MINERS

Jeremy Jones
6  Jeremy Jones

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Jose, Calif.

High School:
Piedmont Hills

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 240

Position:
LB

Experience:
3L

2007 SPRING NOTES: Missed all of spring ball while continuing to rehab his broken leg.

2006 (MEDICAL REDSHIRT): Started the first two games at WILL linebacker before breaking his leg in practice and missing the remainder of the season ... was leading the Miners in tackles with 24 through two games ... had 15 stops (12 assist) versus Texas Tech ... began the season on watch lists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Butkus Award.

2005 (JUNIOR): Second team All-Conference USA at linebacker as voted by the coaches and media ... led the team with 130 tackles (61 solo), 14.5 tackles for losses (63 yards) and four forced fumbles ... also had three sacks (21 yards), a fumble recovery, two interceptions and a pass breakup ... started all 12 games at WILL linebacker ... had double digit tackles in eight games ... ranked third in C-USA and 14th in the NCAA with 10.8 tackles per game ... ranked tied for second in the conference and tied for 15th in the nation with 0.3 forced fumbles per game ... third in C-USA and tied for 51st in the NCAA with 1.2 TFLs per game ... ranked 40th in the NCAA with 5.6 solo tackles per game ... season-high 18 tackles (seven solo) with one sack, one TFL and one forced fumble at Rice ... stopped 17 ball carriers with a half TFL and sack as well as one forced fumble against Marshall ... 14 tackles and a 25-yard fumble return for a touchdown at Tulane ... posted nine tackles (seven solo) including a TFL and one interception against Toledo in the GMAC Bowl.

2004 (SOPHOMORE): Registered 39 tackles (29 solo) while playing in all 12 games, seeing time as a backup linebacker and extensive action on special teams ... had three tackles for losses (nine yards), a sack (seven yards), a fumble recovery and a blocked kick ... 12 of his tackles came on kickoff coverage ... season-high seven tackles (five solos) and a fumble recovery at San Jose State ... four tackles against SMU, Rice and Weber State ... picked up his first career sack at Arizona State ... five assisted tackles in the EV1.net Houston Bowl versus Colorado.

2003 (FRESHMAN): Garnered significant playing time as a true freshman ... credited with nine tackles (six solo) and a blocked kick ... five stops versus San Jose State ... four tackles -- all solo -- against Sam Houston State ... had an 18-yard return versus Sam Houston State after blocking a punt ... played in all 13 games.

PRIOR TO UTEP: All-League player as a junior and senior at Piedmont Hills High School ... league MVP as a senior ... named the Utility Player of the Year by the San Jose Mercury News as a senior ... received All-State Team Special Mention by Cal-Hi Sports, and was also a state player of the year nominee by that agency ... rushed 230 times for 1,859 yards and 27 touchdowns as a senior ... also had 37 catches for 600 yards and four touchdowns ... on defense, registered 162 tackles, 13 sacks, two interceptions (one for a TD) and eight fumble recoveries ... junior statistics included 130 tackles, 14 sacks, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries ... scored six touchdowns off punt returns during his prep career ... also punted 45 times, averaging 37 yards per punt ... high school coach was Matt Kiesle ... saw time at linebacker and tailback as both a junior and senior ... three-year varsity letterwinner ... helped Piedmont Hills High School fashion a 27-9 record with three straight league titles ... also lettered twice in basketball and track ... second team All-League basketball player as a junior ... member of one of the top prep basketball programs in the state ... listed in Who's Who Among American High School Students.

PERSONAL: Parents are Nathanial and Lisa Jones ... has two brothers and two sisters ... brother, Victor, was a Miner defensive back from 2003-04 ... full name is Jeremy Nathanial Jones ... nickname is "Hollywood" ... born 6/21/85 (San Jose, Calif.) ... multidisciplinary studies major.