception against Texas Tech ... rushed two times for 15 yards versus NM State.
PRIOR TO UTEP: Appeared in 13 games, making one start, during sophomore season (2013) at Washington State ... rushed 35 times for 157 yards and a team-high seven touchdowns ... caught nine passes for 38 yards ... tallied 41 yards on six carries and two touchdowns against Idaho ... named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year during the 2012 season as a redshirt after transferring from Central Washington ... appeared in nine games, totaling 90 yards on 17 carries, during freshman season at CWU ... attended Juanita High School ... four-year letterwinner in football ... Seattle Times White Chip prospect as a senior ... All-State selection at defensive back ... first team All-King County 3A selection at both running back and defensive back ... finished career with 3,682 rushing yards and 39 touchdowns ... lettered three times in wrestling and twice in track and field.
PERSONAL: Son of John and Maria Laufasa ... older brother, Corey is an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Miners ... Corey played linebacker at Washington State ... younger brother, Darrin is a sophomore running back with the Miners ... also has a younger sister, Theresa ... born in Pago Pago, American Samoa...Multidisciplinary Studies major